REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Why Buy In Canada: Investing in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, North York or Markham
GTA has some of the best real estate in the world. With a growing population of just over 5 million people we are blessed with a range of features that make our real estate market highly sought after by home buyer, investors and developers. Some of the key reasons why buyers choose Canadian real estate include:
- Excellent lifestyle benefits - famous schools and universities, beautiful lakeshore, restaurants, entertainment and sporting facilities and fabulous natural landmarks.
- Resilient, stable and growing economy with a federal budget surplus
- Very stable political environment
- Abundant natural resources
- Highly educated workforce and high levels of immigration
- Very friendly, diversified and laid back culture
- World class medical facilities
- Low pollution and congestion
- World class cities- Toronto and Mississauga being voted as some of the most liveable cities in the world.
Toronto and Mississauga are world class cities with a multi-cultural population of over 5 million and purchasing a property in the Toronto real estate market is a wise decision that will provide substantial capital gains over the long term.
The value of Toronto property market has traditionally doubled in value every 7-10 years over the last several years. From 1992 to 2011, the average sale price for a home in Toronto increased from $214,971 to $465,412, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). If the Toronto residential market is used as a barometer, we can see that residential real estate has treated us quite well over the past 20 years.
That's a 116.5% ROI over 20 years or 3.94% compound annual return, and that's just the price increase not including any potential rental profits. In fact, over the past 20 years, we have only seen four years of negative returns in the Toronto market and they all fell between 1992 to 1996.
Assuming you were to have purchased an average single-family Toronto rental property in 1992, put 25% down, taken a mortgage for the rest, and found a tenant whose rental payments covered only your property's basic operating expenses, taxes, maintenance and the interest portion of your mortgage (leaving you to cover the principal portion your-self) you would have achieved an 11.4% annualized return on in-vestment as of the end of 2011.
Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, North York and Oakville provide investors one of the best places to invest in real estate in the world. Canada has a long history of solid economic growth rate was very resilient during the Global financial crisis and was one of the first economies to rebound into positive growth in 2009. A strong domestic economy resilient to international shocks and with a stable government provides an excellent platform for property investing.
While our head office is based in Mississauga, our buyer's agents regularly travel to other parts of Toronto to source property. Using our trusted network of Buyers Agents we also help you source suitable properties in other capital cities and regional areas to meet your specific property requirements.