5 Reasons Investments Should Be Treated Like Houses

5 Reasons Investments Should Be Treated Like HousesOne of the great debates in Canada, from the local Tim Hortons in B.C. to the 5 a.m. hockey practice in P.E.I., is whether or not your house should be viewed as an investment. Proponents on both sides defend their views armed with myriad statistics and both can make good arguments. But they both seem to have lost sight of the real issue: It is not whether housing should be…

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Home Sales Rise

Home Sales RiseCanadian home sales climbed in February after a soft January and price gains picked up speed, confirming the country’s housing market remains buoyant and a potential concern for bubble-wary policymakers. February existing home sales in Canada grew by 1.4% from a month earlier, Canadian Real Estate Association data showed on Thursday. Sales had fallen 4.5% in January from December. The industry group said sales were up 8.6% from a year…

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Should I Start the Smith Manoeuvre?

Should I Start the Smith Manoeuvre?As this blog has quite a bit of content regarding the Smith Manoeuvre, I often get reader questions regarding how to start the Smith Manoeuvre, and when is a good time to start.  I have answered the “how” in the past, but what about the “when”? What is the Smith Manoeuvre Before we get started, lets take a couple steps back and explain what the Smith Manoeuvre is to newer…

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Steps To Buy A Home For The First Time Home Buyer in Canada

Steps To Buy A Home For The First Time Home Buyer in CanadaBuying a First Home can be a very stressful & scary time for most Canadians. This article will be outlining the step-by-step First Time Home Buying process I work through with my clients. As a Real Estate Specialist my goal is to provide First Time Home Buyers with the most qualified information possible. I enable you to purchase with ease and have full understanding of the process you have to…

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