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City Planning and Real Estate Value

Being able to predict future property value is the key to making money from real estate investment. In this article we discuss how city planning affects values in the medium term. City planners intend to achieve the best results for their stakeholders, the residents....

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...

Working with a Mortgage Broker Versus a Large Bank

There’s truth in the theory a butcher will promote the meat cut they have most. It is also highly probable a mortgage bank clerk will tell you their offering outperforms any other. As might be expected, there are arguments for and against using mortgage brokers. We...

How Foreclosure Works in Canada and U.S.

All mortgage agreements, hire purchase contracts, and other secured loans include a clause allowing the lender to recover the security if the borrower defaults. The parties often overlook the small print in the excitement to cut the deal. However, you can take our...