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How to Report Gain from Property Sale the Right Way Part 2

I just received a couple of emails from clients telling us that they got their CEBA loan approved.   CEBA loan application deadline has been extended to October 31.   It’s always heartwarming to see clients’…
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How to Report Gain from Property Sale the Right Way Part 1

Hope you guys enjoyed the last weekend of August.   It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the middle of September and my kids are expected to go back to school next week.  We managed to spend the last weekend hanging…
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4 Reasons Why You Should Set Up a Will Now to Protect Your Love Ones

Life is all about perspective.  Yesterday, I got 4 back to back calls from my tenant in Toronto, while I was having my best round at golf this year.  The last time I got 4 back to back calls from this tenant, it was about how…
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Smith Manoeuvre: How to Turn Primary Home Mortgage Interest Tax Deductible the RIGHT WAY

A couple of clients recently asked us about Smith Manoeuvre, I would use today’s post to share with you how it’s done and how it can increase your tax deduction.  Step 1:  Get a re-advanceable mortgage on your primary residence/personal…
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CEBA Application Deadline Coming Up & Tax Payable Deadline Extended

First and foremost, thank you so much for all your emails about Bruce.  He’s home now and his left cheek goes back to normal. He was admitted to the hospital this past Sunday.  A minor fall caused an infection on his left…
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Selling a Property at a Discount to Your Kids Can Cause Double Taxation

It was a fun and interesting week last week.   We originally planned to go up north, and spend some time at our friend’s cottage.  Things changed last minute and we cancelled our trip.  Since I had the entire…
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Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Capital Gain Tax

One of the most common misconceptions is how we calculate capital gain tax on sales of property.  Many real estate investors would estimate their taxes on a cash flow basis: Net sales proceeds – mortgage balance This may…
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What Every Real Estate Investor Ought to Know About Trust Agreement & Beneficial Ownership

Erwin and I have scheduled date nights weekly.  It’s not easy to commit to these dates regularly.   Putting it in our schedule is one thing, making time for each other and going on a real date is a different thing…
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How to Deduct Carrying Cost of Vacant Property the RIGHT way

Last week, I discussed the process of applying for the CEBA loan under the expanded criteria.  I also got a chance to be interviewed by one of the best real estate coaches, best-selling author, Russell Wescott, aka the JV Jedi.   We…
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Tips on How to Prepare for $40K CEBA Loan Application

Happy belated Canada Day everyone.  Coincidentally, Canada Day is also the changeover anniversary day of my homeland, Hong Kong, from UK to China.  It’s a bitter-sweet day for people who still have ties over there.  On…