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RISE Podcast: Investing in the Toronto Market with Ming Lim
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RISE Podcast: Investing in the Toronto Market with Ming Lim

Volition's very own Ming Lim was featured on the RISE Real Estate Investing Podcast! Ming is a passionate educator with 20 years of real estate investment experience in Toronto, the GTA, and Southwestern Ontario. He purchased his first investment property in 2001 and has been hooked ever since! Ming is both the Head of Advisory and Construction at Volition Properties where he mentors and guides new and experienced investors who are interested in purchasing and developing real estate in the Toronto market. Ming’s background in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo along with his construction experience give him a...
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Purchased: Turnkey Toronto Investment Property
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Purchased: Turnkey Toronto Investment Property

Congratulations to our client on their first investment property! Here are three reasons why this property is a great investment: Location, location, location - mere steps to the subway. Outdoor space - especially important during COVID, this sets the units apart from other rentals on the market. Three separate turnkey units - ready, set, rent! Looking to start or improve your investment journey? We can help you too, get in touch! info@volitionprop.com 1-833-416-BRRR (2777)    
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Why You Should Use an Investor-Focused Realtor, Even for Your Primary Residence
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Why You Should Use an Investor-Focused Realtor, Even for Your Primary Residence

We may be biased, but we believe investor agents make the best “normal” agents. Here are some questions we can help you answer when you make what is likely THE BIGGEST PURCHASE OF YOUR LIFE! Does this property hold to long term appreciation fundamentals? Does it require construction? How much are those things going to cost? Can I have a secondary suite to help with cash flow? How much are rents? What tenant profiles will I get? How can my primary residence help me qualify for investment properties in the future? HELOC? Secondary suites? Looking for your next home? We...
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Investing in Toronto Preconstruction Condos 101
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Investing in Toronto Preconstruction Condos 101

Investing in Toronto Preconstruction Condos 101. What should I invest in? Houses vs. Resale Condos vs. Preconstruction Condos. Preconstruction condos have their place in real estate investing.  If you've worked with the Volition team, or if you've attended our meetups, you'll know that we preach that freehold (i.e. land) is generally the best investment.  But land comes as a price… both in terms of monetary perspective and from a time/energy perspective. Condos are easy.  You buy a condo, and if it's in a half-decent location, it's easy to rent it out, and it's easy to manage it.  The building itself...
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Capital Gains for Investment Properties
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Capital Gains for Investment Properties

Capital Gains Simply put, capital gains occur when a property is sold for more than what it was purchased for.  A property that was purchased for $1M and sold for $1.2M will have $200k capital gains.  Only 50% of the capital gains is subject to tax, meaning only $100k is taxable.  This amount will be added to the owner's taxable income for that year.  For all intents and purposes, this generally means that almost the entire $100k will be taxed at the marginal tax rate, which we can generally estimate at 50%. So if you were to sell a property...
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Why Invest In Toronto?
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Why Invest In Toronto?

Why Invest In Toronto? We get this question all the time! With prices high and competition fierce, why do investors still pour money in to the Toronto market? It doesn’t take skill to buy a property – if you’ve got the money, you can make a purchase; but what separates your average person from a sophisticated investor is being able to mitigate your investment risks.   What are the major risk factors? 1) Tenant Risk – the risk of having bad tenants 2) Market Risk – the exposure your invest has to market changes 3) Property Risk – the risk...
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