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Do Real Estate Inspectors Add Value?

Until April 2017 anybody with a flashlight and business card could establish a Canadian home inspection business, The Star wrote that May. This lack of regulation played on buyers’ and sellers’ nerves, although there were some exceptionally fine real estate inspectors...

Is Calgary a Good Place to Be for Property Taxes?

Property taxes are one of those things Canadians scrutinize to the nth degree as they try to balance their cash flow. They may like to gripe when property taxes go up, especially as they never seem to go down. However the reality is they are the beneficiaries of the...

Total Debt Service and Gross Debt Service Ratios

Mortgage lenders are always on the hunt for new customers. However they also wish to avoid bad debts and costs of foreclosures. They need to be seen as impartial regardless of an applicant’s particular demographic. Their decisions are therefore data-driven and based...