Canadian Investment Review

Closing Arguments Posted for Real Estate Debate

Written by Jennifer Hughey on Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 11:35 am

story_images_compassThe proposition is clear. Is now the time to invest in real estate? Is it only a big plan’s game, or can smaller plans take the plunge?

As the Real Estate debate comes to a close, there have been many points raised about this ever popular asset class. With Canadian government changing the loan stipulations and housing markets gaining more stability over time, it seems like it’s safe to get on board, for now.

The proponent, Tony Politano, says that real estate has historically been a solid investment. Scot Blythe, the con participant, does agree but proves that returns don’t come easy, as we saw in 2008-2009.

Moderator, Peter S. Jarvis, executive director of the Toronto CFA Society cautioned the participants that one shouldn’t be too reasonable when discussing real estate, in his rebuttal remarks. Jarvis will post his summation of the debate after the final votes are in. Tomorrow is your last day to vote, so join the debate and add your two cents.

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