January 10, 2020 / By: Dustin Rennie

Canada Population Highlights

Personal Interest, Canadian Cities, Investors, Immigration, Alberta, Real Estate, Edmonton, Calgary

In 2019, Canada was the fastest growing country in the G7, with a recorded population growth rate of 1.4%. This was double the per-capita growth of the United States and the UK. Canada also posted over 4x the growth of France & Germany. If this trend continues, Canada could top the United States in Economic Growth this year as immigration being the driving force.

International Students Fuelling Rental Demand Surge Details

January 2, 2020 / By: J. Greenwell

International Students Fuelling Rental Demand Surge

With over 700,000 international students choosing to study in Canada each year, the country has seen a surge in demand for residential units. Mainstreet Equity identified this growing niche early on, recognizing that these students represented both significant spending power and long-term rental consumers, possessing the financial wherewithal to study abroad and so committing to one city for at least three to four years as well.

Types of Real Estate Investment in Canada Details

December 21, 2019 / By: J. Greenwell

Types of Real Estate Investment in Canada

Personal Interest, Investors, Real Estate

Real Estate Investing can be daunting to newcomers. In this post, we'll explain the differences between the three types of common real estate investments: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Real Estate Funds (REFs), and Real Estate Operating Companies (REOCs). We'll also provide a little background on each. 

Canada: A top destination for International Students Details

December 16, 2019 / By: Adhiraj Brar

Canada: A top destination for International Students

Students, Student Housing, Immigration, Foreign Students, Investors, Personal Interest, Apartment Rentals, Canadian Cities

Deciding where to attend college or university is one of the biggest decisions most people will make in their life, this can be especially daunting if you are an international student. This post looks at some key facts and data points on foreign students in Canada.

Mainstreet Equity Corp. (TSX: MEQ) Releases 2019 Annual Results Details

December 10, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Mainstreet Equity Corp. (TSX: MEQ) Releases 2019 Annual Results

Investors, Real Estate, Personal Interest

Mainstreet's 2019 results mark the sixth consecutive quarter of year-over-year double-digit growth in all of our key metrics, solidifying a steady improvement in our operational performance that has continued to deliver non-dilutive value to our shareholders. 

2019 Alberta Population Growth Details

October 28, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

2019 Alberta Population Growth

Personal Interest, Alberta, Canadian Cities, Calgary, Edmonton, Real Estate, Investors, Immigration

Alberta, Canada has experienced upward population growth over the course of 2018 and 2019. The following is a look at the 2019 Alberta population growth trends and where Alberta stands in comparison to other Canadian provinces.

Home Prices in Canada Exceed What Millennials Can Afford Details

July 15, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Home Prices in Canada Exceed What Millennials Can Afford

Canadian Cities, Corporate, Investing, Investors, Millennials, Personal Interest

Canada has seen a surge in property appreciation over recent years, especially in the Vancouver and Toronto areas. The increase in property value has made the dream of homeownership nearly insurmountable for younger generations. With today's property values, many millennials are unable to afford a home in the way that older generations were.

Alberta Real Estate Trends & Stats Details

June 17, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Alberta Real Estate Trends & Stats

Real estate trends and statistics are an important measure of the current health and state of the real estate market. Alberta as a province has seen years of recession, which has altered real estate values and the number of transactions taking place.

Surrey BC Skytrain Project Details

June 13, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Surrey BC Skytrain Project

Canadian Cities, Investors, British Columbia, BC, Rental Properties, Surrey, Surrey Apartments, Transportation

The Surrey-Langley SkyTrain will help to improve local transportation as it looks to extend the SkyTrain line to the communities of Surrey and Langley and improve the commute and transportation of residents in Lower Mainland BC. 

Calgary Bike Lanes & MEQ Apartments Details

February 5, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Calgary Bike Lanes & MEQ Apartments

Canadian Cities, Calgary, Calgary Apartments, Calgary For Rent, Personal Interest, Investors, Transportation

Mainstreet Equity has a number of Calgary apartment buildings situated along the newly established bike lanes. These lanes are designated roadways and individual lanes exclusively for bikers in Calgary's Urban areas.

Is Calgary bicycle-friendly? Cycle Track Review Details

September 10, 2015 / By: Sanokaji Karkee

Is Calgary bicycle-friendly? Cycle Track Review

Canadian Cities, Calgary, Tenant Tips, Investors, Transportation, Alberta

Calgary has the vision to become one of the premier cycling cities in North America and is looking to make changes that will encourage more people to cycle in Calgary. The City has allocated 1.1% of its transportation budget exclusively to the cycling strategy.

Review of Factors Which Influence Interest Rates Details

August 4, 2015 / By: Brendon Abrams

Review of Factors Which Influence Interest Rates

Investors, Accounting, Personal Interest, Real Estate

There are many factors that influence the rate of interest a person or corporation pays on its debt. These range from a review of macroeconomics, social, and political issues to micro issues reviewing the person or corporation's ability to repay the debt. Let's review a few factors which influence interest rates.

Edmonton Arena District: The Future of Downtown Edmonton Details

June 18, 2015 / By: Graham Coe

Edmonton Arena District: The Future of Downtown Edmonton

ICE District, Canadian Cities, Edmonton, Investors, Real Estate, Alberta, Edmonton Apartments, Edmonton For Rent

Downtown Edmonton is booming, as the $2.5-billion mega-development dubbed the Edmonton ICE District. Phase 1 of the project, which includes the new arena is expected to be completed by fall 2016.

Is Short Selling Worth the Risk? Details

June 18, 2015 / By: Brendon Abrams

Is Short Selling Worth the Risk?

Investors, Personal Interest, Accounting

Short selling is a technique used by investors to try to profit from the falling price of a stock. As such, short selling is typically used when an investor believes a stock is overvalued or there is an upcoming event that will trigger a substantial decline in the stock price. An investor may also deploy this technique as a way to hedge overall portfolio risk or balance the risk of one investment relative to another.

Investing in Real Estate through the Stock Market Details

June 1, 2015 / By: Brendon Abrams

Investing in Real Estate through the Stock Market

Investors, Personal Interest, Real Estate

One way to invest in Real Estate is through the Stock Market. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Real Estate Operating Companies (REOCs) are increasingly becoming a larger part of the TSX. This is occurring for several reasons but includes an aging demographic looking for income from a relatively stable source such as real estate.

Investor Relations Plays Critical Role in Mainstreet’s Strategy Details

May 14, 2015 / By: Brendon Abrams

Investor Relations Plays Critical Role in Mainstreet’s Strategy

Personal Interest, Investors, Apartment Rentals, Property Management

As a publicly-traded company, investor relations is an integral part of Mainstreet's strategy. Ensuring current shareholders, prospective investors and the analyst community are well-informed and engaged with the company is essential to maximizing value for all shareholders. Mainstreet undertakes several initiatives to ensure its investor relations strategy is being optimized.

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