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The GTA is a Great Choice for Young Couples

12The GTA is one of Canada’s most thriving and populous communities. With over 6 million residents, it attracts people of all ages and from all walks of life. Historically, young couples have flocked to the area; finding attractive amenities, a large inventory of properties and space...
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Toronto Housing Market – Spring Report

breakfromtoronto1It’s been a long, cold wait but spring has finally arrived in Toronto. The weather is beginning to warm, the Maple Leafs and Raptors are both in the playoffs, and it’s a good time to reflect on how lucky we are to live and work in...
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Overlooked Factors Impacting the GTA Housing Market

real-estate.jpg.size-custom-crop.1086x0At any one time, the GTA real estate market can be impacted by several factors. While something as broad as the economy will have a direct impact, there are other factors driving or impeding a market that tends to receive less attention. To understand what can cause...
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Newcomers are Driving the Economy

1107679_stock-photo-large-group-of-happy-children-different-ages-and-races-crowdWith the recent events in North America and abroad, Canada has opened its doors to a wave of immigrants seeking a safer home and opportunity. As newcomers settle in cities like Toronto and Vancouver, they are having a prominent effect on the economy, which in turn,...
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Gauging the GTA’s Real Estate Supply

real-estate-housing-canadian-press-cropped-8colIn real estate, supply drives demand and dictates market health. For years, the GTA has benefitted from an ample supply of desirable real estate inventory. Recent events, though, including the interest rate increase and new regulations passed down by the Federal Government have led to a...
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Mortgage Company of Canada Announces Q2 Bonus Dividend

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Mortgage Company of Canada (the "Company"), a Toronto-based Mortgage Investment Corporation ("MIC"), today announced that it will issue a second quarter bonus dividend of $0.0091 a share. The dividend will be paid on or about September 25, 2017 to all shareholders of record...
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Why is Real Estate as an Investment Class Often Overlooked?

11It’s no surprise that, along with the best chance at returns, investors want as little risk as possible. The common investment strategy is to hand the keys to a trained professional, hoping that through shrewd maneuvering and market knowledge, their hard-earned money can grow. Still, too many...
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How is Liquidity Maintained in your Investment Portfolio?

Investment options on a signpost Original Filename: 86060322.jpg Liquidity in any investment portfolio is key to increase your chances of receiving a healthy return and to combat the volatility that exists in most markets.

What is Liquidity?

The concept is simple. Liquidity refers to the degree to which an...
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Understanding Loan-to-Value Ratio

income and debt balance sign; Shutterstock ID 213001525; PO: Tanya Williams; Job: Mortgage Learning Center You’ve probably heard the term loan-to-value ratio (LTV) from a mortgage specialist or maybe even a bank employee. It’s a risk assessment tool and the idea behind it is simple: it measures...
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Do You Qualify as an Accredited Investor?

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For years, a MIC has been typically viewed as a sound financial opportunity, a chance to enjoy regular, healthy dividends while investing in a pool of mortgages.

Not everyone is eligible to work with a MIC, and those who are, will still...

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Key Reasons to Work with a Mortgage Investment Corporation

portland-investment-home To those new to this subject, Mortgage Investment Corporations (MIC) are a smart, productive way to invest in the housing market via mortgages. Essentially, a MIC manages a diversified pool of mortgages, and while it might sometimes be overlooked, there is a wealth of benefits for...
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