What you need to know about buying an investment property

December 13th, 2017

Is 2018 the year you are going to purchase your first investment property?  I hope so because real estate is a great long-game investment strategy that tends to be somewhat insulated from short-term market volatility.  Before you write an offer on an income generating property, you need to do your due diligence.  Here are a few things to consider when diving into the world of real estate inve ...

December 2017 Preferred Client Update

December 4th, 2017

YOUR CREDIT RATING – Understanding ‘Hard Hits’ VS ‘Soft Hits’

Hard Hits are credit checks that appear on your credit report and count toward your credit score. Anyone who views your credit report will see these inquiries.
Examples of hard hits include:

  • an application for a credit card
  • some rental applications
  • some employment applications

Soft Hits are credit checks that appear on y ...

Home improvement (CREB Report)

December 4th, 2017

Home improvement

November marks a rise in sales

The November housing market was spurred by a rise in sales, particularly in the lower price ranges.

Sales totaled 1,411 units in November, an increase of 15 per cent over last year. This is comparable to longer-term averages for the month of November. Improved sales activity occurred in each of the housing segments, with most of the gains occ ...