Canadians continue to invest in real estate despite economic challenges, with 82% feeling optimistic about the outlook. Over 75% of investors own property in addition to their primary residence, and 87% are more comfortable with real estate investing than with publicly traded stocks. The most sought-after real estate investment is purpose-built rentals, followed by single-family homes and condominiums. 80% prefer passive investments, while 19% prefer active property ownership. The report emphasizes the importance of expert advice in navigating the real estate investment landscape.