The latest news from private equity real estate asset management & investment firm Kingmount Capital, surrounding our current and prospective projects throughout Toronto and Canada, industry news, and resources for our investors.

Canada’s Industrial Real Estate is Soaring

  After a red hot year in 2018, Canada’s residential real estate market has begun to slow. Meanwhile, other real estate sectors have continued to soar. Canada’s commercial real estate sector has remained strong into the New Year. The country’s industrial real estate market is also soaring.   In Vancouver, the demand for industrial real...
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Millennial Homeownership Higher in Canada than Other Countries- Kingmount Capital

Millennial Homeownership Higher in Canada than Other Countries

  A lot has been said about the generation we call millennials. They have reportedly killed a number of industries from paper napkins to diamonds, but their lack of spending on these “luxury” items stems largely from one issue- affordability.   Millennials are often saddled with student loan debt, forced to take low paying jobs...
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Canada’s Real Estate Markets See Mortgage Payments Rise- Kingmount Capital

Canada’s Real Estate Markets See Mortgage Payments Rise

  Canada’s largest real estate markets, such as Toronto and Vancouver, have seen cooling prices in recent months. Even with the market slowing down, mortgage and HELOC payments are soaring. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) reported a big increase in average payments. The average payment on mortgages and home equity lines of credit...
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Canadian Commercial Real Estate to Remain Strong- Kingmount Capital

Canadian Commercial Real Estate to Remain Strong

  Residential real estate has been in flux recently, but there is one real estate market that has remained stable- commercial properties. Canada’s commercial real estate boom is expected to carry over into 2019 according to a report by Avison Young.   Canadian commercial real estate is strengthened by tight supply and the lowest unemployment...
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Transparent Bidding Could be Coming to Ontario Real Estate- Kingmount Capital

Transparent Bidding Could be Coming to Ontario Real Estate

  After asking for more transparency in real estate transactions for years, the government may soon give people what they want. The Ontario government is looking to modernize the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act (REEBA).   Currently, the seller’s real estate broker is only required to reveal the number of other offers. The details...
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Mall Retail Real Estate Most Profitable in Toronto

  When it comes to real estate, Toronto is the driving force in Canada. The city’s residential, commercial, and industrial real estate have been steady, with Toronto’s residential real estate market carrying Canada in 2018. Now it was just announced that Toronto’s retail space in malls was the most profitable in all of Canada.  ...
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Toronto’s Condos Market Expected to Stabilize in 2019- Kingmount Capital

Toronto’s Condos Market Expected to Stabilize in 2019

  Real estate in Toronto had a rocky 2018, but while detached homes had their ups and downs condo sales remained strong throughout the year. In fact, Toronto’s condo sales boosted not just Toronto’s real estate market all year, but also all of Canada’s.   Condo sales and prices have been increasing in Toronto for...
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Proposed Legislation Could Open Up Greenbelt to Development

  The Greenbelt, 7,200 square kilometers of protected green space that rings the Golden Horseshoe, is up for discussion again.   During his Ontario Premier campaign, Doug Ford caused an uproar when he announced his intention to open up the Greenbelt for development. Ford’s idea was to use some of the large supply of underdeveloped...
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Toronto is Getting a New Amazon Office After All

  Toronto was thrilled when it landed on Amazon’s shortlist for their HQ2 headquarters this spring. It was the only Canadian city to make the list of 20, which was an achievement in itself. While Amazon ultimately ended up splitting their HQ2 location between Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia, it seems...
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Bank of Canada Makes Decision on Interest Rate

The Bank of Canada made their decision regarding interest rates on Wednesday, December 18th. They ultimately decided to leave the rate unchanged as they stated that future hikes would depend on a number of factors.   The Bank is maintaining the current interest rate at 1.75 per cent. The interest rate was last increased in...
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Toronto’s Commercial Real Estate Market is Thriving- Kingmount Capital

Toronto’s Commercial Real Estate Market is Thriving

While Toronto’s residential real estate market continues to be shaky, its commercial real estate market is thriving. Even as supply dwindles, demand remains high. The low supply and high demand have pressured prices upward, great news for commercial real estate investors.   A recent report by Morguard found that Toronto’s stable economy is a bonus...
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Canadian Real Estate Developers Increasing China Marketing- Kingmount Capital

Canadian Real Estate Developers Increasing China Marketing

  As home sales continue to remain low across Canada, real estate developers are looking beyond its borders. More specifically, they are now eyeing Mainland China., the largest overseas property website in China, recently conducted a survey on real estate developers. It found that over a third of Canadian developers are looking to...
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How Canada Boosting Immigration Will Impact Real Estate

The Canadian government recently announced that Canada would increase its immigration intake. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen made the announcement that by 2021 Canada would accept 350,000 individuals a year as part of a three-year immigration plan.   The majority of these works will come under programs designed to fill skill shortages in the labor market....
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Home Sales in the GTA Increased in October-Kingmount Capital

Home Sales in the GTA Increased in October

  Toronto’s real estate market has been a little rocky this year. The market had a slow start to the year, but home sales and prices have risen during the summer and fall months.   October saw strong sales compared to this time last year. The Toronto Real Estate Board says the average sale price...
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 The Ontario Real Estate Association Requests Open Bidding Process

  The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has made more than three dozen recommendations to the provincial government on ways it should update the rules governing realtors, including allowing for a more open bidding process for buyers and sellers. This could be a game changer for home buyers who are currently forced to bid blindly...
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Toronto Named One of the World’s Most Liveable Cities- Kingmount Capital

