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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.
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.   Juwai.com, 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- Kingmount Capital

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- Kingmount Capital

 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-Kingmount Capital

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 Juwei.com, 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-Kingmount Capital

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- Kingmount Capital

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-Kingmount Capital

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-Kingmount Capital

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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