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Income tax time

April 22nd, 2013
The dateline for filling income taxes is approaching fast. For everybody out there that hasn't done it yet, it is time to see you tax accountant.
Don't forget all your T4's, RRSP slips, charity receipts, GST returns, flow-through shares T5013 A's, list of all your deductions, medical expenses. Last, but not least, take your checkbook with you and pay the taxes you owe on the spot.

FLIPPING CONDOS?

April 22nd, 2013

Get ready condo flippers, Canada Revenue Agency is hunting you

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SUNNY DAY IN CALGARY

April 19th, 2013
A gorgeous day in Calgary and the prospect of a short trip out west is making me smile again, in spite of a long work week. I can wait to see friends i haven't seen in more than a year and check out a few contemporary restaurants.
However, i have a very hard time deciding what present should i get for my friend.. Something more personal or just a present for her home? Hmm.. maybe I will know ...

CALGARY LUXURY HOMES MARKET

April 19th, 2013

CALGARY — Calgary is one of Canada’s most robust markets for luxury homes and the baseline entry point for a luxury single-family home is $2 million, which is in line with that of Toronto, says a report by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.

The Top Tier Trends Report: A Comparative Survey of Canada’s Luxury Real Estate Market said the features and amenities in Calgary reflect ...

House prices up 2%

April 17th, 2013

New house prices advance 0.2 per cent in February 

OTTAWA — The Canadian Press                       

Published Thursday, Apr. 11 201 ...

Bank of Canada cuts growth forecast, warns again of higher rates

April 17th, 2013


OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada on Wednesday chopped its economic growth forecast for the country and left interest rates unchanged ...

FIX YOUR CREDIT BEFORE BUYING

April 9th, 2013

Credit key when house hunting

Make sure your score is in order before you set out to find a new home

The rate of return on your bond, can be read through a yield curve, If the increase in bond yield continues to go up, the spread will continue to shrink and this could be a trigger for interest rates to rise.  The comfort zone is between 1.90 and 2.10

 

Winter can seem like an eterni ...

DANCING WITH THE STARS

April 9th, 2013
As it stands right now, Zendaya is my favorite star from" Dancing with the stars". But the performance that Derek Hough had today with the blind 17 year old Braelyn was breathtaking. So much determination, beauty, soul...so much light in her movements..is was like angels were telling her how to move. I had tears in my eyes and i bet that many others were touched too. And to top this episode, ...

TOP CANADIAN BANKS

April 1st, 2013

Top banks too big to fail: watchdog

By: Julian Beltrame

OTTAWA -- The federal financial supervisor has slapped a too-big-to-fail label on Canada's six largest banks, declaring they will need to carry a bigger capital buffer and be subjected to stricter supervision than their smaller peers.

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions-OSFI- said Tuesday the "systemically i ...