Farmland Tax

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By |2019-05-26T19:36:57-07:00December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Hot Tip|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Alberta – now is the time for low-ball offers

We have always like Calgary and Edmonton and in my newsletter we recommend buying there again – but not yet! A close look at the two cities shows both condo markets are holding up, perhaps surprisingly, well, but there are marked differences. Here is a look at the Calgary and Edmonton condo markets as of

By |2019-05-29T19:50:44-07:00September 10th, 2016|Categories: Hot Tip|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Island living? The summer is the worst time to buy island property

Recreational island investing … often it is better to poke yourself with a sharp stick in the behind. 8 reasons why you have to be very careful: Things to do – why you should be doubly careful when investing In Your Island in the Sun We forget that islands take ferries (some take 3 ferries) Building at waterfront could be impossible (can no longer

Old low rise apartment buildings are the ticket

Old, low-rise rental apartment buildings in New Westminster are now selling for around $160,000 per door and for upwards of $440,000 per door in Burnaby’s Metrotown! But, prices are also rising in Surrey, Langley and as far out as Abbotsford as the blast radius from Vancouver’s multi-family boom continues to spread. The big mover is Burnaby, because the city

Many strata councils are  voting “no tenants allowed”

You are reducing the value of your condo! When time comes to sell you take out about 50% of the buyers that want to buy for investment. Many condo councils are voting out tenants (you then can only rent to family members) and yes they can do that! The idea seems to be that tenants are problems. Actually

By |2019-04-23T08:37:59-07:00March 12th, 2016|Categories: Hot Tip|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Hamilton as affordable as Singapore? Vancouver third least affordable? Nonsense!

Vancouver is not the second least affordable place on the planet to buy a home, not even close, according to researcher and blogger Ng Weng Hoong ( who has lashed out at the “urban myths” surrounding Vancouver’s housing market which he says a spoon-fed media continually parrots. Hoong says the media relies on the annual Demographia survey. Its 2016 report was released

Hong Kong is Crashing?

A sharp reversal in Hong Kong home sales. Condos down 20%. Some panic selling (South China Morning Post). Further, the local Centaline Property Agency estimates that total Hong Kong property transactions in January were the worst month since 1991, when it started compiling monthly figures. In other words, the biggest drop in recorded history! A sale of a big condo

By |2019-05-29T19:42:23-07:00February 29th, 2016|Categories: Hot Tip|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments


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