Student Rental Properties (near Brock University, Niagara College & McMaster University):
From The Desk of Steven Kealey, BA, MSc, Broker of Record:

The fastest growing segment of the local income property market is the Student Rental market.  Demand for student housing has been increasing each year as enrollments are consistently growing at local Universities & Colleges (including Brock, McMaster, Niagara College, & Mohawk).  Here's a quick snapshot of full-time student enrollment numbers at local Colleges & Universities:
When you contact us by completing the form below you will gain access to our in-depth experience and expert analysis of the following types of student rental properties in Hamilton and the Niagara Region through our VIP Buyer Client Service:
1) townhouses typically with between 3 to 6 student bedrooms (4 are currently available now); and,
2) semi-detached houses typically with between 4 to 8 student bedrooms 6 are currently available now);
3) detached houses typically with between 5 to 10 student bedrooms (8 are currently available now); and,
4) apartment or mixed-use complexes that have been converted to student housing, often with 6 to 30 or more student bedrooms.

Over the past 10 years we've helped many investors to buy their first student rental property, and we've helped others to purchase as many as 16 student rental properties. The largest student rental property which we've assisted a buyer in purchasing contained 112 student rental bedrooms... which was a former hotel converted into a student rental property in downtown St. Catharines.

One of the biggest advantages of student rental properties is that the return on investment is typically higher with this type of income property than with most other investment properties.  However, the trade-off is that the time required to manage these properties (properly), and the annual tenant turnover that they typically generate, is also somewhat higher.  But for the right investor, this can be the perfect type of investment property to purchase to quickly build long-term retirement wealth.

In order to gain access to our many years of local experience and expert analysis with student rental properties for sale in Hamilton and the Niagara Region (including access to some "Exclusive" and "Off Market" opportunities... and urgent UPDATES of new listings available for sale), please complete the form below:
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Income Property Advisors
for the Niagara Region
& the City of Hamilton
Steven Kealey, BA, MSc
Broker of Record
Phone: 905-734-6000
Fax: 905-734-6692
Investors are becoming more interested in the student rental market & many investors get their start with student rentals.  My own situation is a case in point... As a young investor at the age of 19, I purchased my first student rental property (in 1989) while I was in my 2nd year of studies at Brock University.  This led to 7 more student rental property purchases in the next ten years... and at the age of 30 I found myself the proud owner of 8 student rental houses with a total of 64 student bedrooms under management.  I found this to be a fantastic learning experience & an ideal springboard for later investments in apartment buildings.  With in-depth experience from actually owning and managing student rental properties we've been helping investors since 2002 to buy & sell student rental properties.
5 Best Cities For Investing in
Hamilton & Niagara Region:

27,703
28,482
28,962
McMaster University
Source:

2009
Enrollment
2010
Enrollment
2011
Enrollment
McMaster University, Hamilton
2012
Enrollment
2008
Enrollment
29,411
26,781

11,205
12,639
12,765
Mohawk College
Mohawk College, Hamilton

7,896
8,122
8,655
Niagara College
Niagara College, Welland & St. C.

17,493
17,877
18,190
Brcock University
Brock University, St. Catharines
13,021
8,997
18,512
10,556
7,500
16,850

64,297
67,120
68,572
TOTALS:
69,941
54,187