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Buy Condos Where The Financial Districts Are

I’ve picked the wrong profession. Alas, if my mother only wanted me to be a banker and read to me the unabridged version of Scrooge (where he doesn’t feel remorse), I coulda shoulda woulda been rich.

It appears that the majority of the super-rich, the top 0.1% (or top 1/1000), has a propensity to be from the banking sector. This group forms the largest job based income generation of the super-rich. Indeed, it should be hard to be poor for even when you mess up people will still give you $20.3 billion dollars as a reward.

Taking a slightly different story line – both Toronto, Manhattan and Brooklyn have shown tremendous growth in condominium sales, both regular cost (which still can be half a million and more), and the ultra-expensive.

Which makes me think – if the richest group of people are from the banking sector, and they have collectively almost 40% of the nation’s wealth, and they like living near work; then the safest bet for finding condominiums values that will perform better in the overall economy (they still go down in poor times, just not as much) will be in their neighbourhood. This likely explains the current condominium craze in financial centres – where condo sales and cost per foot2/m2 is setting new records, while outside of financial areas condo prices remain stagnant or drop.

We’re entering a new consolidation of wealth – and it will reflect strongly in the housing in the next few years. Condominium prices will perform above average in the financial hearts of the nation.

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