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Not just a vacation: Why Canadians are buying in Turks and Caicos

If you're looking to invest overseas, Turks and Caicos Islands boast some of the best financial and vacation-like benefits.

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Making the most of the changing vacation investment industry

In the past, the ability to make good money in vacation investments was not always available to the average investor. Now, things are changing.

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Bank of Canada includes housing concerns among financial systems risks

In a recent systems review from BoC, there is an increasing number of people at risk of financial vulnerability which could further affect the Canadian economy.

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New tool lets landlords ‘bank check’ prospective tenants

Landlords now have a more efficient way of determining renter suitability with this new tool called Rentify. Here's what the CTO and co-founder has to say.

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Careful what you wish for: rate hikes aren’t the answer

A poll conducted last month revealed interest rates will cool the housing market, but that's not all that will happen. Here's what experts have to say on the matter.

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Canada’s second-fastest growing city is a bull market

“In February 2020 from a month earlier, we saw numbers that were unprecedented with serious growth and a market that was still moving very quickly."

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Skilled trades shortage could undermine home construction in Ontario

Between 2021 and 2030, it’s anticipated Ontario will need 1,378 new certified bricklayers but only 545 are expected to complete their training and 3,630 new welders in the same period but only 610 are expected to become certified.

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Stress test changes take effect today, but don’t worry

There are ways to avoid the stresses of the new stress test qualifications that were introduced. This expert is recommending using alternative mortgage lenders.

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Tax breaks for innovation are a neglected route to growth in the real estate sector

SR&ED is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The key is recognizing how to qualify.

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Will paying rent with cryptocurrencies catch on?

Vancouver-based rental platform liv.rent is accepting Bitcoin rent payments, the company just announced, with landlords receiving funds in Canadian dollars.

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June 11-13 conference teaches agents how to be top-10 in their city

Are you a real estate agent looking to improve your marketing tactics? Learn more during this virtual conference hosted by Craig Proctor from June 11-13.

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Inspired by Asia, industrial facilities are evolving

Stacked industrial facilities optimize square footage while tightening the reins on construction budgets. Here's what Ilya TIhanenoks, a broker and associate vice president of CBRE Vancouver, has to say on the matter.

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Why the mortgage stress test is bad news for renters

The stress test, implemented by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, will raise the floor rate to 5.25% from 4.79% where it is now.

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