CBC Wants to Reduce its Real Estate Footprint by Half

September 28th, 2015 | Articles,Latest News | No Comments »

No one is calling it a sell-off yet, but plans by the country’s public broadcaster to divest itself of much of its real estate holdings may be an opportunity for investors. CBC’s real estate boss told The Canadian Press that  more…

Get more money for your home – live near a coffee shop

February 12th, 2015 | Articles,Latest News | 3 Comments »

Get more money for your home –  live near a coffee shop Most buyers, when looking for a new home, often consider the usual suspects: square footage, number of bedrooms, amount of sunlight…sometimes even the ‘walk score.’ Here’s another factor to keep in mind as  more…

Lookout- Risky mortgage bonds are back in US

January 30th, 2015 | Articles,Latest News | No Comments »

 Risky mortgage bonds are back  seven years after the U.S.  housing crisis – just don’t call  them sub-prime I thought this article was interesting… Jody Shenn, Bloomberg News | January 28, 2015 The business of bundling riskier U.S. mortgages into bonds  more…

Can Your Home REALLY Help Fund Retirement???

January 22nd, 2015 | Articles,Latest News | No Comments »

 Can Your Home REALLY Help Fund Retirement??? It is true that your home can be used to give your retirement savings a quick and  significant boost, but you have to consider whether the cash you get by selling  your home will  more…

‘Flippers’ and bubble fears: Toronto scares off big U.S. home builder

October 15th, 2014 | Buying Property in the U.S.,Latest News,Real Estate Investor Tips | No Comments »

 ‘Flippers’ and bubble fears: Toronto  scares off big U.S. home builder  CLAIRE NEARY AND TARA PERKINS  NEW YORK, TORONTO — The Globe and Mail  The CEO of a U.S. luxury home builder says his company considered expanding into  Toronto’s condo market but  more…

IMF Still Wary About Canadian Market

October 14th, 2014 | Articles,Latest News | No Comments »

   IMF Still Wary About Canadian Market Here’s a good article by Jamie Henry | 10 Oct 2014 Echoing sentiments from earlier this year, the International Monetary Fund is uneasy about the current     housing market in Canada, believing it to be  more…

Self employed have it tough when mortgage qualifying

September 29th, 2014 | Articles,Latest News | 1 Comment »

 Self employed have it tough when  mortgage qualifying A huge number of self employed people approved for a mortgage in 2011  wouldn’t qualify for the same mortgage today since Canada’s financial regulator  introduced Guideline B-20 as a way of tightening up  more…

Canada’s Housing Party? Looks Familiar to 2006

September 11th, 2014 | Articles,Latest News | 1 Comment »

Canada’s housing party plays on as world warns of risk Here’s a great article which should have real estate entrepreneurs considering the consequences of currently holding Canadian property. Perhaps a look state side may be in order… Reuters Andrea Hopkins  more…

Are you getting the best mortgage rate? 5 questions to ask your broker

August 12th, 2014 | Articles,Latest News | No Comments »

Are you getting the best mortgage rate? 5 questions to ask your broker Inspired by Robert McLister There are many mortgage professionals who are skilled, honest and dedicated to their customers. But if you’re shopping for a mortgage, those aren’t  more…

Why rating agency S&P is taking a more cautious look at Canada’s big banks

August 12th, 2014 | Articles,Latest News | No Comments »

 Why rating agency S&P is taking  a more cautious look at Canada’s  big banks   By The Canadian Press   TORONTO – Ratings agency S&P has downgraded Canada’s biggest banks to “negative” over concerns about the federal government’s stance on  more…