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September 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Real Estate Insider™       Volume 2, Issue 9 The Real Estate Investment Network Ltd. Do Real Estate Investors Need a Family Trust? When you’re in the early stages of building your real estate portfolio, odds are you have asked yourself about creating a family trust. When the time comes for assets to […]

TD Economics

June 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Bank of Canada leaves rates unchanged, acknowledges heightened risks globally, but still hints higher rates to come

Introducing BetterBox

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

What is BetterBox? BetterBox is the convenient, cost effective, eco-friendly, and stress-free alternative to cardboard boxes. We deliver plastic moving boxes to the clients door and pick them up from their new home when they are done! BetterBoxes vs. Cardboard BetterBoxes are: 1. Stackable 2. Durable 3. Convenient 4. Cost-Effective 5. Eco-Friendly How does it work? […]

Hamilton has turned the corner, says Bratina

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

BRATINA Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina believes Hamilton’s defining characteristic is now one of ‘opportunity’. John Rennison/The Hamilton Spectator Mayor Bob Bratina believes Hamilton’s defining characteristic is now one of “opportunity.”  He painted a picture at the Chamber of Commerce annual mayor’s breakfast Monday of a Hamilton overflowing with promise and prosperity. “The economy of Hamilton […]

Canadian Home Sales Pick Up in September

October 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2011 /CNW/ – According to statistics1 released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national resale housing activity picked up in September 2011.

Speaking of Money….It’s Financial Planning Week

October 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2011 /CNW/ – October 17-23 is Canada’s third annual Financial Planning Week and as part of its campaign to get more Canadians engaged in their financial wellbeing, Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC®) hit the streets to hear what Canadians are saying about money.

Government Housing Policies are Adding to Risks for the Economy

October 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2011 /CNW/ – A report by noted housing economist Will Dunning, entitled Restricted Land Supply and Rising Housing Costs in the GTA, concludes that government-imposed costs and constraints on land supply have caused both the prices of new housing and the level of economic risk to rise.

The Four Types of Mortgage Products

September 27, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

When purchasing real estate in the Hamilton area it’s important to consider your mortgage options.  Although there are specialty products available in the mortgage market like Interest Only mortgages and Balloon Payment Mortgages, the majority of homeowners opt for one of these four mortgage options: A fixed rate, a variable rate, a conventional or a […]

The mortgage pre-approval

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Are you looking to own real estate in Hamilton?  Getting a pre-approval from a lender makes it easier for you to find the home you want within your price range. However, getting pre-approved does not guarantee you’ll get the mortgage. It is simply a certificate saying that through a quick calculation of your finances, the […]

Home ownership benefits retirees

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A recent study released by StatsCan found that purchasing a home is a wise choice as an investment for retirement. The study, which studied the years between 1969 and 2006, concluded that home ownership made a significant and rising contribution to household finances for retirement-age households. According to the report, Study: Incomes from owner-occupied housing […]

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