Archive for May, 2009

Thomas Sowell on how government policies made the US housing crisis possible. Thomas Sowell, prolific public intellectual and the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is one of America’s greatest economic thinkers and educators. Senior Editor Brian Doherty interviewed Sowell earlier this week about the book, the crisis, and the government’s […]

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RRSP Home Buyers Plan What is the HBP? The RRSP Home Buyers Plan (“HBP”) is a federal government program that allows first time home buyers to currently withdraw up to $25,000.00 (the “Contribution”) from their RRSP to use in the purchase of their first home. To qualify as a first time home buyer, the buyer […]

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May Market Update In February, I noted that the current market was ripe for First-Time Buyers and Move-Up Buyers to jump in. With the recent market turn-around, particularly in the lower-end, I’m happy to report that it seems as though those First-Time Buyers have, in fact, jumped back into the marketplace. With softening prices and […]

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