Archive for October, 2009

The Province October 29, 2009 Question: What effect will the HST have on a house buyer’s decision making? The HST will mean higher final costs for some new home buyers, namely those purchasing more expensive new homes. The final impact, however, will not be as large as the additional 7% provincial portion of the HST. […]

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Mark’s Client Got Exactly What She Deserved – And It Could Happen To You Next! You Might Be Surprised When You Find Out! You may know someone that has done exactly this? She thought about it long and hard. Well, she got what she deserved – A 14% return on her savings secured by real […]

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I’m sure your parents or grandparents have told you a story about buying their first home for around $25,000 with a ridiculous mortgage payment of $96 per month or something like that. And how they struggled to wrap their mind around those outrageously high prices. It was so far out of their comfort zone. I’m […]

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TAX DEDUCTIBLE MORTGAGE Today you are going to learn how to re-engineer the way you deal with your house mortgage. When you implement the strategy you are about to discover, it will cause the taxman to send you tax refund cheques, big ones, each year until you die at age 130. Have you ever wondered […]

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You’re Smart, Does That Make Your Banker Dumb? Here’s a quick note to let you know how I can help you or anyone you might introduce to me. Mike owns a business, so he knows that it pays to keep his taxable income as low as possible. That makes him a smart business person. But […]

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8, Oct
2009

How Amazing is this. T-Pain makes Obama’s health care sound SOOO sweet : )

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Existing homes in the Greater Vancouver area lost a whopping third of their value between October 2008 ($658,000) and April 2009 ($436,000). To put this in historical context, note that prices doubled between 2003 and 2008. So while quite dramatic, the price correction still left prices nearly 40% higher than in 2003. As a result, […]

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Real estate comes roaring back The performance of Canada’s real estate markets during the economic downturn has been remarkable. In the second half of 2008, there was a dramatic pullback in sales that led to a retreat in prices. However, the weakness proved surprisingly short lived. By the Spring of 2009, there were already signs […]

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