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BLOG 30: Your Entry into an Overpriced Market: Joint Venture Partnerships

Real estate investing can be profitable, but it’s not without its challenges. One of those challenges is getting into the real estate market in the first place. Some people give up before they even get started. They don’t think they can afford real estate. But as you’re about to find out, that’s not asking the right question. Some people downsize and save money for a down payment, but the amount is a moving target. By the time they have saved up enough money for the down payment, the price of real estate has increased. So, they are always playing catch up. The lucky few can tap into their network of family and friends to help with a down payment, but the underwriting to get approved for a mortgage has become even more stringent to prevent loan defaults. What is a person to do? Reframe your thinking and ask: how can I afford it? Then your brain starts working on a solution. This question is solvable. I discovered this in 2001 and the answer is: joint venture partnerships.

The majority of North Americans live in an individualistic culture that reward doing things on your own. Asians come from a collectivistic culture and their default thinking is how groups can get things done. The joint venture mindset is helping each other to be successful. It’s not about what I can get; it’s about what I can give.

Now think about this: is it better to own 1% of something or 100% of nothing? Because that’s what people do when they refuse to consider buying real estate with other people. Joint ventures are everywhere – look at pension funds for example. The fund receives money from thousands of employees over a period of decades. These funds buy real estate to ensure the asset continues to grow in wealth to fund the employees’ future retirement benefit. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) pool money from thousands of investors with the specific purpose of investing in real estate. The size of these joint venture partnerships may be huge, in the billions, but that is not to say the retail investor can’t follow in their footsteps. The simplest joint venture partnership is with two people who agree to pool their resources (financial or sweat equity) to buy an asset.

The real estate that you buy now does not have to be the condo or house that you are going to live in. Think of it as building your retirement nest egg. The main thing is to leverage your hard-earned money into the wealth-building profit centers of real estate.

Joint venture partnerships offer the quickest way to increase your net worth by sharing the financial load, and pro-rated equity, with others.

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a marketing platform for a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 29: When Being “Controlling” Is Good

There is so much in life that’s outside of our control. And when you try to seize control, you may get accused of being a “control freak.” In general, we tend to think that the ability to go with the flow is a huge asset to managing our constantly changing and evolving lives. However, there are times when being controlling is good.

Investments are something we may think of as a classic risk; you might win big or you might lose a lot. That high risk factor is why many people stay away from investments that could be building their wealth. But what if you could be in control of your investments?

It’s true that some investment options like stocks or mutual funds are risky, tricky, and hard to be in control of. You are at the mercy of the fund manager and the people who run those companies you’re investing in. You can’t control whether they make a mistake, deliberate or unintentional, that costs them the company and costs you your investment.

With traditional investments, you’re not in control of the business management. You only get to decide when to buy and sell. That uncertainty can be stressful. The good news is there’s an investment class that reduces that uncertainty: real estate. Real estate provides ultimate control by putting the power in your hands to make the big decisions about your investment.

You can choose what kind of real estate you buy based on your specific needs, goals, and financial capabilities. There are plenty of options to choose from ranging from single family homes to commercial properties to undeveloped raw land. You get to choose where to buy real estate which gives you the flexibility to evaluate different markets and choose the best one for you.You get to decide when to buy real estate, putting full control of the price of your
investment into your own hands. If the market price is too high, you can wait for it to lower so that you get the most of your investment. Timing is the second important factor in real estate investing after location.

Lastly, how you buy real estate is extremely negotiable. You have the freedom to negotiate the terms and conditions of the property prior to its purchase which offers an extra level of security in your investment.

Real estate is considered one of the most stable asset classes and sought after by institutional investors such as pension funds, real estate investment trusts, private equity, as well as individuals. It is one of the most accessible investments in the world.

As an investment class, real estate allows for maximum flexibility while also giving you complete control of its value. If you find property at a discount, you can purchase it, add value to it, and profit immensely from your investment. With real estate, you control the timing and value of your investment.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a marketing platform for a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 28: Investing in Mutual Funds vs Real Estate

When you have money that you want to put to good use, you may be tempted by any number of investment options. Two popular options that often come to mind include mutual funds and real estate. But which one truly comes out on top and why? Today, we will explore that.

