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27
Nov

Pay down these 3 debts now to save your retirement

Pay down these 3 debts now to save your retirement Katie Young, CNBC If you’re about to retire, the last thing you need is a lot of bills. Over the past 30 years, American families have taken on increasing amounts of debt, even as incomes failed to keep pace. About 80 percent of American households now have some form of

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3
Nov

Identity theft Alert: how mortgage fraudsters left this Canadian with a bank lien on her $1M+plus property

Identity theft alert: How mortgage fraudsters left this Canadian with a bank lien on her $1M+plus property If a group of fraudsters are working 50 or even a 100 names at a time in a loan scam, and they are successful in 20 or even 10 per cent of the cases, “it is highly, highly lucrative” Lukrezia Buzanic has lived

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24
Oct

How to turn social media engagement into real sales

How to turn social media engagement into real sales Social media is great for audience engagement and brand awareness, but it takes a special touch to translate buzz into revenue Sep 14, 2017 Pictures of organic onesies and teeny-tiny Chuck Taylors draw plenty of “likes” on Instagram, Alyssa Kerbel has found. But the CEO of Toronto-based clothing retailer Mini Mioche

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16
Oct

A down payment with a catch: you have to give up the spare bedroom

A down payment with a catch: you have to give up the spare bedroom Loftium startup gives buyers money for purchase, takes share of your Airbnb rental “If only we had the down payment” may be one of the most frequent complaints among aspiring homebuyers everywhere. Yifan Zhang, a 29-year-old entrepreneur who often hears this lament among her friends, has

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6
Oct

What your real estate agent has to tell you about your home’s past

What your real estate agent has to tell you about your home’s past Michael Shulman,Yahoo Finance Canada   Just over 22 years ago, Paul Bernardo was convicted of the kidnap, rape and murder of teenagers Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy. Those horrific crimes took place in a small pink home on 57 Bayview Drive, in St. Catharines, Ont. Later, the

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14
Sep

5 best tips for sales people

5 Best Tips For Salespeople by Gary Vaynerchuk  Sept 6 2017 I guess what I want to really drill home is I just don’t understand how in 2017 people don’t realize that if they’re not producing written content, audio, or video for these 15 platforms, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Medium, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. I

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7
Sep

big banks hike prime rates after bank of Canada tightens monetary policy

Big banks hike prime rates after Bank of Canada tightens monetary policy CBC In the wake of the Bank of Canada’s move Wednesday to boost a key interest rate, Canada’s big banks have boosted their prime rates. RBC was first off the mark, followed quickly by the others, raising their prime rates to 3.2 per cent from 2.95 per cent, where they had

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21
Aug

Boomers holding tight, not moving into retirement homes until their 80’s

Boomers holding tight, not moving into retirement homes until their 80s: report Not so fast. Canadian seniors are a long way from ready for retirement homes. Only a small percentage of younger seniors are opting for some type institutional setting but a tsunami is coming when they hit 80. Millennials hoping for a break in the housing market as seniors

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8
Aug

Canada’s cooling experiment

Canada’s cooling experiment One year ago, a foreign-buyers tax went into effect in Metro Vancouver. A flurry of housing reform has followed, designed to tame Canada’s frothy markets. Have the moves succeeded? Janet McFarland reports on the aftermath and what’s ahead Canada’s housing sector has been whipsawed by policy changes over the past year as governments have tried to cool overheated

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31
Jul

How about trying on a home for a few days, just to see if it fits?

How about trying on a home for a few days, just to see if it fits?   Will we need that real estate agent and mortgage broker in the future? New technology will let you buy your house virtually and even ‘try it on’ for a few days The traditional face-to-face approach of real estate agents and mortgage brokers is

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