Toronto Named One of the World’s Most Liveable Cities

  The world has finally realized what Toronto residents have known all along. The Economist Intelligence Unit just named Toronto one of the most liveable cities in the whole world.   Toronto tied with Tokyo as the seventh most liveable city in the world. The EIU assess cities based on a number of factors, awarding...
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Kingmount Capital 2018 Mid-Autumn Festival- Kingmount Capital

Kingmount Capital 2018 Mid-Autumn Festival

On September 20th, Kingmount Capital hosted our first ever Investor Appreciation Event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with our valued Investors.   The event took place at George restaurant, a staple in the Toronto restaurant scene, and is representative of our aspiration to be a staple in the GTA real estate investment scene. The event...
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Toronto Real Estate is Leading Canadian Home Sales

  Canada’s real estate market had a rough start at the beginning of this year. Tighter mortgage rules, the implementation of the foreign buyer and speculative taxes, and extremely high prices led to a slow start. However, thanks to Toronto the country’s real estate market is regaining strength.   Increases in Toronto have pushed Canadian...
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Toronto Real Estate Data Can Now Be Published- Kingmount Capital

Toronto Real Estate Data Can Now Be Published

There is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to buying, selling, or investing in Toronto’s red-hot real estate market. Thanks to a new court ruling though, that is about to change.   The Supreme Court of Canada recently stated that they would not hear an appeal from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). TREB...
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The Start of University is Impacting Toronto’s Rental Market

  Toronto home sales have stabilized, but the Greater Toronto Area’s rental market remains hot. Rental availability in the city is low and prices continue to increase. The average monthly rent for a condo has grown by 11.2 per cent.   As Toronto universities begin their new school year the influx of students arriving in...
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Why Chinese Investors Love Toronto and Vancouver Real Estate- Kingmount Capital

Why Chinese Investors Love Toronto and Vancouver Real Estate

  Despite stricter mortgage rules, the foreign buyer tax, and continually rising prices, Chinese investors are still very interested in Canadian real estate. Chinese buyers purchased more than $1.45 billion of Canadian real estate last year alone. According to, the most popular Chinese real estate website, Canada is the third most popular investment location...
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China Currency Toronto Real Estate Investments

Will China’s Depreciating Currency Impact Canadian Real Estate?

  Over the past few weeks, trade tensions between the U.S. and China have heated up, and both sides have been threatening and implementing retaliatory trade actions.   The U.S. has threatened to increase tariffs from 10 per cent to 25 per cent on $200 billion worth of goods from China. The U.S. Commerce Department...
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Toronto’s Growing Retail Market

  Walk into almost any shopping complex in Toronto and you’ll see signs indicating the opening of a new store or plans for an expansion. Many of you may have already noticed that a large number of international retailers are quickly immersing themselves in the Toronto retail market. In fact, Toronto ranked as the most...
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Toronto Ranked Top City for Tech Job Growth-Kingmount Capital

Toronto Ranked Top City for Tech Job Growth

  For the past few years’ people have been keeping an eye on Toronto in the technology sector. The city has already earned the reputation as the ‘Silicon Valley of Canada’. Now Toronto has officially outpaced San Francisco in terms of technology job growth.   According to a new report by CBRE Group, Toronto has...
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This is Why the Bank of Canada Raised Interest Rates

After much anticipation, the Bank of Canada (BoC) has raised its benchmark interest rate. The new interest rate is 1.5 per cent, an increase from 1.25 per cent. This is the fourth time the rate has increased in the last 12 months.   The Bank of Canada has made it clear they were primarily basing...
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What is Self-Storage and How Does it Work?

Self-service storage, typically called self-storage, is a growing industry in the Greater Toronto Area. From an investment standpoint, self-storage facilities offer higher yields and they cost less to run than other commercial projects, for example, condominiums, due to a larger number of units that can fit into the same amount of space. Self-storage units are...
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What the PCs Win Could Mean for Toronto’s Housing Market

Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives won the election with 73 majority votes on June 7, 2018. With Doug Ford as Ontario’s new premier, there could be key changes in Toronto’s housing market.   Recently, the PC leader addressed abolishing the 15 per cent non-resident buyer tax on real estate, officially called the Non-Resident Speculation Tax,...
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Canada Ranked The 7th Happiest Nation In The World-Kingmount Capital

Canada Ranked the 7th Happiest Nation in the World

Oh, Canada! To anyone that has stepped foot in this country, it should not be a shock to realize Canada ranks among the top ten when it comes to happiness. According to the sixth annual World Happiness Report, Canada ranks seventh in terms of nation-wide happiness. In fact, we are the only North American country in the top...
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What Is The Foreign Buyers Tax-Kingmount Capital

What is the Foreign Buyer Tax?

Ontario’s hot real estate market has definitely felt the effects of the foreign buyer tax that went into effect last year. Despite the widespread discussion around it, many are still unsure what exactly is covered in it. If you are a foreign buyer looking to make a real estate investment in the Greater Toronto Area,...
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Ontario’s Foreign Buyer Tax Could Potentially Be Repealed- KIngmount Capital

Ontario’s Foreign Buyer Tax Could Potentially Be Repealed

Back in early 2017, the Ontario provincial government introduced a foreign-buyer tax and expanded rent control in an effort to slow the increase of housing prices in the GTA. The housing market has cooled after this move but many people remain skeptical.   Doug Ford, brother of the late former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, and...
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RBC Lowers 5-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate, Others to Follow- Kingmount Capital

RBC Lowers 5-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate, Others to Follow

  The Royal Bank of Canada recently announced they would be cutting their interest rate for five-year fixed-term mortgages. This move has been widely anticipated and other major banks are expected to follow.   RBC lowered its featured five-year mortgage rate from 3.89 per cent down to 3.74 per cent. The other “Big Five” banks...
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