Capstone News

Southwest Opportunity Trust - April 2015 Update

Posted: Apr 17, 2015

The Southwest Opportunity Trust continues to execute its business strategy of:

  1. Buying, Renovating and Selling; and
  2. Buying and Renting. 

The rental market, which is the strategy consisting of approximately two-thirds of the homes within the fund, continues to be very strong.  We came across a great rental market article that supports our message from the March 17th Daily Observations published by the Greater Phoenix area real estate market expert, The Cromford Report. 

Saguaro Series 1 and 2 - April 2015 Update

Posted: Apr 17, 2015

Saguaro Capital Fund Series 1 and 2 remain in a holding, getting paid to wait, pattern as we take advantage of the extremely strong rental market and carefully gauge the resale market which is showing signs of optimism.

Rental Market:
For the last few years we have been speaking about the strength of the Phoenix real estate market.  We came across a great article that supports our message from the March 17th Daily Observations published by the Greater Phoenix area real estate market expert, The Cromford Report. 

Investor Updates and Interest Distributions (January 2015)

Posted: Jan 26, 2015

Capstone Real Estate is pleased to announce that the semi-annual interest distributions for all 3 of our Phoenix Real Estate funds are being processed this week.  The 3 funds include:

Phoenix Listed In Top 10 Growth Markets For 2015

Posted: Dec 10, 2014

Realtor.com's 2015 Housing Forecast expects Phoenix area home sales to increase 11% and has listed Phoenix area in the top 10 markets for housing growth in 2015.  

Following years of retrenchment among prospective first-time home buyers and the dampening effect it has had on the recovery of the housing market, first-timers are expected to return to the market in 2015.

Phoenix: A Strong Rental Market

Posted: Dec 8, 2014

According to Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business, Phoenix area monthly rents on houses are up 5.8 percent from last year. "Rental homes remain popular for those who don't want to buy a house or who can't qualify for a home loan," said Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the Carey School. "Fast turnover and low vacancy rates have pushed rents up."

With a large portfolio of cash flow generating rental properties within Capstone's Phoenix real estate funds, this is good news for investors! 

Payment of Interest Distributions (July 2014)

Posted: Jul 27, 2014

Capstone Real Estate is pleased to announce that the semi-annual interest distributions for all 3 of our Phoenix Real Estate funds are being distributed this week.  The 3 funds include:

  1. Saguaro Capital Fund Series 1
  2. Saguaro Capital Fund Series 2
  3. Southwest Opportunity Trust  

For those investors who invested Registered funds, the interest will be deposited directly into your Registered investment account.  For those investors who invested Non-Registered Cash funds, the interest cheque is being mailed to you this week. 

Payment of Interest Distributions (January 2014)

Posted: Jan 29, 2014

Capstone Real Estate is pleased to announce that the semi-annual interest distributions for all 3 of our Phoenix Real Estate funds will be paid in January 2014.  The 3 funds include:

  1. Saguaro Capital Fund Series 1
  2. Saguaro Capital Fund Series 2
  3. Southwest Opportunity Trust  

Statements and fund updates have been mailed and/or emailed to all investors. 

Investing in Phoenix: 235 Homes and Growing

Posted: Nov 6, 2013

Phoenix home prices continue to move higher and Capstone's Phoenix real estate investment funds are thriving.Phoenix home prices increase

We've now purchased our 235th home within our 3 RRSP eligible Phoenix real estate investment funds.  We are proud to say we have become the industry leader helping Canadian investors participate in this once in a generation investment opportunity.  

Payment of Interest Distributions (July 2013)

Posted: Jul 15, 2013

Capstone Real Estate is pleased to announce that the semi-annual interest distributions for all 3 of our Phoenix Real Estate funds will be paid in July 2013.  The 3 funds include:

  1. Saguaro Capital Fund Series 1
  2. Saguaro Capital Fund Series 2
  3. Southwest Opportunity Trust  

Statements and fund updates have been mailed and/or emailed to all investors. 

Phoenix Job Growth Great News For Capstone's Phoenix Real Estate Investments

Posted: Mar 17, 2013

Phoenix Job GrowthOver the last number of months, there have been a number of new job announcements in the Phoenix area.  This is great news for the Phoenix economy and real estate market.  This is also really great news for investors in Capstone Real Estate’s RRSP eligible Phoenix real estate investment funds; which will continue to benefit from the improving market conditions.

Here are some of the recent job announcements:

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