The potential rewards for using Airbnb are obvious – you can make a huge ROI on your investment. You might have heard or know someone who is making insane cash flow on their condos using Airbnb. At first glance, this seems like a very attractive options for condo investors, but is it worth the potential risks? You face risk primarily from 3 sources.
If you are thinking about investing in a new condo you are probably wondering what is the upside and where will prices be in 5 years from now? How much profit will I make? It is an important question and one I will answer now but it’s a bit of a red herring.
The Canada Pension Plan just invested another $1.4B into student housing, this after already investing $2.8B a few months ago in 2015. Student housing is clearly a growth segment of the market, and new projects are popping up all the time in Ontario, but how do you know which projects are the safest to invest in? Andrew la Fleur breaks down his 5 factors that he looks for before endorsing a student rental project to his investor clients.
If you are thinking about investing in a property with a family or friend, there are certain benefits that can make it an attractive way to build your real estate portfolio. However, there are potential pitfalls too, and some mistakes that I see investors making time and time again. Here are the top three mistakes to avoid when investing in real estate with friends or family.
2nd best year on record.
4975 condos sold in 2014, up from 4595 in 2013.
Record high of 22,703 rentals in 2014 (up 15% over 2013)
Rental rates in the downtown core are up 2.8% in Q4 2014.
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