What About Mutual Funds?

Mutual funds pool money together with other investors. Supplemented with a portfolio, you receive a group of stocks, bonds, or additional securities in exchange for your money.

The value of the portfolio’s assets divided by the amount of shares is what determines the pricing of mutual funds called the NAV, or net asset value. However, know that the investor doesn’t actually own the assets themselves—only the shares.

Also note that each mutual fund investment carries their own goal, portfolio, and risks. Fees can potentially arise and reduce your net returns which might make mutual funds not such a great option for you. There are many claims of top performing mutual funds on the internet. On the flip side, there are investors who made no gains on their principal after twenty, thirty, and even forty years. You can review fund performances at Morningstar. This may be in part the reason for investors moving to other, more lucrative options.

What About Real Estate?

On the other hand, real estate is another way to invest your money. Real estate investing is the process of buying, owning, leasing, or selling properties (land or buildings) for profit.

Real estate usually falls into four distinct categories:

  • Residential: homes
  • Commercial: businesses
  • Industrial: warehouses, factories
  • Land: farming, ranches

Investing in real estate can take on many different forms. Maybe you choose to invest in properties directly and rent out units. Maybe you are just looking to diversify your portfolio and would prefer to take a more indirect approach.

No matter your needs or preferences, real estate can accommodate.

Real Estate: The Better Investment Option?

Investing can be a risky business. Obviously, you want to mitigate your risk as much as possible when putting your money out there, but there are no guarantees. Even banks do not give 100% guarantee for money on deposit. Did you know the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation coverage is limited to $100,000?

According to a 2015 Savills report, real estate makes up 60% of mainstream global assets worldwide, and that was eight years ago.

There are many benefits of investing in real estate, including:

  • Leverage (the borrowing of capital to increase the potential profit) allows you to invest when you cannot buy the property yourself.
  • Your investment in real estate provides ways to save on taxes, too. Your profits can be listed as capital gains with lower tax rates, and over time, lower the tax basis with depreciation of your properties. Just be mindful of Recapture.
  • Finally, you’ll have more control over your real estate investments than you would with mutual funds. Instead of waiting for a profit of a stock, you are the person in charge of prices, improvements to the property, and other forms of revenue.

Bottom line: real estate comes out on top as an investment option that is always relevant, accessible, and meaningful. While you cannot always predict what a market will look like, you can rest easy knowing that your assets are physical with evident value, unlike mutual funds, which can fluctuate wildly.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a marketing platform for a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 27: Bouncing Back: Your Guide to the Recovery Phase of Real Estate

Are you thinking of investing in real estate but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’ve been burned in the past and are hesitant to try again. Either way, understanding the real estate cycle is crucial to your success. In this blog post, we will explore the recovery phase of the real estate cycle, providing insights and tips for potential investors looking to bounce back.

Firstly, what is the recovery phase? As the name suggests, it is the stage when the real estate market begins to recover from a recession or downturn. This phase is characterized by low interest rates, increased demand, and rising prices. It’s a time when savvy investors can find great deals and make substantial profits.

So, how can you take advantage of the recovery phase? Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Research the market: Before investing in any property, it’s crucial to do your research. Look at recent sales data, rental prices, and local trends to get a sense of the market’s health. This will help you make informed decisions and avoid costly mistakes.

Focus on value: In the recovery phase, it’s important to focus on value rather than just buying the cheapest property available. Look for properties that have potential for growth or renovation, or that are located in up-and-coming neighborhoods. These factors can increase the property’s value and ensure a solid return on investment.

Be patient: While the recovery phase can be exciting, it’s important to be patient and not rush into any investments. Take the time to carefully evaluate each opportunity and weigh the risks and rewards. Remember, real estate investing is a long-term game, and a smart investment now can pay off in the future.

Work with an experienced investor: Real estate investing can be complex and daunting, especially for those new to the game. Consider working with an experienced investor who can provide guidance and expertise. They can help you navigate the market, identify opportunities, and make smart decisions.

In conclusion, the recovery phase of the real estate cycle is an exciting time for potential investors. By doing your research, focusing on value, being patient, and working with an experienced investor, you can make smart investment decisions and bounce back from any past setbacks. So why wait? Start exploring the opportunities of the recovery phase today and take the first step towards achieving your financial goals.

