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Category: Real Estate (8 posts)

Moving for work? Don’t forget to claim your moving expenses

Moving for work? Don’t forget to claim your moving expenses

June 8, 2023 | Posted by: Brie Robertson

So long Ontario and BC… Alberta and Atlantic Canada are luring Millennials and Gen Zs in record numbers, with that rare combination of good job prospects and, with home prices that are still wi ...

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Understanding CRA Reporting Rules for Property Sales – Including Your Principal Residence

Understanding CRA Reporting Rules for Property Sales – Including Your Principal Residence

June 2, 2023 | Posted by: Brie Robertson

This article is for information purposes only and is not intended as tax advice. We recommend you consult a recognized and accredited tax professional if your situation warrants it.  Real estate ...

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Going through a separation or divorce? Your home can be the asset that gives both partners a fresh start.

Going through a separation or divorce? Your home can be the asset that gives both partners a fresh start.

April 13, 2021 | Posted by: Brie Robertson

If you have a final separation agreement, then talk to your mortgage broker about how the value in your home and the power of your mortgage can help you both move forward on firm footing. Your broker ...

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Buying a fixer upper? Protect yourself from “sink or swim” renovations!

Buying a fixer upper? Protect yourself from “sink or swim” renovations!

June 9, 2020 | Posted by: Brie Robertson

So you’re one of those buyers who absolutely loves older homes: the character, the unique architecture, the settled neighbourhood… and maybe the great value. But even older homes with &ld ...

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Smooth move! Nine tips to survive the buy/sell

Smooth move! Nine tips to survive the buy/sell

January 22, 2020 | Posted by: Brie Robertson

So there’s a move in your future. It can be a stressful juggling act: selling one home, buying another. We deal with this all the time, and have some tips for making a smooth move through these ...

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Homeownership Trend - Buying With A Friend

Homeownership Trend - Buying With A Friend

March 6, 2019 | Posted by: Brie Robertson

An interesting new homebuying trend emerging among millennials is home purchases that are completed with a friend. It’s a creative solution to the housing market given tough qualifying rules and ...

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The Benefits of Investing in Income Producing Properties

The Benefits of Investing in Income Producing Properties

February 25, 2019 | Posted by: Brie Robertson

Making money in any real estate venture is a difficult task, and many people don't have the skills (or the stomach) for flipping houses. An alternative to this intrinsically risky activity is to purch ...

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4 Hidden Problems That Could Be Hurting Your Home Sale

4 Hidden Problems That Could Be Hurting Your Home Sale

February 8, 2019 | Posted by: Brie Robertson

One of the biggest fears that home sellers have is that their property will end up on the real estate market for months on end. This is a nightmare for a number of reasons. First of all, having your h ...

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