Yearly Archives: 2012

Giving Back – changing lives in a simple little way

Giving Back – Charities Update Once again, it’s that time of year when we all are rushing around to prepare for this festive season with so much to do and so little time. I know we all come from different backgrounds, ethnicities religions, etc. but one thing in common we all have is that we more »
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Canadian Mortgage Trends for 2013 Investors need to know

In my last newsletter, we discussed how the changes to the rules and policies for Canadian mortgages and bank lending guidelines are making it more difficult for real estate investors to obtain mortgages. This month, I want to follow up and provide my thoughts on Canadian Mortgage Trends for 2013.
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Contrarian Real Estate Investing. Is it for You?

There is a benefit to being a contrarian when it comes to investing in real estate. Understanding the dynamics of the current market conditions will help you not be a part of the "herd" and take advantage of situations others may not see till it's too late.
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Active vs. Passive Real Estate Investing: Which one is better?

Active vs. Passive Real Estate Investing: Which one is better? Real success in real estate investing is shaped by the level of commitment for sourcing, purchasing and managing the process to reach a specific investing goal.   In my experience, whether you choose to be an active or passive real estate investor is based on one more »
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Our Dream Maui Vacation Condo

Recently, I just returned from our marathon to close on our ocean/beach front condo in The Hololani in West Maui. It truly is our dream Maui Vacation  Condo. I am convinced that there is no way we could have done this on our own. We hear about the importance of creating a good team of more »
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BC’s Top 28 Grants and Rebates for Property Buyers and Owners

BC’s Top 28 Grants and Rebates for Property Buyers and Owners for 2012 is reproduced from Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver April 5, 2012 1. Home Buyers’ Plan Qualifying home buyers can withdraw up to $25,000 (couples can withdraw up to $50,000) from their RRSPs for a down payment. Home buyers who have repaid more »
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