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Friday, November 15, 2019   /   by Zifan Gao

GTA Real Estate Market At A Glance - October 2019 TREB Market Report

As the cold weather approaches, the market has started to slow down. The recently released TREB October Market Watch Report shows that the year-over-year growth was lower for October than for September. However, compared to October last year, this past month still saw another double-digit increase in the number of sales. 

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From determining your buying or selling strategies, adjusting timelines, to setting up realistic expectations, and predicting investment outcomes, we’ve got you covered. We’ve summarized this month’s report into a bite-sized digest so that you can be better educated in Real Estate and the current market trends.
Home Sales increased by 14% year-over-year
For the 7th consecutive month, we’ve seen a double-digit increase in the number of sales. However, for the 3rd consecutive month, we’ve also seen a double-digit decrease in active listings. This tren ...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019   /   by Zifan Gao

Cash Flow 101 — A Guide to the Basics of Cash Flow

Investing in a rental property often means doing a great deal of research and one very important aspect of the process is understanding how property is going to generate cash flow from rental operations. You can perform a simple cash flow calculation to illustrate the potential of rental Real Estate as an investment. 
Here’s how it works: using a residential fourplex as an example, let’s assume that all four units are expected to be rented. Let’s also assume that the buyer did their research and the property was a decent deal - not exactly a steal but they also didn’t overpay. 
Let’s start with the basic property and deal information: 
Purchase price: $325,000
20% down payment: $65,000 
Financed balance: $260,000. 
Mortgage: 25 years at a 5-year fixed rate of 3.34 percent
Combined principal and interest payments: $1,276/month
Taxes and insurance (at the time of the purchase): $3600 a year
Total payment (mortgage payments ...

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