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The Quickest and Easiest Guide to Understand 2019 Federal Budget for Real Estate Investors

I walked into a Rogers store this week looking for a new phone.  I had been using Blackberry KeyOne for the last year and a half.  The phone is still great, but it just doesn’t give me much flexibility doing videos. I searched…
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Why I Learned from My Mistake (And Maybe You Should Too)

I made a mistake. It’s sad but I made a mistake.  It was the last week of November. In a week or so, our family would be going on vacation in the south. Canadian winter is hard to predict.  Sometimes, you get snow in…
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The Ugly Truth About CRA HST New Housing Rebates

My dad, being the grandpa, hadn’t seen my kids for years, until last month. My kids are just three and four years old, and they don’t know any better.  When we go shopping at a store, they generally don’t ask to get anything. When…
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4 Simple Ways to Solve the Canadian Housing Issue

A few months ago, I saw a piece of artwork at Queens Quay park.  The artist was expressing the ideal of “everyone is entitled to have a place to live” through this art piece. Erwin and I are currently in Hong Kong with the kids. Yep,…
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One Tip on Startup & 5 Tax Considerations Buying a place for University Kids

We are back at the Realtor Quest this year. This is our third year at the event. It's always interesting to meet a few familiar faces and so many new faces. One realtor that I spoke with last year came up to say hi to me. He thanked…
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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…