Oliver Baumeister von Bretten, Broker | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage

A Guide to Investments in Canada Real Estate

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Investing in property in Canada requires a fair amount of money and is not for the faint of heart. But if you do it right and you do it well, investing in real estate can be a great money-making venture that can provide you with a reliable source of monthly cash for many years to come.

Educate yourself

For any type of investment venture, it is important to educate yourself and do your own research. There is always a ‘right time’ to put your money into real estate. Understanding the market conditions before you take the plunge is crucial. For example, with real property prices in Canada on a decline, it may be a good time to start looking for investment opportunities with an investment partner that can give you great tips on prime properties and locations.

Determine how much money you can afford to invest

Before you start investing in real estate, you need to assess your current financial capability. Are you truly in the right position to invest a good amount of your savings into properties? Depending on your business goals, you can work with an investment partner to cut down the costs that you need to shoulder to acquire a prime property.

Remember: Real estate investment is not for impulse buyers

Investing in real estate requires a lot of research—research on the best loan rates you can get, property prices, up and coming neighbourhoods, etc. You cannot close a deal without doing due diligence. The best way to make sure you’re buying a piece of real property below or at its market value is to understand the property inside out. This is where real estate professionals come in. If you’re new to the real estate investment game, it’s going to work to your advantage to partner with people who know the market.

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