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 26: Real Estate Vs. Bonds Come Tax Time

 

Bonds and real estate attract both novice and seasoned investors for various reasons.  While interest-paying bonds are often seen as a steady course of action that require little maintenance, the gains in real estate are much more meaningful.

One of the reasons why real estate is more profitable is because it brings with it many tax advantages.  Let’s take a closer look at how both investments stand up to taxation.

Bond Taxation

Bonds are simply a transaction with the federal government. Taxation is pretty much a forgone conclusion. The interest income received from bonds held outside of registered accounts such as RRSPs are taxed at the end of every year. However, this does not apply to Canada Savings Bonds or some types of provincial savings bonds. If the bond is purchased at face value and held to maturity, there is no capital gain or loss. But there will be a capital gain or loss if the bond is purchased at a discount or premium and held to maturity. A premium will incur a capital loss. A discount will incur a capital gain. Remember that capital losses cannot be deducted against regular income; it can only be used to reduce capital gains. Property, on the other hand, allows for several exceptions when it comes to taxation.

Real Estate Taxation 

Depreciation is one way that property investment helps soften the blow of taxes.  This is because CRA makes allowances for wear and tear that decreases the value of your property, even when the underlying value of the property continues to appreciate.  There are more than 20 types of depreciable asset schedules that CRA lists under capital cost allowance classes.

Remember that land is not depreciable: only building and chattels. Class 1 permits 4% of the value of the building as a tax deduction, but there are other eligible allowances that can bump this up to a 6% depreciable allowance. Understanding the different schedules helps an investor maximize their taxable deductions.

However, it is very important to understand and plan for the RECAPTURE of capital cost allowance when you dispose of an asset. Selling a property triggers recapture. The simplest explanation is that you are required to pay back the deferred allowances. Please consult with your financial advisor on these and all tax strategies.

In a flourishing neighborhood, real estate values traditionally increase. The best part is that there is no taxation on appreciation for personal residences. For investment real estate, only 50% of capital gains is taxable. For corporate entities, CRA tracks your capital gains and losses on Schedule 89 of your income tax return. It is critical to file an election through a Form T2054 to receive the funds that have accumulated in your capital dividend account within two years of dissolving your company. After two years, CRA deems the money forfeit. PS: the CDA is tax-free money; some accountants are unaware of the T2054 and business owners subsequently lose out on substantial wealth.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 25: The Ups and Downs of Real Estate: Exploring the Cycle

Real estate investing can seem intimidating, but with the right knowledge and guidance, it can be a rewarding experience. One key aspect to understand is the real estate cycle, which is the pattern of ups and downs that the real estate market experiences over time.

The real estate cycle typically consists of four stages: recovery, expansion, hyper-supply, and recession. During the recovery phase, demand for real estate is low and prices are at their lowest point. This can be a good time to start looking for investment opportunities, as prices are likely to rise as demand increases.

As the market enters the expansion phase, demand for real estate starts to outstrip supply, leading to an increase in prices. This can be an exciting time to be an investor, as there are plenty of opportunities to make money. However, as the market approaches the hyper-supply phase, prices reach their peak and supply starts to outstrip demand. This is a signal that the market is starting to cool down and it may be time to be cautious.

Finally, during the recession phase, demand for real estate falls sharply and prices plummet. This can be a difficult time for investors, as they may be holding onto assets that are losing value. However, it’s important to remember that the real estate cycle is cyclical, and eventually the market will start to recover.

Understanding the real estate cycle can help you make informed investment decisions. For example, instead of buying at the peak of the market during the hyper-supply phase, you may want to consider waiting until the market cools down and prices start to fall. This can be a good time to find deals and make investments that will pay off in the long run.

If you’re new to real estate investing, it’s a good idea to work with an experienced investor who can help guide you through the process. They can provide valuable insights into the market and help you identify good investment opportunities. Additionally, they may have access to deals that aren’t available to the general public.

Of course, investing in real estate still requires research and patience. You’ll want to research different areas, understand market trends, and analyze potential deals. But with the right mindset and support, you can make informed decisions and achieve success as a real estate investor.

