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The main reason investors keep paying these high prices is because 95 percent of them acquire properties without doing any financial analysis to determine whether the property will actually produce decent investment returns. Instead, they hope that a property will go up in value, they’ll sell it and make a bundle.
As an example, let’s say an investor buys a $125,000 house by investing cash equity of $40,000 (25 percent down payment plus closing costs and rehabilitation costs) that generates rental income of $1,200 per month. The mortgage plus other operating expenses total $1,015 per month. So the rent less all the expenses leaves $185 of positive monthly income, or $2,220 per year. If we divide this $2,220 annual cash flow by the $40,000 initial cash investment, it calculates to a cash-on-cash return of 5.55 percent — a pretty fair deal on a decent real estate investment.
Only about half of the properties in a general marketplace would generate positive cash flows and a decent, actual return such as 5.55 percent. In actuality, real estate investing is much more complicated than just penciling out your cash-on-cash return, but that analysis is a good start.
And with that nice positive cash flow, you also will get some extra return yield as a result of the amortization of your mortgage. Plus you probably will get some tax benefits and possibly some appreciation in value too.
Cash flow is king, and if you buy positive cash flow properties, you will feel like royalty each month as your bank account balance builds up and you earn wealth over the years!
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By: Andrew J. Mizzoni
With the recent news of Toronto’s housing prices clinching its highest to date in May 2013 (an increase of 5.4%) it has a lot of people wondering how long can this sizzling real estate market last? To help answer this question I would like to shed light on author J. McCullough‘s philosophy in his most famous works titles “Golf in the Year 2000″. Written in 1892, this novel predicts the advancements of golf more than 100 years later in the year 2000. Fascinating enough modern readers would amazed at many of the startling accurate predictions made in the novel which apply to the game of golf today. Applying this same principle to real estate prices, I’ve forecast real estate prices in Toronto in the year 2050, using past statistics. As the famous phrase states “the past repeats itself”.
According to TorontoMLS Historic Statistics nearly 50 years ago in 1967:
The average home price was $24,078
The amount of sales recorded that year was 12,432
The minimum hourly wage in Ontario during was $1.00 / hour.
Fast forward to 2012’s statistics:
The average home price recorded is $497,301
The amount of sales recorded are 85,585
The current minimum hourly wage is $10.25 / hour
If the past were to repeat itself at the same rate of multiplication from 1967 to 2012 the next 45 years from 2012 to 2057 will look something like this:
Average Price of Homes: 20.65 times higher = $10,271,131
Amount of home sales annually: 6.88 times higher = 589,188 sales
Minimum Hourly Wage: 10.25 times higher = $105 / hour
Hopefully these numbers haven’t made you fall off your chair as they may seem outrageous at first glance. but if the past looks anything like the future these figures may not be so ludicrous after all. So, the next time your contemplating a real estate purchase, keep these numbers in mind and things should pan out greatly for you. Studies show that the real estate industry among all industries has produced the largest number of millionaires, and if you play your cards tight you could be the next one!
ROMA LUCIW - The Globe and Mail
Undeterred by record-high housing prices and bolstered by low borrowing costs, nearly half of Canadian home owners plan to buy a property in the next five years, although intentions vary sharply from city to city, a poll released Wednesday has found.
According to a Bank of Montreal survey, 45 per cent of Canadian home owners surveyed this spring are looking to buy a place in the next five years, a level that did not change from the fall of 2012. The percentage of home owners planning to buy in the next year also remained stable, edging 1 per cent higher to 7 per cent.
Canadians in Calgary were least eager to buy, with intentions there dropping by 13 points from the fall of 2012 while those in Atlantic Canada were the most eager, with buying intentions rising 15 points. Intent to buy among home owners in Vancouver climbed by 5 points and in Toronto by 2 points.
Bank of Montreal economist Sal Guatieri attributed the perception of improved affordability to rising incomes. “Job growth has been decent in the last year, so income has been rising,” he said in an interview. In addition, he noted that the runup in house prices is slowing.
“In Calgary, house prices have picked up… because people are moving to that city and taking advantage of the oil sands,” he said. “Valuation is pretty good in Calgary,” he added, where house prices have gone through a correction after peaking in 2007.
However, Mr. Guatieri said that in the detached home markets in Vancouver and Toronto, affordability remains an issue and high prices are forcing buyers into the condo market. Prices in Vancouver have dipped recently, he said, but for most people it is still “very pricey” to buy something in that city.
House prices hit an average national record high of $380,588 in April, according to the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association.
Despite fears of a major slowdown similar to the one that triggered a recession in the United States, there are signs that Canada’s housing market is headed for a soft landing. Sales this spring are forecast to edge higher, putting an end to years of frenetic activity and huge price gains.
“The housing market in most regions is still very affordable, because of low interest rates – that is why people are still buying,” Mr. Guatieri said. “Going forward, we expect prices to stabilize. And of course cities that are richly priced, they are vulnerable to price corrections.”
John Andrew, a real estate professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., said the high cost of real estate transactions make it unlikely that nearly half of all Canadian home owners will make a move in the next five years.
“A lot of people do not realize how high the fixed costs of moving really are,” he said. Once you factor in real estate commission fees, lawyer costs, land transfer taxes as well as the cost of the actual move, it adds up to a “staggering number.”
And although interest rates are still low, they might not be five years from now, Prof. Andrew added.
The online interviews of 1,008 Canadian home owners conducted by Pollara for BMO in February asked them about intentions to do with buying or selling their primary or secondary properties, price expectations, and mortgage affordability.
Here are some of the findings: 16 per cent of those polled plan to buy a larger home as their primary residence while 21 per cent plan to buy a smaller home; 15 per cent plan to move within their current neighbourhood while 12 per cent intend to move to a more expensive one and 7 per cent to a less expensive one; 10 per cent plan to buy a recreation property like a cottage; 10 per cent plan to buy an income property to rent to tenants and 6 per cent intend to buy an investment property to flip.
Lastly, 10 per cent of home owners plan to sell their home and move to a rental property, retirement community or in with family, according to the poll.
Among those surveyed, 7 per cent expect house prices will fall over the next year, 32 per cent said they will stay the same and 53 per cent said they expect them to rise. The remainder said they did not know.
The BMO survey also asked home owners if they have cut back their spending or dipped into their savings to make their monthly mortgage payments. It found that the number of people who needed to do so has fallen 10 points from last fall to 45 per cent this spring.