TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS!
April 2020 - If I had a dime for every time I said “gee, I wish I had one week at home to catch up on things.” This is not exactly what I meant with that wishful thinking. However, we make the best with the hand we are dealt.
Thank you to everyone who submitted their ideas on keeping ourselves and young ones busy during these real life “motion picture times.” There were so many great ideas that it was difficult to choose the top three. Therefore, anyone who submitted, ... (read more)
Minister Morneau announces new benchmark rate for qualifying insured mortgages
February 18, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Department of Finance Canada
For many Canadians, their home is the most important investment they will make in their lifetime. That is why the Government of Canada has introduced measures to help more Canadians achieve their housing needs while also taking measured actions to contain risks in the housing market. A stable and healthy housing market is part of a strong economy, which is vital to building and supporting a strong middle class.
Today, ... (read more)
3 things you need to know for RRSP season
(NC) A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is one of today's most commonly used savings vehicles, in large part because contributions are tax-deductible and the product is designed specifically for retirement.
You'll have until March 2, 2020 to contribute to your RRSP and claim the amount on your 2019 tax return. Any contributions made after this deadline will count towards the 2020 tax year.
RRSP season is a great opportunity to review your finances and decide if you want to ... (read more)
Top Reasons to List Your House at the Beginning of the Year
When it comes to selling your home there are a lot of factors to consider, one of the biggest being the timing. While sometimes timing cannot be controlled, there are certain times of the year that are better than others when it comes to listing and selling your home, if you are not in a huge time crunch. We reached out to our RE/MAX Influencers – a panel consisting of RE/MAX Sales Associates throughout Canada – to compile some of the top reasons to list your home at the beginning ... (read more)
Buying or selling? Here’s what you need to know about new real estate rules
The Ontario government recently announced plans to change the rules in the real estate industry in Ontario. The proposed changes are fairly broad, and will impact several areas, some in particular will impact you directly as the consumer.
The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), is mandated by the Government of Ontario to protect consumers who buy and sell their properties through brokerages registered to trade in Ontario. RECO is here to assist you with what these proposed changes mean ... (read more)
5 tips for nutritious and delicious festivities
(NC) Prepping your holiday menu can be just as stressful as picking out the perfect gift for that special someone. You know that you’re going to serve a classic turkey, festive ham or tender roast, but what is going to accompany it? And let’s not forget the appetizers – hungry guests waiting for dinner always want something to nibble on before the main feast.
Registered dietitian, Ingrid Fan, shares her tips to lighten up our menus by adding more fresh ingredients to our meals.
Don’t ... (read more)