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Dave and Darleen: Home Equity Loan

RESOURCE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

The trouble began when Dave, a self-employed resident of Victoria, took some bad accounting advice that led to the CRA garnishing his accounts. At the same time, his wife, Darleen, was in need of ...

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RBC Takes the Plunge; Rate War Coming?

RESOURCE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

While the big lenders were hesitant to pass on the Bank of Canada’s interest rate cut last week, this week there’s talk of a price war, with Royal Bank of Canada being the first ...

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Weekly Update: Calgary Housing, Joe Oliver, and Consumer Spending

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

Weekly Update: Calgary's house listings are up, but sales are down; Finance Minsiter Joe Oliver won't interfere with bank interest rates; Consumer spending is not likely to increase with rat ...

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Finance Minister will not interfere

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he will not interfere with the housing market or force banks to lower their interest rates.

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How Much Do Canadians Spend?

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

Canadian households spent an average of $58,592 on goods and services in 2013, up 4.1% from 2012.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26RUGf6P1pQ&feature=youtu.be

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Will Interest Rates Drop?

RESOURCE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

The Bank of Canada lowered interest rates, but will other major banks follow suit?

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You Have Equity In Your Home

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

Click here for a comic on home equity: https://issuu.com/auxiliummortgagecorporation/docs/comic_pdf/1?e=0

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Bank of Canada Drops Prime Rate

RESOURCE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

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Vancouver sets new record for high-end sales

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

In 2014 Vancouver saw 842 properties selling for $3 million or more, an increase of 31 percent from 2013.

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Vancouver is second most unaffordable market in the world

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

Vancouver has been identified as one of the most unaffordable cities in the world in a study of major property markets.

Studying and ranking property markets in Canada, US, UK, Australia, Japan, Chin ...

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2014 Housing Sales Outshine 2013

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

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Target, not on target.

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

Target to close all retail operations in Canada.   More here. read more

Financing Micro Condos

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

Can you get financing for micro condos? YES!

Find out how, here!

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Single-family home prices drop in almost half of cities

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

December showed a slight drop in Canada’s house prices and repeat sales of single-family homes also slipped by 0.2 per cent from the month earlier.

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#1 Resolution: Paying Down Debt

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

The number one financial resolution for 2015 is paying down debt. We can help!

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8 Creative Ways to Clear Clutter in 2015

HOW-TO | RENOVATIONS Author: Kam Brar

It’s a new year, so you’re probably thinking of ways to improve and organize your life. These tips fromMoney Talks News are exactly what you need if you’re looking to declutter ...

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5 Signs That You're Ready To Buy Your First House

ADVICE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

5 Signs That You’re Ready To Buy Your First House

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LNG fuels housing price boom in northwestern B.C.

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

Although there hasn’t been any final investment decision for LNG proposals, according to data from BC Assessment real estate markets in northwestern B.C. perked up from mid-2011 to mid-2014.

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Record set for condos and townhouses in Calgary for 2014

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

A new record was set for condos and townhouses in Calgary for 2014.

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Holiday Bills Hurting Home-Buying Dreams?

ADVICE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

For many, the holidays are a time to spend, spend, and spend some more! Who doesn’t love the joy of giving gifts, indulging in tasty treats, and cooking enormous family meals?However, once the h ...

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Top 10 Mistakes When Selling Your Home

ADVICE | SELLING Author: Kam Brar

Selling your home can be one of the most exciting times in your life. An opportunity to move to a new location and hopefully make a profit from the sale of your home is important. Before you get too e ...

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Baby boomers not causing a housing downturn

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

Study debunks predictions of an oversupplied housing market caused by baby boomers leaving their homes.

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Household Debt Increases

RESOURCE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

Household debt increased in the third quarter but is lower than the previous estimate for quarter two.

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Will it Crash, Won't it Crash?

RESOURCE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz, doesn't believe the type of drastic rise in mortgage rates or unemployment that would contribute to a housing crash will materialize.

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2015 Canadian Immigration: The Express Entry System

RESOURCE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

The Government of Canada has introduced a new way to select immigrants. Starting January 2015, skilled foreign workers will have access to the Express Entry system.

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An eye in the sky: Drones help sell homes

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

Cropping up in Canada’s real estate market over the last few years, realtors are embracing the use of drones to help sell properties.

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November Numbers & Housing Mushroom

RESOURCE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

For those of you that thought the market was going to be doomed, here's an interesting report. According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's numbers for November, when you ...

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Canada needs another 4.5 million homes warns study

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

A recent study says that we will need another 4.5 million homes over the next three decades.

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Tips for Getting Your Home Holiday Ready!

HOW-TO | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

The holidays are an exciting time to welcome guests into your home, but they can also be stressful. Whether you’re hosting a holiday get-together or are expecting your usual drop-ins, here are s ...

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Canadians Owe $1.5 Trillion!

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Kam Brar

Canadians continue to pile on debt and now collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion. However, the delinquency rate remains on a downward trend and Canadians  seemingly spend within their means.

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