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June Preferred Client Update

Blog by Kim Twohey | June 4th, 2019



How to Maximize Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Here are some ways you can add to the perceived value of your house without breaking the bank on a completely new landscape:

  • Wash the windows and siding on the front of the house.
  • Paint window and door frames on the front of the house if they’re outdated.
  • Clean and straighten your porch light.
  • Clean your eave troughs, and make sure the downspouts are straight.
  • Clean up tree and shrub wells by removing debris and edging a clean line around them.
  • Add fresh mulch around the bases of trees and shrubs.
  • Add fresh black soil and light mulch to the top of gardens.
  • Prune and trim trees, shrubs and perennials for a clean kept look.
  • Edge out the front of your lawn to create a clean line.
  • Level and clean all of your walkway stones.
  • Add some solar lights for night time visitors.
  • Make sure your address is clearly visible from the street!


Alberta Plans To Cut Its Corporate Tax Rate By One-Third

The province of Alberta has introduced legislation to cut corporate income taxes by one-third. Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews introduced on Tuesday Bill 3, which, if passed, will see Alberta’s current 12 per cent corporate tax rate cut by one percentage point on July 1, making it the lowest in Canada. Alberta’s corporate tax rate would be further reduced by the same amount on the first day of the following three years, leaving it at 8 per cent on January 1, 2022. The newly installed Alberta government says the corporate tax cut will take a bite out of provincial coffers in the short term but will ultimately provide the incentive for employers to grow their businesses, and, as a result, bring in even more tax revenue in the long run. After introducing Bill 3, Toews said the planned four-percentage-point drop is an economic decision, but also sends a statement to the business community in Canada and abroad.