Residential real estate is a solid estate investment, typically appreciating faster than inflation.
Many Canadians are sending their kids to university and college away from home. Housing them in an investment property purchased specifically for that purpose is a good option.
Over the long term, an investment property or multiple real estate holdings can be a great source.
For first time home buyers, a duplex or triplex can be a terrific way to get into home-ownership. Rental income from the extra units can offset the cost of the mortgage.