In conclusion, understanding the real estate cycle is an important part of being a successful investor. By staying informed and working with experienced investors, you can make smart investment decisions and achieve your financial goals. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate investing and potentially partnering with us on a deal, we’d be happy to chat!

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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VLOG 12: Tax Benefits

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 24: Gold vs Real Estate: Why Gold’s Depreciation and Poor Sustainability Outlooks Puts It At a Major Disadvantage

With rising inflation rates and unprecedented costs of living, choosing the right investment strategy is paramount. Thanks to its wide availability and flashy draw, many new investors look to gold as a viable investment option. Unfortunately, due to its impracticality, poor long-term returns, and declining demand from new generations, most seasoned investors advise to steer clear of gold. Here is what you need to know:

Gold Depreciation Over Time 

Turbulent economic conditions allow investors to reflect on their current investment portfolio. Out with the (g)old, and in with the new! 

Rare earth metals and crop production have shown their hand in the history of investment. While generations ago it was a coveted resource, over time, gold has lost its draw to newer investment options. Emerging generations simply do not value it as readily as do older generations.

In contrast, real estate is a tried and true method with diverse options for property investment. From residential rentals, to industrial real estate, and even vacant land, real estate is a trusted resource for current and emerging market trends. 

Investors also have to consider the instability and decrease in value of other precious metals and goods. A 2019 study of metal sector deals revealed that coal was actually the primary revenue contender of global mining, with gold coming in second to last. 

This decline in demand may partially be attributed to an eco-friendly global mentality. Mining has taken its toll on the environment as a whole, leaving a hole in the pockets of the future stability of an investment in rare earth metals. 

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

 

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BLOG 23: Cryptocurrency vs. Real Estate: Why Real Estate Wins for Stability

Everybody knows the saying, “To make money, you got to spend money.”  The question is where do I spend it then? The most common choices are also opposites: cryptocurrency and real estate. One represents the possible future while the other stands in for the long past—but is the future truly the future? In this article, we will discuss both to determine which one gets you the most bang for your buck.

Cryptocurrency

Let’s start with demystifying cryptocurrency. After all, “cryptic” is part of its name. Simply put, cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, is a totally digital alternative to regular currency, used to exchange for goods and services. They are dollar bills and coins that exist “in the cloud.” 

With that out of the way, why are people so interested in cryptocurrency? One, it has little upfront cost to enter into the market. An investment of just $100 will get you started. Two, there is little maintenance: you buy it and let it do its thing. Finally, it is transparent. All transactions are logged and available for the public to see. 

While this sounds promising on the surface, cryptocurrency comes with some significant risks. Most notably, it is not regulated by any governments. This seems like it could be an advantage, but it actually means that it is incredibly volatile.

 In 2017, Bitcoin’s value went from $1,000 to over $19,000 and then down to $7,000 in a matter of months according to Business Insider. Cryptocurrency also has security risks. Based entirely online, it can be hacked. Wired reported one such incident when a whopping $460 million was stolen. 

Real Estate

Compared to cryptocurrency, real estate is slightly more self-explanatory. Buying real estate may be costly upfront; you may have to spring several thousand just to close the sale. Not to mention, you must take into account utilities and repairs. 

With that said, these risks can be easy to combat. For one, real estate is versatile. You can build a business on it, rent out the space for private or commercial use, or fix it up and sell it for a profit. All of those provide a consistent cash flow, another great advantage. Lastly, owning real estate comes with tax breaks, which help mitigate things such as depreciation, insurance, repairs, and other potential surprises.

Final Verdict

After looking at both cryptocurrency and real estate, you may still be left wondering which one comes out on top. This is a good thing to consider when your own money is on the line.

