June 2019

Found 3 blog entries for June 2019.

In honour of the Raptors win at the NBA Championship and the rumours in regards to Kawhi Leonard buying a house in Toronto, this week’s blog is all about why pro-athletes should be buying their properties in Toronto, rather than renting them.

Renting vs. Buying Properties

Most pro-athletes tend to rent properties rather than owning them. For example, a well-known baseball player was renting one of our properties for $10,000 per month for seven months out of the year. That adds up to a $70,000 expense per season. His salary was in the tens of millions per year. It doesn’t make any financial sense to be renting rather than purchasing. The specific property he stayed in could have been purchased for about $2 million and the carrying cost with a

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Suburbs At The Forefront

With Toronto not only being voted the number 1 place in Canada to live, but the number 1 place for new Canadians to immigrate to, we’ve seen significant price increases in the downtown area. The shorter term rate of return may be lower, so where can we find opportunities with potential to see a greater jump over th shorter to medium term? The Toronto suburbs are the answer to that.

You may be wondering if we’re going to be looking at detached homes in this article rather than condos. This question can be answered with a simple fact: the spread between the value of the detached home and the condo is 139%. So, as you can see, there is a huge opportunity for appreciation with condos.

Why should you put suburban

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The Fluidity of Managing a Real Estate Portfolio

A question I commonly receive while doing a seminar is, “Alex, when are you going to stop buying? When will it be enough?” As it stands, my portfolio includes 11 properties.  I constantly come across opportunities and because I live and breathe this industry, I can allow for a little more risk in my portfolio than a traditional investor. Those who are less involved in the industry tend to have a smaller portfolio.

It’s important to treat your portfolio as a fluid portfolio. My portfolio began in 2012 when I purchased my first pre-construction property and it has continued to grow as I invest in them every year. Though things in the real estate industry were very different back in 2012 and

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