Why Investing in Canadian Real Estate is a Safe Bet

Posted on 27. Apr, 2010 by in General

It is a fact that Canada provides one of the best living opportunities in the world. With the reinforcement of the Canadian economy, more and more people are migrating to the country, resulting in Canada becoming one of the most sought after destinations for real estate investors. Unlike most residential property markets in developed economies, which have seen sales and prices plunge, the Canadian residential market has shown relatively smaller declines in sales and prices and is already bouncing back with house prices and sales on the increase.

Investing in Canadian real estate is still competitively priced, richly valued and more of a containable risk than in the United States and Europe. In fact, if you do a comparative study of real estate markets in US, UK and Europe, you can easily realize that real estate investment in Canada is quite affordable. In fact, despite the high standard of living in Canada, the cost of living here is much lower than most of the other countries.

These strong fundamentals are leading to a growth in the demand for properties. The real estate experts believe that this growing demand in the Canadian real estate market will also radically boost the property values in years to come. One of the biggest advantages of investing in this real estate market is that even non-resident Canadians can own property.

Foreign investors looking for global real estate investments have ranked Canada among the top three countries that offer the most “stable and secure” market in 2009, according to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate – up from sixth place from the previous year.

Canada is “one of the world’s safest countries to invest” according to Dun & Bradstreet’s Global Risk Indicator, due to the relatively mild slowdown experienced as a result of the global credit crisis.

Canada is also ranked first among the G7 nations for the “likelihood of a strong and healthy economy in the year 2020.” according to the Canadian Business’ Prosperity Potential Index in late 2009.

Like anything, you need to do your homework and educate yourself with the factors that drive long term real estate value and appreciation. Invest in areas with a future and not a past and don’t speculate. Follow a system and stay on track.

Jane Killeen-Payne
INVICTA Property Investments
April 2010

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