Investing In Real Estate vs The Stock Market

Quite often in our day to day within the real estate sector, we find our client asking us the ancient old question... "where should I put my money, Real estate or the Stock Market? Answering this depends on a number of factors and no one answer will be best for all. In order to help you in making this decision, we have compiled some of our thoughts below.

Investing in real estate and investing in the stock market are both viable options for growing your wealth, and which one is right for you will depend on your goals, risk tolerance, and financial situation. Here are a few reasons why investing in Canadian real estate may be a better option than investing in the stock market:

  1. Potential for steady cash flow: One of the main benefits of investing in real estate is the potential for steady rental income. If you own a rental property and have tenants occupying it, you can receive monthly rental payments that can help offset your mortgage and other expenses. This is not typically possible with stocks, which do not generate regular income unless you sell them or receive dividends.

  2. Tangible asset: Real estate is a tangible asset, meaning it is something you can physically see and touch. This can be appealing to some investors, as it can provide a sense of security and stability compared to the intangible nature of stocks.

  3. Ability to add value: With real estate, you have the opportunity to add value to the property through renovations or other improvements. This can increase the value of the property and potentially generate a higher return on your investment. With stocks, you do not have this level of control over the underlying asset.

  4. Potential tax benefits: In Canada, there are several tax benefits available to real estate investors, such as deductions for mortgage interest and certain expenses related to the property. There are also capital gains tax exemptions that may apply when you sell a rental property for a profit. These tax benefits may not be available with stocks.

It's important to keep in mind that investing in real estate carries risks and potential drawbacks, such as the possibility of vacancy or damage to the property. It's always a good idea to thoroughly research and consider your options before making any investment decisions.

If you or anyone that you know is interested in investing into Canadian Real Estate, please reach out to us via the contact us tab below! We are also always available via mobile at 604-341-0488 or email which can be sent to


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Are You A First Time Home Buyer? Read This!

Buying a home can be a daunting and overwhelming experience! There are many factors to consider, such as finding the right property, securing financing, and navigating the legal and regulatory aspects of the home buying process. It's natural to feel anxious and uncertain about making such a big decision.

One way to make the process less daunting is to educate yourself about the home buying process and familiarize yourself with the various steps and requirements involved.....or let us help answer those for you!

Another way to make the process less daunting is to seek the guidance and support of experienced professionals like The Wallington Twins as mentioned above. We can provide valuable advice and assistance throughout the home buying process, and can help you make informed decisions. 

As a buyer, you have multiple options when it comes to style of property but one of the most appealing is buying pre-sale otherwise known as "brand new"! 

This type of real estate investment can be attractive because it allows buyers/you to purchase a property at a potentially lower price than it will be worth when completed(can be 2-3 years), and also gives you the buyer the opportunity to customize the property to their preferences.

However, one major risk is that the property may not be completed on time, which can cause delays and additional costs for you. There is also the risk that the final product may not be as described or may not meet your expectations. Additionally, you may not have the opportunity to see the property in person before purchasing, which can make it difficult to assess the quality and condition of the property. You also don't have the ability to know how the strata are going to respond to any changes needed to the building as there isn't any minutes to go through.

Overall, buying presale real estate can be a potentially profitable investment, but it's important to carefully consider the potential risks and drawbacks before making a decision, especially when you are a first time buyer. 

If you're considering buying presale or selling your home please feel free to connect with us at any time if you have any questions!

after all of this being said, you may ask, if presale has all these drawbacks, what would you suggest instead?!

WE SUGGEST BUYING RESALE REAL ESTATE espcially if you are a brand new first time buyer! Buying resale real estate, or a property that is already constructed or completed, can be a good idea for a number of reasons. One major advantage of buying resale is that you can see and inspect the property in person before making a purchase. This can give you a better idea of the property's condition, quality, and features, and can help you make a more informed decision.

Another advantage of buying resale is that the property is already completed, so there is no risk of construction delays or additional costs associated with completing the property. Additionally, resale properties may have mature landscaping and established neighborhoods, which can provide a more established and desirable living environment.

Finally, buying resale can also be a more affordable option, as the property has already been constructed and the initial development costs have been incurred by the previous owner. This can make it possible to purchase a property at a lower price than a presale property.

Overall, while buying presale real estate can have its own advantages and may be suitable for some people, buying resale can provide a number of benefits, including the ability to see and inspect the property in person, the absence of construction delays and additional costs, and the potential for more affordable prices.

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