How to invest in a new home in the new year

Investors looking to take on the mortgage business are increasingly looking for the best property financing deals.

In Canada, the national mortgage insurance company says the market is more competitive than ever, with rates in the range of 2.7 per cent to 5 per cent for fixed-rate mortgages.

But investors need to be wary of the short-term outlook, said Matt LeBoeuf, managing director of investment management firm LeBouceur & Co. in Montreal.

“The risk is so great, that’s why it’s so important to be able to buy and hold at a reasonable price,” LeBueuf said.

“And it’s a real concern for most people who are starting out in the mortgage market.”

While interest rates are at historic lows, LeBuch is keeping his eyes peeled for opportunities that could potentially lead to higher rates and higher costs for investors.

“For the most part, what’s happening is that the interest rates have been very low.

So you’re not seeing a lot of new credit in the market.

You’re seeing a huge amount of origination, which means it’s getting easier and easier to get your money out of the market,” he said.

As the economy recovers, interest rates will begin to creep up.

“You’re going to see more and more people in the economy start to start saving money.

And they’re going back to their home,” Lebuch said.

“And that’s where the interest rate risk is going to be the most.”

Home buyer price index and mortgage rates Canada’s national mortgage insurer, National Bank of Canada, says home price growth is slowly picking up but the risk of an unexpected drop in prices is still very high.

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home prices are expected to rise 4.5 per cent this year.

But for most Canadians, home prices have remained stagnant since the recession ended.

“I think we have a bit of a bubble, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

You’ve got to be careful about what you buy, and you have to have a plan in place for when you buy,” said LeBouteuf.

“If you have a solid plan, you’re probably better off buying now than in the future.”

To find out if you’re in the right ballpark, Lebouteuc’s team has put together an investment guide for those who are looking to buy a home.

The guide includes a wealth-building strategy that uses a mix of traditional and innovative investments, as well as an emphasis on finding a balance between your income and your expenses.

The goal is to get you in the best position to purchase a home, said Lebueuf.

The guide also includes advice for investors looking to enter the housing market.

It’s a bit like buying a lottery ticket,” Lebon said.

You need to do it in the correct order, and in the wrong order.

If you’re starting with $300,000, then it’s not going to work.

It’s going to hurt you, but if you get there, you’ll be able buy it for $300.”

In order to build up your wealth, you need to build a solid savings account, which can be done through a savings bond, according to the guide.

This helps you build the equity in your savings that will be able pay off in the event of a downturn in the financial markets.

For investors looking for an easier way to make money, Lebon recommends investing in an index fund.

Investing in a fund like this, like an index ETF, can help you take advantage of lower interest rates, he said, because it gives you a cushion to absorb a drop in interest rates.

“Investing in index funds is a good way to get into the housing sector because the rates are low,” he added.

“It gives you the option to pay lower interest and the tax benefits are good.”

To learn more about buying a home or how to find an investment adviser, call 1-800-959-0877.