Monday, November 07, 2011

I wish I would have taken his advice starting 25 years ago!

Unfortunately, I began investing in the stock market with my RSP's beginning
in 1981 and have contributed as much as I could over the past 30 years into
my RSP's. I checked the value last week and my entire RSP portfolio and the
returns are bleak, absolutely terrible. And these are all 'quality' mutual
funds. Ya right.

Every time I had 20% downpayment I should have purchased an investment
property rather than putting money into my RSP's I too "bought in" to that
philosophy, too bad. You can bet my son's won't follow my footsteps on this

Read below what RE/MAX is showing as increases of house prices very RSP's,
you will be shocked!

Housing evolution driving average price appreciation in Canada's major

Mississauga, ON (November 7, 2011) -- Billions spent in new construction,
renovation, and infill over the past decade have contributed to a serious
upswing in the calibre of Canada's housing stock, propping up residential
average price in the country's major centres,
<pdf housing report> according to a report released today by RE/MAX (pdf).

Since 2000, the value of a Canadian home has doubled, rising from $163,951
to $339,030 in 2010. Nowhere has the upswing been better captured than in
both the value of residential building permits issued nationally between
2000 and 2010 - at $340 billion - and the estimated $450 billion spent in
renovation. The impact of these two forces alone has fuelled the Canadian
residential real estate market - as well as the construction industry - for
more than 10 years.

As a result, investment in Canada's housing stock is at an all-time high in
the 16 Canadian residential real estate markets examined in the RE/MAX
Housing Evolution Report. Higher quality housing translated into
extraordinary price appreciation across the country - with 62 per cent (10
markets) experiencing increases in excess of 100 per cent since 2000.

I hope this finds you Happy and Healthy!

All the Best!


A. Mark Argentino
P. Eng. Broker
Specializing in Residential & Investment Real Estate
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.
Providing Full-Time Professional Real Estate Services since 1987
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