New research shows economic fundamentals, growing jobs and population, and impact of foreign buyers tax make Victoria a good investment cityNovember 14, 2016
November 14, 2016
New research shows economic fundamentals, growing jobs and population, and impact of foreign buyers tax make Victoria a good investment city
Economic fundamentals suggest Victoria may outperform many BC real estate markets
Langley, BC: New research by The Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) finds Victoria, BC meets criteria for a stable and sustainable investment market and finds the city poised to outperform many other non-Metro-Vancouver real estate markets in BC. As the foreign-buyers tax shifts demand to Victoria, the report finds this is only one of many factors causing the upward movement of property demand and values; our research shows that growing diversity in economics and demographics support this demand.
REIN’s Authentic Canadian Real Estate (ACRE) system, including the Long-Term Real Estate Success formula, predicts growth in GDP, jobs, and population, leading to sustainable real estate investment markets. Applied to Victoria, The REIN Victoria Economic Fundamentals report, which can be found at www.reincanada.com/research-reports, finds Victoria is growing in the three key indicators, and more:
“From this moment forward, given the changing demographics and economics occurring in the city, investors and homeowners will witness longer periods where the market will outperform the majority of non-Vancouver markets in the province, with fewer slow-market periods than historically expected” says REIN’s Senior Analyst Don R. Campbell. This increase in stability in the housing market will lead to increased stability in an investor’s portfolio.
The increased economic diversity resulting in an expanding job base make the city attractive to people seeking jobs and affordability. As a result, Victoria is becoming a vibrant centre of commerce and education. Indicators on REIN’s Long-Term Real Estate Success formula suggest real estate investors and homebuyers willing to do proper diligence will find reasonable returns in Victoria.
In addition to this research report, REIN’s demographic and economic analysis and research predict that, in approximately five years, the highest demand for rentals and purchases will trend towards two or more-bedroom unit properties.
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Long-Term Real Estate Formula graphic: http://cdn3.reincanada.com/Research/Long_Term_Success_Formula_Graph_2016.pdf
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