Nonetheless, it is hard to deny the versatile appeal of real estate. The S&P 500 Real Estate Index reported a 29% increase on returns in 2020. Finally, its stability really wins it out. Cryptocurrency can have meteoric highs, but can then come crashing down, leaving you with nothing. Real estate has highs and lows as well though almost never to the same extent. If you plan on spending money to make some, it is a safer bet to invest it in where it’s “real.” 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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VLOG 11: 10% RULE

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 22: Cryptocurrencies vs. Real Estate: Why Cryptocurrency Comes Up Short

Looking for a way to make extra money over time? If you have the means to do so, investing is always a good idea– as long as you’re making smart investments. Making risky investments in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin can certainly be thrilling, and it’s definitely become somewhat of a fad in recent years; it seems like everyone and their mother has money in some sort of cryptocurrency at the moment. But you should think twice before putting a significant amount of your savings into cryptos, no matter how good of an idea it seems in the moment. That’s because it doesn’t have any tangible backing, among other reasons.

If you’re looking to make a more promising investment, real estate investments are a much safer, more tangible option. If you’re not quite convinced yet, just put down the DogeCoin for a second and let us explain why cryptocurrency comes up short when compared to real estate.

Cryptocurrency and its risks

Your first question might be what, exactly, cryptocurrency is and how the infamous process of investing in it works. Essentially, a cryptocurrency is a digital currency that does not physically exist, but still holds worth. The value of cryptocurrency goes up and down based on how many people are purchasing it– it’s all about supply and demand. So, if you buy cryptocurrency at a low price, you may be able to sell it for more money once it becomes more valuable. The key word here is may.

One of the risks of cryptocurrency is that it’s extremely volatile. What seems like a good investment today could be thousands of dollars wasted the next day. And while most investments come with the risk of losing your money, cryptocurrency poses another unique risk due to its intangibility. Cryptocurrency isn’t backed up by any physical assets– it’s all electronic. That means it’s susceptible to glitches, errors, and hacking.

Real estate investment and its benefits

Meanwhile, real estate is a highly tangible asset that offers a much safer investment– it definitely has a physical form to back it up! It’s a whole house! While the fact that property can’t be hacked like cryptocurrency can is a huge plus, real estate investments also offer tons of other benefits: steady cash flow, tax breaks and deductions, and steady appreciation in value. It also comes with competitive risk-adjustment returns: over the past 50 years, the average annual return has been double digits.

While real estate is a long-term investment, the overall return will be worth the wait. Overall, it offers long-term financial security and a nearly guaranteed great return. This, along with its tangibility, makes it a more secure option by a landslide when compared to cryptocurrencies.

So before you jump on the next big cryptocurrency bandwagon, really think about the risk you’re taking and ask yourself if that money could be better spent on real estate. Sometimes it’s best to play the long game. Happy investing!

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 21: Appreciate Appreciation! (or, Why Real Estate is the Real Deal)

Investors are often faced with many tempting options to place their money, often with the promise of great financial returns in the future; unfortunately, with so much information out there (including significant misinformation), ambitious investors may wonder what the “right” option is. This is especially true when it comes to mutual funds, a compelling investment choice often touted for being low maintenance and yet high reward. But are mutual funds all that they are made out to be? In this article, we will explore that more closely.

What’s the Deal with Mutual Funds?

Mutual funds are an investment vehicle in which multiple investors pool their money, which is then directed into various stocks or other investments by a money manager. 

Mutual funds seem like a decent investing option. Once you’ve chosen the fund you want to invest in, you don’t have to think too hard about what happens. It’s all fairly straightforward.

The thing is, that’s all that happens. You wait for your dividends, and then what happens? As it turns out, usually, not much. A mutual fund might appreciate monetary value and pay off—or, it might crash and burn. Look at it this way. When you invest in a mutual fund, you have a whole host of fees and charges to pay, for an investment that may or may not give you any positive return.

Why Real Estate Outshines Mutual Funds

So, how does real estate stack up to mutual funds? Well, real estate appreciates value over time. It’s a generally accepted fact of this type of investment that it will, after a few years, be worth more than you paid for it. As long as the property remains in good condition, it tends to appreciate in value. This has to do with the fact that land is a finite resource. There’s only so much Earth, after all!

Mutual funds can stagnate, but real estate is an investment that you can count on. A good investment property will not only provide you with passive income while you own it (from the rent your tenants pay), but will also gain value that you’ll see when it’s time to sell. 

If you’re looking to start investing in real estate, there’s no time like the present! The sooner you invest, the sooner you start seeing the potential real estate has to appreciate value and put money in your pocket. Invest smart. Invest in real estate.

