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Finance your new swimming pool with your mortgage loan

Monday May 11th, 2015

Finance your new swimming pool with your mortgage loan

Paul has just been woken up at 7 AM by the noisy machines digging his neighbor’s new pool. Curious by nature, Paul goes to speak with his neighbor, Robert, busy surveying the work. Paul learns that the pool will cost $35,000 for which Robert will only be paying $157/month.  What!? The last time Paul looked into buying a pool, […]
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Make sure you have cash on hand to act quickly on a good deal!

Monday March 30th, 2015

Make sure you have cash on hand to act quickly on a good deal!

Emmanuel and Julie were looking for an attractive rental property to invest the equity they had accumulated over the years on their home. Several criteria guided their search: they wanted one near their residence that was in good condition, well maintained, and, above all, profitable. Ideally, they would have preferred to have additional funds on […]
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Get rid of your credit card debt!

Monday June 23rd, 2014

Get rid of your credit card debt!

Imagine this: your son is in immediate need of braces, but all your credit cards as well as those of your partner have reached their spending limit. Are you in a momentary bind? What if I told you I could help you? Let’s say the residual mortgage on your bungalow, worth $290,000, is $170,000 and […]
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What are the real transaction costs on my propriety purchase?

Tuesday March 11th, 2014

What are the real transaction costs on my propriety purchase?

First of all, you surely want to know that the property is in good condition and doesn’t need major repairs immediately, so you will have to have a professional property inspection done. Set aside $500 for a professional building inspection. Then, when you sign at the notary’s office, you must hand over a certified cheque […]
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When back to school expenses and your summer vacation leave you strapped for cash.

Monday August 19th, 2013

When back to school expenses and your summer vacation leave you strapped for cash.

Your summer vacation was great, but your budget took a hit; back to school brings its own new expenses, and you have been carrying some credit card debt for far too long. Clearly, the passing time has not sorted out this situation. Now may be the right time to review your overall financial situation and […]
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