By Condo Culture
It can be challenging to figure out how to best invest your hard-earned money. You want investments that offer a high potential ROI while minimizing risk on the downside.
When evaluating your options, you may have noticed that the real estate market has exploded since early in the pandemic. Two average sale price stats that jump off the page between condos and townhomes within the regions of Waterloo and Wellington - an increase of $264K or 73.7% between December 2019 and December 2021*, and $100K of that was between June 2021 and December 2021 alone.
There are several reasons why we anticipate local real estate to keep generating great returns moving forward:
__Pre-Construction Units Offer Superb Value __
The booming local resale market for condos has motivated lots of buyers and investors to look at more affordable options coming from pre-construction and assignment opportunities. With just 15% down over the course of a few months, you can buy a pre-construction condo and not have to pay anything further until your unit is ready for occupancy. During the construction phase it’s typical to see your condo appreciate in value side-by-side with the resale market. Plus, there are no bidding wars when it comes to pre-construction deals, so that’s a big positive for buyers trying to enter the market.
2022 should bring some of the best projects that we’ve seen in years and we are excited to introduce you to them! You can also find unique off market assignment listings at amazing projects such as 108 Garment Street Condos and 607 King Station Park here.
Real Estate vs. Stock Market
When most people think about investing, the first thing that comes to mind is the stock market. Real estate however, has the potential to provide huge returns on your investment. Key benefits of real estate investing include diversifying your portfolio, the potential for higher than average returns, and the ability to generate passive income through rental revenue.
In general, real estate has proven to be less volatile and delivered higher returns over the last decade and beyond. Be sure to take a look at our Why Real Estate over Stocks video which outlines three reasons why this asset class holds value for investors.
Real Estate investing also provides a number of unique benefits such as:
Condo investments really can provide an incredible ROI - this article looks at how a condo investor made $87,500 on a studio unit between 2018 and 2021. The investor made it happen in just three short years in collaboration with Condo Culture’s team of REALTOR®s and investment experts.
There’s lots to digest here, but are the gears starting to turn in your mind for how condo-related real estate can become a larger part of your overall portfolio? Fantastic! Our team has helped thousands of investors over the years to successfully invest in all types of condos in the resale, pre-construction, and assignment market, and we can help to guide your strategy also.
Connect with us now to have a friendly conversation about condo investing - we can walk you through the entire process from start to finish, and dive into the numbers so you can confidently decide if the fit is right for your investment philosophy.
**Stats obtained from ITSO Real Estate’s Matrix portal between December 2019 and December 2021 within the Waterloo region and Wellington region. *