One of the most common questions I am asked lately – “Is the bubble going to burst?” Or I hear, “We are in a Real estate bubble and it’s getting close to popping”. While prices have had a steady increase across the nation over the last 14 months, I don’t believe we are in a Real estate bubble. Here are a few factors that make this market unique. … More This is not a Real Estate Bubble
Over the last 16 months, Covid-19 has impacted many aspects of our lives, including our wallets. Canadians and Canadian homeowners are showing their strongest financial fitness in history, and have indicated that Covid helped them save and buy their home sooner than expected. … More First time Home Buyers Survey
You’ve met with a Realtor to establish your criteria, budget and timeframe. Now it’s time to shop – you spend incredible amounts of time and energy browsing properties online and in person. Maybe you make offers on a few different properties and finally, you successfully purchase a home. What’s missing in this scenario? What else should you consider when you are purchasing a home? A meeting with your Certified Financial Planner. … More What should you consider when you’re purchasing a home?
The spring buying season is back! Here are a few reasons to consider putting your home on the market sooner rather than later.
… More 5 Reasons to Sell your home this Spring
Real estate is a hot commodity, and 97% of homeowners say they are happy with their purchase. Here’s why you’ll want to prioritize real estate in your portfolio!
… More Real Estate and Your Wealth
With financial focus, one of the main things to get a good understanding is how to reduce your debt so that you are putting more money in your pocket instead of paying more interest to creditors. Between the mortgage, student loans and credit cards, paying off debt can feel impossible — but there is a better way to get these debts reduced and paid off.
… More Financial Focus – Methods to reducing Debt
personal savings in Canada averaged 7.76 percent from 1961 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 28.20 percent in the second quarter of 2020, during the pandemic. Have your savings increased in the past year? Whether you’re saving for retirement, a down payment on a home, or your kids’ higher education, these five strategies will help get your funds to where they need to be. … More Five (5) Strategies to Reach Your FINANCIAL GOALS
This new normal definitely puts a lot of added stress on everyone. During times like these we need to make sure that we are there to support one another, in some way as everyone is struggling. At times like these, when there’s a lot we can’t control, let’s try to focus on what we do have power over – our outlook.
Stay positive. Stay safe, and stay home! … More Special Resources for Finance, Family, Fun, and Real Estate
There is never a lack of individuals trying to take advantage of vulnerable and trusting people. Unfortunately, during times like these, these scammers also learn to adapt according to what’s happening in the community, or economy we are adjusting to. Recently, a couple of scams surrounding COVID-19 have already been reported and more could pop up in the upcoming weeks. … More HOW TO IDENTIFY A SCAM
Check out some significant changes that may affect your tax returns for 2019 and 2020 in this Tip Tuesday article … More Are you ready for Tax Time?