Housing bubble to burst

By Staff | August 7, 2012 | Last updated on August 7, 2012
1 min read

When will the Canadian housing market bubble burst? Soon, says a recent report by Royal LePage.

After three years of solid price appreciations, the market may be too hot to handle. So, residential real estate prices should soften across the country by year-end; some regions are already beginning to see the signs, says Royal LePage.

This would be welcome news for advisors with clients that are set on a buy-and-hold strategy. They’d be able to purchase more affordable properties, and either rent to tenants or hold as the market cycles and gains momentum once more.

But if clients are looking for a quick flip, they should do so now.

Luckily, Canadian residential property isn’t the only real estate vehicle clients can invest in. There’s also U.S. and international property, as well as REITs.

Read: For real estate, think global

Whatever your client’s real estate investment of choice, here are some stories that can help you provide the right advice.

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The pros of private real estate

Real (estate) income: A haven from volatility

How the rich stay rich

A real estate empire: Closing the deal

Canadians take advantage of discounted U.S. property

Back to the land: Investing in real estate

Seeking yield? Think real estate

How to position real estate in the portfolio

Advisor.ca staff


The staff of Advisor.ca have been covering news for financial advisors since 1998.