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 20: Active Versus Passive Real Estate Investing and Which is Right for You?

Do you know the difference between active and passive real estate investing and, more importantly, which might fit the bill for you and your current situation? Learn more about these two different real estate investment strategies and which will work best for you. 

Active Versus Passive Real Estate Investing – What’s the Difference?

Many inexperienced real investors will consider real estate investing as a largely passive income stream. However, once they start researching, they soon find that it’s not as hands-off as they first thought. Still, that doesn’t mean a passive income isn’t out of reach; you just need to know which strategy will get you there.  

Active real estate investing is what most people will have in mind when considering purchasing an investment property, but active investing can take a few different forms, including:

  • Wholesaling
  • Flipping
  • Renovations and developments

Regardless of how you enter active real estate investing, you will be heavily involved in various parts of the process. Whether you are a hands-on DIY investor or plan to use a team of professionals, the amount of time and energy required to successfully enter active real estate investing can be equal to a full-time job or more. It can also require significant capital and a certain degree of risk. 

Passive Real Estate Investing

Passive real estate investing is all about working with an active investor and purchasing the right investment at the best price and receiving the returns month after month, with your role primarily being a hands-off one. 

The Active investor is busy doing the following:

  • Researching the market.
  • Marketing and finding the right deals.
  • Doing due-diligence on the properties.
  • Negotiating and closing the deal.
  • Arranging financing
  • Managing the team.
  • Taking care of renovations and improvements.
  • Property management
  • Tenant management.
  • Keep up to speed with continuing training and education.
  • Investor reporting and relations.
  • Coordinating final exit plans for the property.


The Passive investor’s involvement is usually limited to:

  • Provide capital (money)
  • Qualify for financing (if needed)
  • Share in the profits (watch their payments come in).

Which Real Estate Investment Strategy is Right for You?

It really depends on how busy you want to be.

If you have the time, energy and experience to be an active investor, it can be very lucrative.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a hands-free type of investment that is secure and offers a variety of different ways to profit – then being a passive investor may be a better fit.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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VLOG 10: ACCREDITED INVESTOR

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 19: Real Estate Keeps on Giving…and Giving…and Giving…

We make investments so that we have money to live on throughout our lives. Especially in retirement and old age, you want to benefit from the investments you made in early life and live off their return without having to worry about your finances. Smart decisions in early life are supposed to set you up to live comfortably when you make it to retirement.

The problem with investment options like RRSPs and mutual funds is that they deplete over time. As you use them, they will eventually run out of money. Not only are you depleting them by taking money out of them to live on, but you’re also taxed on the money you take out until there’s nothing left. Before you know it, your investment is gone. So, what was the point?

These programs are based on the assumption that you’ll be willing to live “under your means” in later life; it puts the impetus on you to reduce your quality of life in old age in order to save money and be able to afford to live during your retirement years. 

After you’ve worked hard your entire life, you deserve to retire comfortably without having to pinch pennies or stretch your investments to their last dollar.

Unlike tax deferred savings programs, real estate investments don’t deplete — they keep on giving. That’s why they’re the best investments to make throughout your life so that you don’t have to worry about money when it comes time to retire.

The best thing about real estate is that it appreciates in value. In many places, a $30,000 home in 1967 might now be worth over a million dollars. The longer you hold on to real estate, the more it’s worth. That means you can access that equity in later life and use it tax free to help support your retirement lifestyle.

Additionally, as you pay down the mortgage or financing on the property, your cash flow increases. Not only is the value of your investment appreciating the longer you have it, but you’re also getting to keep more money in your pocket once you’re no longer paying the bank.

You’re also able to pass on your investment properties to family, loved ones, or other heirs after you pass away. The intergenerational benefit of real estate means that your investment is safe and beneficial even after you’re gone.

If you don’t want to live a limited lifestyle in retirement, real estate is the best way to invest for your future. Why worry about your finances after you’ve worked so hard to support yourself for your entire life? Let your real estate investments do the work for you.

