2 July 2014
Here are some of the interesting highlights form the survey:
- 32% of high-net-worth Canadians have additional commercial or residential real estate;
- 1 out of 10 owns three or more of them;
- 51% have vacation properties;
- 42% own investment rental real estate;
- 11% have properties for their kids or parents.
And though some Canadians try to become mortgage-free before getting retired, more than one-quarter of wealthy Canadians don’t have such plans.
“Paying off your mortgage with investments may lead to capital gains, and they will cause additional taxes and, as a result, less money to invest,” – added Peter. “In this case retirees may see certain tax advantages to maintain a low-interest mortgage on their properties.”
You don’t have to be already high-net worth Canadian to start investing in real estate! If you own a home or a condo as a principal residence and thinking about buying an investing property – we would like to remind you that July is a month to do refinancing of your existing mortgage and not only get rock-bottom low interest rates, but to save on legal fees, which we will reimburse on most refinancing transaction during the month of July! Call us 1-855-761-7001 and let us show you how easy it is to start your way to the high-net worth status!