Some of the many benefits of investing in real estate include being able to generate wealth through appreciation, building equity, and hedging against inflation. It can also provide cash flow with passive income from rental properties.
Real estate also provides better returns than the stock market without as much volatility. When the market improves, so does the value of your home and as a result; you build equity.
Investing in Edmonton’s infill real estate market is a great way to save for retirement, create a diversified investment portfolio and earn a passive income. In addition, it helps boost the local economy while making use of existing infrastructure and community services.
If you’re considering investing in Edmonton’s infill market and are trying to decide if it’s the right fit for you, we’ve put together 5 reasons why investing in real estate is key to your overall investment strategy.
1. Steady, passive income.
Investing in infill real estate is a great way to create a steady income for yourself so you can enjoy more of what you love. For Urban Sky, the property’s location is key when choosing to invest! We look for good urban neighbourhoods that are centrally located and have properties near schools, universities, parks and transit.
2. Build equity for a later date.
The equity you build can be leveraged to allow you to invest in additional infill real estate and to generate additional income. Or, it can serve as an alternate method of saving; for your retirement, post secondary education, etc.
3. Stability through portfolio diversification.
Diversification is a great way to reduce the overall risk of your investment. By choosing more than one asset class, it helps to ensure that at least one area of your investment is always performing well.
4. Tax advantages.
As an investor, and depending on the type of project, you may be able to take advantage of tax deductions on dividends, mortgage interest, property taxes, and operating expenses.
5. You are the boss.
Investing in infill real estate allows you to be in control of your investment. You can decide which type of investment is right for you and the location of the property to purchase. You can also choose the time period of the investment, negotiated rates of return, etc.
Many investors are opting for Urban Sky’s Investor partnership model. Here’s what you need to know:
ü Do Your Market Research
As an investor, you’ll want to learn as much about the market and the real estate opportunities as possible. Investors can sign up to meet with Urban Sky to learn more about the process, the top markets, and the specific properties and projects we have to offer. Our team is also on hand throughout the process to help answer any questions you may have along the way.
We create a legally Incorporated Company for each project, with equity shareholders and debt lenders (we provide a complete set of legal documents to each investor). One of the benefits of this structure is that investors don’t need to sign for the financing or qualify for a mortgage. We take care of the paperwork and secure the project’s total financing. All you need to do is make the commitment, and let our Urban Sky take care of the heavy lifting.
Interested in learning about more of the benefits of investing in infill real estate and how you can get started? Contact us to learn more about how we strategically plan our investments and to find out what current opportunities we have available for you.