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 18: Paying Less Tax

You may have heard the phrase “It’s not how much you make; it’s how much you keep.” When you make a profit, you want to hold on to as much of it as you can. You earned it, it’s yours, and you want it to stay yours! But that’s not how it goes. A certain amount of every dollar you make in your life goes towards paying taxes. It’s unavoidable. So, it’s a good idea to consider ways to make the most of your profits. And there are strategies to keep as much as you can.

You may be asking yourself, what kind of investment could possibly change the reality of capital gains taxes? Aren’t all investments subject to the same rates, the same drawbacks? 

Here’s the thing: they’re not. While capital gains from stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are taxed at a pretty much universal rate, gains from real estate are taxed differently. If you buy a piece of property and sell it for a profit (because you bought it at a discount, or because it appreciated in value, or for some other reason), you will only be taxed on half of the money you made. This is because, in theory, the property should have lost value over the course of time. However, that’s often not the case. It’s entirely possible to resell real estate at a gain, as with any other investment. What makes real estate great is that you have to give up much less in taxes

Those tax savings mean more money in your pocket. There are so many things about real estate that make it a smart investment- the many profit centers it offers, the potential for excellent financing from banks, etc.- but one of the best parts is that you get the chance to actually keep more of your money. That, along with everything else, is great for investors. Real estate investments are an excellent way to build a prosperous future for yourself. Protect your interests by investing in property- you won’t regret it.

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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VLOG 9: DEBT COVERAGE RATIO

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 17: Others Pay Your Bills

A great thing about investing in rental properties over other types of investment is that other people pay the bills for you! This is one of the profit centres called “Cash Flow”. 

It goes like this: an investor buys a property and provides the down payment from their own pocket, and secures the rest of the funds in the form of a mortgage from a bank. The investor then rents out the property to renters, who will use it to live or work in. Renters pay rent to the investor, and the investor uses that rent to pay the mortgage they owe to the bank.

Think about how beautifully that’s set up! When you invest in a rental property, your bills are covered by someone else. You don’t have to pull all the money out of your own pockets to cover your debts- you get paid for the public service you provide by renting out your property to others who need them.

This is one investment where you shouldn’t have to worry about where your next payment is coming from. The rent payments cover the mortgage, and tenants also cover most utilities. This is the “Flow” in cash flow. The money moves around, and everyone gets something out of the deal.

The magic of rental properties doesn’t stop at simply helping investors break even. Properties often appreciate value as time goes on. The mortgage that’s owed to the bank, however, remains unchanged. Because of this, property investors can actually see their net worth increase over the course of time. Investors are able to increase rent prices to match the increased value of the property, and in this way can secure a good financial future for themselves and for their families.

Investing in rental properties is a smart choice for so many reasons. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an investment that other people are going to help you cover? Doesn’t it sound great to make an investment you don’t even have to pay for yourself? With real estate, that can be a reality.

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/

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BLOG 16: On the Right Side of Supply and Demand

Supply and demand is one of the most important economic factors in the world today. How much of something exists, and how badly people want it, are the defining aspects of how the market works. From an investor’s perspective, the best bets are those where demand outstrips supply. With these kinds of investments we find success because there will always be people willing to exchange money for what we have. 

That brings us to real estate. The fact is, everyone needs a place to live. Housing is a necessity. So, with that in mind, it just makes sense that real estate would constantly be in high demand. Everyone needs it, so everyone is on the market for it. This means that if a person invests in residential properties, they shouldn’t have much trouble finding people to rent to. 

There are a few reasons that demand is greater than supply in the real estate market. One is that demand for housing increases with the population, and the population isn’t getting any smaller. But just because the need for housing has increased, doesn’t mean the supply has. Constructing new rental units costs money, and it’s a cost that won’t be immediately made up for. Profiting from a newly built building takes time.

Meanwhile, many existing apartment buildings have, in the past few decades, been converted into condos. This leads to even fewer options for renters. But people still need places to live! So, by investing in a piece of the real estate pie, you’ve invested in a market that works in your favor. 

A market where demand outstrips supply is one that works for investors. Real estate can provide that kind of environment. It’s something everyone needs, and as long as people need shelter, it’s going to stay that way. This is one of the many reasons real estate can be and is such a lucrative investment, and why my team has plans to create supply for this demand.

 

 

 

ABOUT July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/
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