Monthly Archives: December 2012

Real Estate’s “Loose Ends” Are Expensive

Loose ends can unravel good intentions and well-laid plans. Compound this vulnerability with uncertain times, and you’ll hear a lot of “if only I’d…” from those stricken with hindsight clarity. “Loose ends” result from procrastination, unfinished projects, incomplete research, or … Read More »

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Landlords: 12 Proven Strategies for Avoiding Nonpayment and Other Nightmares

For private landlords expecting to earn rental income and qualify for rental tax advantages, a tenant NOT paying rent can be a nightmare. Strategy #1: Establish budgets and profit projections based on 70 to 80 percent of potential rental income, … Read More »

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Tips For First-Time Canadian Home Owners

Since 2008, the Canadian Finance Ministry has tightened the rules for government-backed mortgages four times. The most recent changes, in July 2012, hurt first-time homebuyers the most, because it made it tougher for them to qualify for a mortgage. The … Read More »

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