The Real Estate Debate

Why Real Estate Matters? What’s at Stake?

In the last few years, Canadians have become more excited about real estate, with some saying “if I can get in, it’s the best investment I can make.” There’s no question that many have seen the value of their property increase.

The result? For many, an imbalance of real estate compared to overall net worth:


Source: Stats Canada, Survey of Financial Security, 2019. Table 2: Assets, debts and net worth held by all families in Canada. Released in The Daily, Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

This matters because a portfolio concentrated in "hard" real estate assets can lead to issues, including liquidity and diversification.*

For most Canadians, buying a home is probably one of the biggest purchases they will ever make. By including your financial advisor in this important decision, they can help you manage the financial commitment while helping you keep on track with the rest of your financial goals.

*Diversification does not guarantee a profit or eliminate the risk of loss

This material is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not a recommendation of any specific investment product, strategy, or decision, and is not intended to suggest taking or refraining from any course of action. It is not intended to address the needs, circumstances, and objectives of any specific investor. This information is not meant as tax or legal advice. Investors should consult a financial advisor and/or tax professional before making investment, financial and/or tax-related decisions.

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