Understanding Real Estate Investments

The Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Office has developed a multimedia feature article to help investors better understand investing in real estate.

There are many ways people can invest in the real estate market without buying and maintaining properties on their own. But while real estate can help diversify your investment portfolio, real estate investment products have their own unique risks that anyone looking to invest should fully understand.

Real estate investments can be complex and involve much more risk that many investors presume. “Real estate investments can be complex and often have unique characteristics, fees and risks that differ from other investments,” said Tyler Fleming, Director of the Investor Office at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).