Investing in Student Housing

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Release Date: August 6, 2016
Pages: 260
ISBN13: 978-1536947328


Student Housing is a cottage industry investment that has yet to become mainstream. Students attend university and college every year and regardless of how well RE investments are doing in the rest of the City, student housing always prospers because there are always more students and a constant lack of accommodations. The author is a REALTOR(R) who has bought and sold over $15 million worth of student housing since 2009 and every client has made money. In this book, he shows you how to enter the market, how to survive there, and how to profit when selling. On average, student housing profits are 5-8% higher than any other RE vehicle in the City at any given time.

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"Great Book for getting started/ learning more about the growing market of student housing.  Just finished reading Roberts book, well written with many beginner, and some advanced tips to help first time student home investors as well as some already involved in the area. Great information in here regarding best areas to look in, what to expect from younger renters, and a lot more.

Also love the fact that near the end of the book Rob encourages you to join his mailing list to receive changes/updates in the housing market in Hamilton and surrounding areas."
-Amazon Review, 5 out of 5 stars

"Incredible source of information. Excellent read! Tonnes of useful information for newbies and seasoned investors, from an experienced and knowledgeable pro, a must read for anyone thinking about this investment Avenue."
-Amazon Review, 5 out of 5 stars

"Resource! Everything you need to know. Highly recommended! Just entering the student housing world with our University kids and this excellent book was right on time for us. Having extensive commercial and residential real estate experience, we thought we were in good shape going into this. This book really opened our eyes to all the unique nuances of this niche rental market and gave us the confidence to dive right in. Thank you Robert Morrow!"
-Amazon Review, 5 out of 5 stars


For many, Hamilton, Ontario is the City of choice when considering Student Housing in Canada. Of course there is student housing in many cities across Canada, but none have shown the consistent ROI numbers that Hamilton (and the surrounding area) has. Other municipalities have interfered with university/investor relations and, as a result, have driven investors out of their markets with their bylaws and restrictions (Waterloo and Vancouver). Others are simply in too highly-priced neighbourhoods (York, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, etc.). And still others are, at time of print, too small to warrant wide-spread interest (scores of community colleges in every province). But also at time of print, there were several emerging markets that show potential (two of which are discussed in this book that are close enough to Hamilton to be worthy of consideration: St. Catharines and Brantford).

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