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Pre-construction real estate risk and rewards
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Recently I sat down with Daniel Char, a mortgage broker who helps real estate buyers get mortgage financing. We talked about a lot of things that home buyers should be aware of, including some risks and rewards of buying pre-construction … Continue reading

New first time home buyer incentive
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Earlier this year, Trudeau’s federal budget for 2019 outlined a new incentive to help first time homebuyers buy their first home that he called a “shared equity mortgage”. It’s effectively an interest free loan from the federal government for eligible … Continue reading

Tourists and US gun ranges
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
It can be tempting to go to a gun range in the US and shoot some guns, especially fully automatic weapons such as machine guns which are prohibited in Canada. Gun ranges near Las Vegas cater especially to the tourist … Continue reading

Police can search smartphone without a warrant on arrest
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Smartphones today hold our entire digital lives. Not only do they hold our intimate emails and text messages, but much more importantly our smartphones also contains apps such as Dropbox and OneDrive which are already logged in and allows access … Continue reading

Supplementary tax bill for new house or condo
Friday, April 4, 2014
A new house or condo can be very exciting. If you’re a first time homebuyer as well, that’s doubly exciting. But as an owner of a new house or condo, there are also special challenges as well. One of the … Continue reading

Don’t sign a new cell phone contract until Dec 2, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
In a consumer-friendly move, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released some new rules today governing new cell phone contracts. The new rules will apply to new cell phone contracts that start on December 2, 2013. In particular, the … Continue reading


Last updated on February 03, 2017.