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Feds’ mortgage policies ‘deny homeownership’ to young Canadians: report

Measures such as mortgage stress test are “at cross purposes” with federal promises to support the middle class, asserts Mortgage Professionals of Canada
Time to soften – or scrap – one-year-old mortgage stress test, says building industry

Time to soften – or scrap – one-year-old mortgage stress test, says building industry

Measure has already done its job of cooling housing market, and rising interest rates means it’s going too far, argue builders
Goodwill demystified: factoring in an intangible asset

Goodwill demystified: factoring in an intangible asset

The rationalizing of a goodwill premium by the seller and the buyer of a business requires careful consideration
Canada Revenue Agency recruited to help fight mortgage fraud

Canada Revenue Agency recruited to help fight mortgage fraud

Lenders would have direct access to an applicant’s tax data for the first time in Canada
Pooling funds can deliver startling real estate returns

Pooling funds can deliver startling real estate returns

Vehicles like investment syndicates and limited partnerships have delivered substantial real estate yields to participants, with minimum buy-ins from $25,000
Investing in alternative mortgage lending: risks and rewards

Investing in alternative mortgage lending: risks and rewards

Potential returns can top 10 per cent, but there is often a good reason the borrower can’t get loans from a conventional bank

Latest interest rate hike exposes hard truth in mortgage market

You don't have to be an economist to know rising interest rates will hurt a lot of Canadians, says strategist Robert McGarvey
Limited partnerships: pooled leverage offers investors an edge

Limited partnerships: pooled leverage offers investors an edge

A limited partnership or syndicate can be profitable, but the organizer must have strong real estate experience to make it work for all investors
Maximum exit: how to sell your business and walk away wealthy

Maximum exit: how to sell your business and walk away wealthy

Don't get too emotionally involved if you want to get the most out of selling your business
Investor advice: It may be better to buy than lease in competitive Calgary

Investor advice: It may be better to buy than lease in competitive Calgary

It may be cheaper in the long run to consider purchasing office space for your business, as expensive rental rates in the city could rise at anytime