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 […]