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12 August 2019

How MICs Compare to REITs

When it comes to real estate investing, most investors first seek to take the property ladder by becoming landlords and then encountering all the hassles of legalities, tenants and maintenance, to name a few. This, however, is not the only route to getting started. Real estate investment funds including Mortgage Investment Corporations (MIC) and Real…

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29 July 2019
Debt Management for Healthy Borrowing

Canada has a pretty interesting debt market. Despite having one of the highest household debt-to-income ratios in the world, delinquency rates remain low, and consumer confidence continues to prevail. According to Trading Economics, the household debt-to-income ratio hit an all-time high of 176.28% in the last quarter of 2018, putting Canada in third place after…

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24 July 2019
6 Truly Passive Investments for Sophisticated Investors in Canada

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up late and have breakfast in a posh resort, sipping coffee and enjoying the cool sea breeze gently blowing against the newspaper you’re reading? And all the while, your passive income is streaming into your account? If you are planning to park your money productively, learning how to invest…

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22 July 2019
Calgary Market Report

Introduction House prices in the region experienced a seasonal slump. Average prices across all housing types in April decreased. Apartment-style condos edged down 3.8% on a year-over-year basis to $245,000 in the first quarter of 2019; townhomes depreciated by 2.2% on a year-over-year basis to $283,500 in the first quarter of 2019; and single-detached house…

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16 July 2019
The Roles of Private Credit in an Investment Portfolio

The years following the financial crisis of 2008 have seen the rise of the private credit asset class. As a way to mitigate the ripple effects of the U.S. market crash, Canada enforced fiscal policies meant to stimulate the economy and restore its stability. On October 8, 2008, the Bank of Canada reduced its target…

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11 July 2019
Canadian Mortgages Inc makes investing in Mortgages easier through partnership with FrontFundr

CMI Mortgage Investment Corporation leverages FrontFundr’s partnership and expertise to open the Mortgage Investment fund to more investors. Embracing the crowdfunding format, CMI MIC grows its capital pool to serve more borrowers. Toronto, ON, July 11, 2019 – CMI Mortgage Investment Corporation (CMI MIC) announced today the addition of it’s Mortgage Investment Fund on the…

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8 July 2019
The Anatomy of a Great Real Estate Investment Fund

There are multiple drivers behind the performance and security of a fund. While collecting rent continues to be the primary source of revenue for REITs, they grow internally through occupancy, rent increases, tenant upgrades, and redevelopment of existing properties. REITs also have the benefit of capital growth through the underlying real-estates appreciating in value over…

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