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First Time Home Buyer Incentive from the Government

On July 10, 2019, Jean-Yves Duclos, Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced the new First-Time Home Buyer Incentive. We’ve heard that there may be some misinformation being distributed among REALTORS®, and so we have compiled a detailed list of criteria and conditions for this new Incentive, which can be found below. The Federal…

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Will traditional real estate agents be obsolete by 2025?

Some arguments do make sense. But you have to be careful of viewpoints, intentions, and realities. In this interesting email I just received from PropertyGuys.com, a leading FSBO company, I found it difficult to argue with some of the valid points. However, one needs to remember that most modern real estate agents aren’t sitting on…

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Income Splitting your Real Estate Portfolio

These are the new rules implemented by Bill Morneau and Justin Trudeau in the last couple of years. When they first introduced these rules to the public, there was a huge outcry from the small business community. They had since made some amendments and now these new tax rules are in effect. more Thanks to…

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Turning Student Homes into Senior's Residences

College students and twenty-somethings aren’t the only people looking for a roommate. A Barrie property management company is now offering up shared housing for seniors. “I thought I would give it a shot, and see what happened,” says Anna Moore, the president of AMR Group. .more

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