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Self employment and home financing

2011-08-16 | 10:17:18

Don’t you love working for yourself? You work the hours you like, your income ceiling is immeasurable, and everyday you get to build the adventure that is your life. It’s the best of all worlds. That is, of course, until you try to...

To rent or to buy, that is the question

2011-08-16 | 10:16:40

In today's market there are a lot of questions about whether renting or buying is better. Here is a little scenario about the differences. If a couple currently rents a 3 bedroom town home for $1500 per month, it is better for them to buy than to...

Landlordship

2011-07-21 | 12:13:49

While there are many roads to a comfortable retirement, there are many that say that their true fortunes have been built in real estate. I don’t mean the likes of Donald Trump style real estate but rather the more moderate, more conservative...

RRSPs and First Time Home Buyers

2011-07-21 | 12:12:16

RRSP contributions are not only important to help secure one’s future but can also help with growth right now! Did you know that first time home buyers can use up to $25,000 from their RRSPs as a contribution to the down payment on their first...

The Sleep Factor

2011-07-21 | 12:11:17

Few would argue with the perspective that real estate ownership is a keystone of growing personal wealth. In today’s market, we are seeing a stabilization of pricing and the pattern of interest rates is a hot question from week to week. As...

Property Purchase Tax

2011-07-21 | 12:10:06

If you are a first time home buyer purchasing a home under $425,000 and have never owned real estate anywhere in the world, you are exempt from having to pay the Property Transfer Tax. The Property Transfer Tax, also known as the Property Purchase...