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Case Study: 5 Lessons Learned From Lily Buying a Pre-Construction Detached Home

I guess I wrote a somewhat controversial blog post last week, causing a few comments on the Facebook. For the parents out there with young kids, I want to make this point clear – I am not opposed to free daycare.   I have two young…
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6 Tax Tips That Flippers or Renovators Should Not Miss

With the 1 million immigrants coming to Canada in the next 3 years (historically about 40% come to Ontario), it’s almost inevitable that we'll have housing shortages and crazy rental increases. It’s basic economic principal – supply…
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Can Deducting Home Office Expense Affect Principal Residence Exemption?

I was at the Archangel Summit this past Saturday.  For those of you who don’t know about Archangel Summit, it is an event everyone should go to.  😊 It’s the 2nd year I participated in this event.  Last year was great, but this…

Another Court Case of Principal Residence Exemption Gone Wrong

Recently, we’ve got friends and families approaching us for advice on real estate investing. One of our closest relatives, a couple of two high income individuals each earning over 6 figures, asked us where they could go next. They currently…
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How to Deduct Home Office Expenses for the Self-Employed

(Our last group workout at Radix Performance in Oakville. Source.) A few of my friends become first time moms recently. Being a new mom is not easy. Your body has to heal. You have to learn to breastfeed and you now have another life…
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New Residential Housing Rebates: You May Lose Them in These 4 Common Scenarios

On this past Election Day, I ended the 6 week fitness challenge at our gym. We did a few workouts and achieved all our personal records on certain lifts. I did 185lbs deadlift x 3 reps (never had I done this weight before, let alone…

Important News For People Who Are Claiming Principal Residence Exemption

As a child who grew up in Hong Kong, we never really celebrated Halloween. I did go to a couple of haunted houses as a teenager in Toronto, but we never really went out trick-or-treating. It was the first time I crafted a pumpkin last…
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4 Recent Tax Updates That Would Affect Principal Residence Deduction

It’s getting cold. Before it gets to freezing cold, we took our kids to a nearby farm to pick apples this past weekend. As we parked our car to enter the farm, we saw two bus loads of Chinese tourists entering the farm. I don’t…
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Why Foreign Buyers Shouldn’t be Blamed for Rising Housing Prices

3 reps of 155lbs deadlifts! :) If you don’t know what deadlifts are, I’ve attached my own pictures here for your reference. :) (You can probably see that I was biting my lips for my final lift.) Honestly, 155lbs in the lifting world…
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Principal Residence Exemption - Part 2: Sheltering Capital Gain When Building on Vacant Land

Hello fellow real estate investors, A lot of us have thought about building our dream home. Some of us have even taken this grand plan into action. But only a few recognize the tax impact on building your home on a piece of vacant land. To…