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Real Estate Investments in Canada
Posted on Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 02:50:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips
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Have you been looking for a new investment? You can try real estate. Real estate can become a regular source of income throughout your work life up to retirement. You can also sell it when you need cash or leave it to your kids for inheritance.


How do you go about finding the next property to invest in Canada?

Well, you will need a real estate agent to guide you on the available properties in the market. Most people have a misconception about agents. That the agents may run off with your money without finding the right property for you. Though this is true if you meet scammers, the honest ones, however, do make your work easier.

To find the right real estate agent, you will need to ask for referrals from friends or families, or to do the leg walk yourself from office to office. You can also search online and get one immediately. If you are going to trust someone with your investment, it would be advisable to visit them in their office.

Open houses will also provide you with an opportunity to meet an agent.Real Estate Investments in Canada


Ask questions

Don’t let them feed you with market prices and future projections of the value of a property. Ask questions if you have any. Don’t be afraid to voice out your concerns. If you are looking for a condo or an apartment tell the agent your choice.

Listen to their advice but be the judge. More so, do your own research.



If you opt for a loan, then you will need to apply for a mortgage with financial institutions. Mortgages are usually 75% of the cost of the property. So you will need to raise the 25% from your pockets. The lender may have to conduct interviews with you to find if you are eligible for the mortgage. The approval may take a few days or longer depending on the bank and your financial status.

You can also choose to invest in real estate with a group of investors. It can be family or friends or even business partners. Investing in a group will help you spread out the risk of your investment. If there are significant losses on the property, you get to share with your partners.



When buying a property for investment, it is crucial to seek the services of a lawyer. Although they will cost you a few dollars, they will help you with the mortgage review, Agreement of purchase and sale, and search the title. These are things that will make your purchase straightforward. The charges will depend on the lawyer’s experience, the property, and location.



A professional accountant will come in handy for the purchase of the property. They can identify the little and minor costs incurred on the property such as insurance and interest fees. Accountants can also advise you on the best system for recording your income and expenses on the property to determine tax reports.



The taxes charged on your property will depend on the location of the property, income, and expenses. Consult both the lawyer and the accountant on projected taxes on the property.



Well, investment is not just about making money. There will be days when you have to spend money on maintenance of the property. If it is an apartment, maintenance may be a regular thing as tenants come and go as they wish. Some of the typical maintenance costs are; electrical, doors, windows, paints, locks, shelves and taps. Floors and ceilings may take a few years before they need maintenance unless you get ‘unique’ tenants.


Buying land instead of property

You can choose to buy bare land instead of property. This land can remain bare until its value appreciates so that you can resell it or you can find capital to build a property of your choice. However, for bare land to appreciate, you will need to be patient for a few years to see the difference in value.


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How to Raise Funding for Your Real Estate Deals
Posted on Sun, 30 Jul 2017, 10:25:00 AM  in Home buying tips
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For any business, raising capital is an important aspect. To grow and become successful in real estate field, you need to understand your finances. Real estate business requires funds and investments to scoop the best deals in the area.

There are also various risks associated with real estate investments. So, you need to plan your finances carefully to get the business funded.fundraise


Financial Techniques

Financial techniques are crucial if you want to close a deal. The first step to raising money is by investing your capital. Real estate investments hail from equity, personal savings, bonds, and mutual funds.

The liquid assets are also the foundations of real estate business. You look for a loan only when there is enough to invest.


Raise Your Liquid Assets

Increase your liquid assets to get capital. Once you know some liquid assets you have, consider other avenues of raising money. Create a list of the individual you can outsource private loan. Friends and family could help you if you related with them well.


Raising capital for real estate requires you to understand the market well. People will only work with you if they are confident of your means to pay them back, or if they know the market value is rising. You need to do market research and then plan to raise capital for real estate based on your needs.


Create a Project

Create a project to raise capital. Your project should be able to outline your particular needs and requirements of your projects. Determine the amount of capital required to invest in real estate.


List all the investments and returns the project is expected to make. Explain the project to those you want to get money from, so that they can have a glimpse of the nature of the investment. If your project is promising, they will invest.


Consider Private Investors

Private investors can lend you some loan for your project if they are sure that you will return the capital. Private loans accompany some interest fee. Therefore, you need to return the money plus the interest.


While seeking a private loan, your credibility and relations in the market make a huge difference. If you have good relations, you can raise a reasonable amount for your project. You can also seek capital from creditors who specialize in the field.


Consider Taking a Personal Loan

The banks may give you personal loans at interest. Personal loans can help you raise a considerable amount of capital.

A bank loan is also another great avenue to seek money for real estate. But you should be ready to pay different interest rates. Bank loan interest rates mostly vary from 12 to 22 percent.


Mortgage Loans

There are various mortgage loans out there for your project. However, you will have to mortgage your home against the loan. Therefore, to apply for a mortgage loan, you need to have a real property plus equity to get money out.

The tips discussed above may help you get the capital you are looking for your next project. However, do some due diligence as well before making any move.


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