Author: Mark Wilson

Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo Report
Introduction The housing prices in the region were at an all-time high this April as the residential real estate market recovered from its seasonal slump. Average prices across all housing types in April increased. Apartment-style condos saw a 14.3% rise to $339,426; to...
10 Questions That Lead to the Right MIC
Mortgage Investment Corporations have come a long way since their inception in 1973. Now popular among investors for their well-balanced risk-and-return profiles, the Canadian MIC industry has attracted a growing number of companies who strive to put your hard earned ca...
Ottawa City Report – 2019
Overview Ottawa has been among the hotter markets in Canada over the past year with the average sale price of residential property climbing 7.4% from April 2018 to April 2019 bring the average residential price to $488,729. The condominium sector, in particular, witness...
What is an Accredited Investor in Canada?
In recent years, private markets have accelerated their growth curve despite the stringent rules limiting investment access to accredited investors or those individuals who meet the income and asset qualifications. An accredited investor has access to a wide network of...
The geography of MICs
Selecting the Right Mortgage Investment Corporation With the new mortgage rules, qualified borrowers are increasingly looking for alternative options to obtain the capital needed outside of the traditional lending channels. Whether it’s for purchasing their next home,...
Vancouver City Report
Overview Vancouver is a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia and is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. It is a popular filming destination surrounded by mountains and scenery that inspire art, theatre and music. The 2016 census recorde...
What is an exempt market dealer?
These past few years, Canadians have been rethinking their investment decisions and placing more time into research and due diligence. At the same time, they seem too skeptical when it comes to getting an intermediary to assess their finances and investment growth. C...
Edmonton Market
Edmonton Overview Edmonton is known as the “Gateway to the North.” It is the capital of Alberta incorporated as a city in 1904. It is the oil capital of Canada as the city is the staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and lar...