Real Estate offers some additional incentives that place it above other types of investment options. A property can be used as both a residence and an investment (and while you can live in your home, you can’t live in your GICs or ETFs). From a tax perspective, your primary residence is one of the few assets you can sell without incurring any losses due to Capital Gain (there is no income tax on the sale of your Primary residence). In addition to living in your property, you can improve it, expand it, and potentially monetize it by renting it out. Real Estate offers a number of options for deciding how to best maximize your investment.