Monthly Archives: June 2012

It’s My Neighbourhood, But Who’s in Charge?

Established urban character neighbourhoods are under attack by “pop-up” developers and renovators haphazardly operating independently and in competition with others. They’re intent on building as many cookie-cutter houses as they can to quickly rake in top dollars in a hot … Read More »

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Tyson and Herman with 10 Tips for Home Buyers

If you are a new homebuyer or are considering taking the plunge, a recent radio broadcast on the “Eye on Real Estate with Dottie Herman” show can provide some important insight. Host Dottie Herman, Prudential Douglas Elliman’s CEO and President, … Read More »

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We’re Getting The Message About Debt

For the last few years, the Bank of Canada and the federal finance minister have been constantly reminding Canadians that household debt levels have hit a record high. The decade-long housing boom, fuelled by the lowest mortgage interest rates ever, … Read More »

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Making Cents of Mixed Messages

Professional financial forecasters find it hard to rely on themselves, so what are the rest of us to do? Early this spring, the Bank of Canada led the call for interest rate increases, but a few months later, it’s holding … Read More »

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Canadians Renovate to Increase Home Value

Although renovation contractors are busy and expecting lots of work in the coming years, rising household debt has some homeowners scaling back on their renovation plans, according to a report by BMO Financial Group. It says consumers are “becoming more … Read More »

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Facebook IPO Reminds Us Not Enough Has Changed

Facebook’s recent IPO reminds us that a lot has happened, but not much has changed – especially where money is involved. Facebook ranks high among the social media that have changed the way we think about staying in touch, but … Read More »

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