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Ross Taylor
Toronto — The Canadian Press Published on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 6:28AM EST Last updated on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 11:53AM EST CTV says Ottawa is considering raising the minimum down payment for home buyers as well as reducing the amortization period in order to stop some consumers from taking on too much debt. In an interview...
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Canadians deeper in debt than ever before Encouraged by low interest rates, household debts have risen, but economists say they are manageable Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew Business Reporter  Published On Tue Dec 15 2009 A new report from Statistics Canada carries a sober message: collectively, Canadians are deeper in debt than ever before. But economists say...
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Ottawa — Reuters Published on Sunday, Dec. 06, 2009 10:57AM EST Last updated on Sunday, Dec. 06, 2009 4:56PM EST The Bank of Canada is widely expected to keep its hands off interest rates Tuesday, holding them at near zero and committing to do so until at least July, despite growing evidence the economy is kicking back...
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Residential real estate sales should recover in almost all major Canadian cities by the end of 2009, while average prices should post new records in an improved economic climate, according to a new housing report. The Re/Max Housing Market Outlook survey for 2010 predicts the uptick in sales will be lead by an anticipated 45 per cent increase in Greater Vancouver,...
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Thanks to Steve Ladurantaye, of the Globe and Mail, for the following article Globe and Mail Update Published on Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2009 10:10AM EST Last updated on Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2009 7:00PM EST A recovery in the Canadian housing market, which was “as V-shaped as you can be,” has been based on fundamentals, although TD...
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Time is running out to qualify for Ottawa’s $1,350 home renovation tax credit, and you have even less time to make use of year-end tax strategies. So here a few timely reminders. You have until Feb. 1 to spend $10,000 on qualifying items or work to earn the maximum renovation credit, and more than $1,000...
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Larry MacDonald Published on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 6:19AM EST Last updated on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 6:32PM EST This article is the third in a series on personal finance and investing at different stages of your life. As some issues may overlap the different stages of life, they could be covered in a prior...
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Thursday, November 26, 2009 7:11 PM Reproduced with thanks from Scott Adams’ blog with The Globe and Mail Stocks that qualify as dividend artistocrats By Scott Adams What are we looking for? Good dividend stocks. CIBC World Markets economists Avery Shenfeld, and Peter Buchanan yesterday recommended investors start moving more money out of money market...
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Last week James Daw of the Toronto Star wrote an excellent informative piece on yet another reason why we should all care about our credit scores. I don’t like it at all, but the fact is property insurance companies peek at our credit scores as part of the underwriting process. Make sure your credit score...
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There was a rapid demise of dozens of so called sub prime lenders shortly after the real estate bust of over a year ago, but things have been quiet since then. Till today, November 30, 2009, when a small but useful company called Adobe Mortgage Corporation quietly closed their doors for further business. Abode Mortgage...
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