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6 Little Known Facts About Structuring Joint Venture Deal in Real Estate

Back to school week! My daughter is in Junior Kindergarten this year. Since she had been in half day daycare five days a week last year, I didn’t expect to get emotional when she’s off to the full-day kindergarten on Tuesday. I…
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Ontario Landlord Watch Conference & 3 Common HST Scenarios When Building a New House

Today, I got the opportunity to speak to Kayla, the founder of a group called Ontario Landlord Watch. She has started Ontario Landlord Watch initiative since 2010, acting as a voice to our government advocating fairness among landlords…
Flipping house
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Here’s How to Keep More Money Even When Flips Went Wrong

My kids and I have a night time routine before they go to sleep. As part of the routine, I ask them what they are thankful for every night before I put them down to sleep, hoping that this little habit will prepare them to be grateful for…
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5 HST Planning Tips for Developers and Builders

This summer has been tough. A close client passed away suddenly at the age of 52, leaving his wife, his children, his family, friends and JV partners all in shock. At the visitation of his funeral, packed with his friends and families,…
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Greatness Begins Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Toronto Raptors traded DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio Spurs. ☹ DeMar DeRozan, who’s the Mr. Toronto, was the best player in the history of Raptors. Unlike any other players, he did not interview other teams when his contract ended with…
Canadian Real Estate
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The Secret of Understanding Canadian Real Estate Market

A single parking space in Hong Kong has sold for $765,000 according to this Toronto Star article. $765K Canadian Dollars! My parents bought a couple of parking spots in Hong Kong for self-use for $367K late last year. Of course, my…
buying Pre-construction Homes
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Case Study Follow Up: 5 Lessons Learned from Lily Buying MULTIPLE Pre-construction Homes

This is a special week for our family. We got to celebrate Fathers day with my father-in-law. We got to welcome the family of Sharmein, who’s our kids’ nanny, to our house. They arrived Tuesday evening. Sharmein understandably…
UNPAID TAXES
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5 Lessons Learned From $600 Million Unpaid Taxes

I hope everyone had a great May long weekend. We spent our weekend at one of our favourite cousin's wedding. My kids were the ring bearer and flower girl. They had never been to a wedding before, let alone being part of the party.…
3 Investment Tips Every Real Estate Investor Can Benefit From
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3 Investment Tips Every Real Estate Investor Can Benefit From

This past week went by fast. It was a fun filling weekend with my mom and my family. We took the kids to a Pirate show downtown Toronto. We even got my mom, who's usually serious, to dress up! My mom is my superhero. She's inspired me…
Tax Questions
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6 Common Tax Questions Asked by Top 200 Realtors & Investors

Happy Mother's day to all of you. It's a special year this year. I finally got to spend my mother's day with my mom, the superhero in my life. 😊 She's in town to visit for a week, spending some quality time with us and enjoying…