Investing In Real Estate vs The Stock Market

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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