Buying a condo in 2015

A few key concerns to consider when buying a condo in Canada http://www.moneysense.ca/columns/buying-a-condo-in-2015/ Here are some quotes from an analytical article from Money Sense. “Everyone is trying to predict whether or not Canada’s housing market will glide into a soft landing or flat-out crash in 2015—and condos continue to spark the biggest debate. That’s because […]

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Useful Sites for Real Estate Investing: www.walkscore.com

It is often said that the three most important factors in determining the desirability of a property are “location, location, location”. Factors like Walkability and public transit certainly contribute to that desirability and value of a property. These factors are more relevant if you are investing in rental properties for cash flow in places like […]

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Useful Sites for Real Estate Investing: http://www.landlordselfhelp.com

This site proclaims as a non-profit community legal clinic which supports Ontario’s small-scale landlord community exclusively. This site offers information on a variety of topics related to residential rental relationships in Ontario and is geared toward the needs of small-scale landlords. It also provides summary advice and referrals. Here’s a sample, how useful the information and […]

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Useful sites for Real Estate Investing: 1. http://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca

If you are thinking of investing in real estate in Toronto or anywhere else in Canada this is one of the sites that can help you to do some preliminary research. It offers all real estate related news, views and analysis. On major cities or neighbourhoods, this site offers information on the current median prices. […]

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Real(i)ty Townhomes in Toronto!

Toronto Real Estate Board released April resale housing figures 10 days ago. It appears that townhouses have become the new go-to housing for those priced out of the detached market. Sale of townhomes climbed above 20 per cent. Now the average sale price of a townhouse is $551,231 in Toronto (up 10.3 per cent year […]

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Self-Made 400 Billionaires — Forbes

In 1984, less than half of people on The Forbes 400 were self-made; in 2014, 69% of the 400 created their own fortunes. Here are 11 Ways to Become a Billionaire, based on 2013 Self-made Forbes 400 billionaires survey. In 2013, 273 of 400 scrapped their way onto the list through their own efforts (details […]

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Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Investment Property

Not every mistake in a real estate transaction can be reversed.  Investing in an investment property is a business decision.  From the beginning to end all decisions must be based on numbers only and not on emotions. At present mortgage rates are at a new low. And there’s a shortage of rental homes. Is it […]

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21 Things That Young Adults Absolutely Need to Know About Money by Dr. Barbara O’Neill

I teach a three credit course called Personal Finance at Rutgers University. Unfortunately only a small fraction of students at Rutgers and other universities receive any formal education in money management. Below are “cliffs notes” for those who leave school without learning about personal finance. Budgeting 1. Create a Spending Plan (Budget) Track your monthly income […]

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500 of the Top Interview Questions And Answers By Nelson Wang LinkedIn

I remember when I did my first job interview, I was excited about the opportunity to showcase my talent and work ethic. Instead, I was nervous, slow to answer questions and not charismatic at all. In hindsight, I wish someone gave me a pamphlet of the most common interview questions and answers to help me […]

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How to turn your mortgage into a tax advantage

With some careful structuring, Canadians can actually take advantage of preferential interest rates available to them by leveraging their homes, while at the same time obtaining a tax advantage. If you ask how, read this Financial Post http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/mortgages-real-estate/how-to-turn-your-mortgage-into-a-tax-advantage

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