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Jul

Toronto and Vancouver Top-Tier Housing markets Headed in Opposite directions: Sotheby’s

Toronto And Vancouver Top-Tier Housing Markets Headed In Opposite Directions: Sotheby’s Daniel Tencer,HuffPost Canada July 10 2018 The top-tier housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver are headed in opposite directions, with fear driving Vancouver’s market lower even as optimism returns to Toronto’s market, according to Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. The real estate agency released a new report Tuesday looking at

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6
Jun

Generation X is stretched beyond their financial limits and struggling to save for retirement

Generation X is ‘stretched beyond their financial limits’ and struggling to save for retirement Members of Generation X (aged 37 to 52) are finding it hard to save, and the tighter timeline is causing them stress, a Franklin Templeton report find Jonathan Chevreau May 11, 2018   Given that more than one in four millennials still live with their parents

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30
May

The World’s working-age population is set for a slowdown-here’s what that could mean for the global economy

The world’s working-age population is set for a slowdown — here’s what that could mean for the global economy Gina Heeb, Business Insider Economists predict global population growth will slow over the next few decades.Some think that could translate to a fall in worldwide output. But others have argued that automation will be able to offset a declining workforce. ________________________________________

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10
May

Bank of Canada raises key metric used to determine mortgage eligibility

Bank of Canada raises key metric used to determine mortgage eligibility The central bank qualifying rate is separate from the actual mortgage rates offered by banks to borrowers, but is used to assess homebuyers who are seeking loans Armina Ligaya  The Canadian Press May 9, 2018 The bar is now higher for homebuyers to qualify for mortgages in Canada after

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20
Feb

10 things every first-time homebuyer should know

10 things every first-time homebuyer should know Finances aren’t the only consideration Sept. 1, 2017 The Star The key issue for first-time buyers is how much they have to put down and what price point is affordable. But there are other important considerations when you’re making that all-important first home purchase. Tara Kelly, marketing manager of Mattamy Homes’ GTA division

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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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