Real Estate vs. The Stock Market
Real estate and the stock market have always been topics of interest. Which one do you think has given the best return on investment ?
Are Montreal’s Real Estate prices high?
Canadian home prices seem somewhat reasonable compared to major cities around the world on the price to square footage basis.
Real Estate vs Equities
Property is often touted as a fail-safe investment – something that will increase in value “no matter what”. While this isn’t guaranteed, it’s true that property values across Canada have steadily trended upward for decades1 (sometimes in a big way, such as the case in Toronto or Vancouver2). Some may wonder, then, how real estate […]
Trade Wars, Real Estate and Your Investments
In his presentation, Nader will take a look at the key issues with a special focus on: Tariffs, NAFTA & global trade wars The Canadian real estate bubble Will your investments be impacted? About Nader Hamid, B.Com, CIM®, FCSI: A graduate in finance from McGill University, Nader began his career in wealth management in 2002. […]
Buying and Selling U.S. Property
Trying to decide whether to buy a U.S. property or simply rent one? It can be difficult. On the one hand, there’s the emotional allure of a second home – perhaps a vacation home – that you can escape to whenever you like. On the other hand, there’s the cold, hard truth that a second […]
How Four Major Changes to Canada’s Housing Rules Will Affect Us All
Earlier this month, Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced important legislation designed to address the so-called ‘housing bubble’ in this country. The proposed measures are significant. Change 1: Expanding a mortgage rate stress test to all insured mortgages As of October 17, a stress test used for approving high-ratio mortgages will be applied to all […]
Would you spend $40 million on your 375th birthday?
$39.5 Million Earmarked For Lighting Up The Jacques Cartier Bridge To Celebrate Montreal’s 375th and Canada’s 150th Anniversaries. We love the idea of Montreal’s massive potential as a national and international business and investment hub; it’s a city of unparalleled elegance, style and joie de vivre. But we’re in the business of assessing risk‐adjusted, long‐term […]
Announcing Canada’s First City of Millionaires
Rising real estate values drive the average net worth of Metro Vancouver households up over $1 million! According to a study published by Environics Analytics, the average net worth of Vancouver households rose 7.1 per cent last year to hit $1,036,202 by the end of 2015. Second came Toronto with an average net worth of […]
France Real Estate Markets Are Expensive!
A sprawling estate in the south of France has become the most expensive property in the world. Known as Les Cedres, the home is located near Nice in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and has been offered for one billion euros ($1.1 billion). The 10-bedroom property, built in 1830, comes with a huge swimming pool and one of the […]