CMI State of the Market: Sales Activity Weakens in Toronto, but Overall Market Remains ‘Historically Strong,’ Says CREA
20th Nov, 2020
CMI State of the Market: Sales Activity Weakens in Toronto, but Overall Market Remains ‘Historically Strong,’ Says CREA
Canada’s housing market appears to have stabilized in recent months, though national sales activity remains above trend, signalling a continuation of the post-crisis recovery that began during the s... Read More
How Can Investors Position Themselves to Navigate the Enduring Effects of COVID-19?
06th Nov, 2020
How Can Investors Position Themselves to Navigate the Enduring Effects of COVID-19?
With a record-breaking rise in COVID-19 cases, growing uncertainty around new restrictions, lockdowns, and economic setbacks has left many Canadian investors wondering how to navigate their way throug... Read More
CMI State of the Market: Canada’s Resilient Housing Market Sets New Records in September Ahead of Covid Surge
19th Oct, 2020
CMI State of the Market: Canada’s Resilient Housing Market Sets New Records in September Ahead of Covid Surge
September was another record-setting month for Canadian real estate, as historic supply shortages drove sales and prices to new all-time highs. A rebounding labour market, stimulus relief from the Ban... Read More
29th Sep, 2020
What Are Mortgage Investment Corporations (MICs)?
The Covid-19 pandemic caught the entire world by surprise. In most major economies like Canada, a synchronized response from all levels of government saw the central bank slash interest rates to recor... Read More
CMI State of the Market: Home Sales Hit New Highs in August as Post-Crisis Recovery Continues
21st Sep, 2020
CMI State of the Market: Home Sales Hit New Highs in August as Post-Crisis Recovery Continues
The Canadian economy, and by extension, the housing market continued their post-shutdown recovery in August. The devastating job losses of March and April are in the process of reversing as more segme... Read More
CMI State of the Market: Sales Activity Weakens in Toronto, but Overall Market Remains ‘Historically Strong,’ Says CREA
20th Nov, 2020
CMI State of the Market: Sales Activity Weakens in Toronto, but Overall Market Remains ‘Historically Strong,’ Says CREA
Canada’s housing market appears to have stabilized in recent months, though national sales activity remains above trend, signalling a continuation of the post-crisis recovery that began during the s... Read More
CMI State of the Market: Canada’s Resilient Housing Market Sets New Records in September Ahead of Covid Surge
19th Oct, 2020
CMI State of the Market: Canada’s Resilient Housing Market Sets New Records in September Ahead of Covid Surge
September was another record-setting month for Canadian real estate, as historic supply shortages drove sales and prices to new all-time highs. A rebounding labour market, stimulus relief from the Ban... Read More
CMI State of the Market: Home Sales Hit New Highs in August as Post-Crisis Recovery Continues
21st Sep, 2020
CMI State of the Market: Home Sales Hit New Highs in August as Post-Crisis Recovery Continues
The Canadian economy, and by extension, the housing market continued their post-shutdown recovery in August. The devastating job losses of March and April are in the process of reversing as more segme... Read More
CMI State of the Market: Canada’s Biggest Real Estate Market Shatters Sales Record as Recovery Continues 
18th Aug, 2020
CMI State of the Market: Canada’s Biggest Real Estate Market Shatters Sales Record as Recovery Continues 
Although the Canadian economy may be going through a recession, the Canadian housing market is rebounding quickly from the pandemic lows. July saw a surge in Toronto house sales, a clear indication th... Read More
CMI State of the Market: Canadian Home Sales See ‘V-Shaped’ Recovery as Nation Slowly Emerges from Lockdown
20th Jul, 2020
CMI State of the Market: Canadian Home Sales See ‘V-Shaped’ Recovery as Nation Slowly Emerges from Lockdown
Canada’s housing market extended its recovery in June, as home sales and new listings rebounded sharply from their pandemic lows. Record low mortgage rates and the gradual lifting of shelter-in-plac... Read More
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...
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 hi...
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 ...
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. RE...
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...
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,...