Category: Economy

October 27, 2011

Reduce the cost of your energy bills this winter

The Government of Canada has renewed the popular ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program. From June 6, 2011, until March 31, 2012, homeowners are eligible to receive grants of up to $5,000 to make their homes more energy-efficient.

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March 23, 2011

Are you planning to buy your first home this year?

Your property however, although being the largest investment you will ever make, will probably have the greatest return.

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March 14, 2011

HBTC (Home Buyer’s Tax Credit)

This federal bill was sanctioned on December 15, 2009. Part of Canada’s  economic action plan, the Home Buyer’s tax credit (HBTC) allows first-time homebuyers to claim a non-refundable tax credit of up to $750 for the purchase of a qualifying home acquired after January 27, 2009 (closing after this date). The HBTC’s goal is to […]

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May 1, 2009

Montreal bucks trend as home prices increase by 3.2%

Reading the newspaper this week was truly an eye opener, or was it? Headlines in the Montreal Gazette shouted “Montreal home prices climb”, while the national trend actually indicated the contrary. There has been a country wide decline in home prices to the tune of 4.1%, yet in Montreal we have witnessed an increase of […]

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March 17, 2009

Are you a gambler?

“Know when to hold em, know when to fold em. Know when to walk away, know when to run.” Prophetic words from Kenny Rogers in his tale of the gambler. I am amazed at how many people out there are closing their eyes to the realities around them. We are in tough economic times as […]

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February 17, 2009

Is the media killing our economy?

“The times they are a changing” to quote my favorite poet of the 60’s and 70’s Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan. In all my years I have never seen the economy crash and burn as quickly as it has this past year. Companies have been downsizing or closing altogether, thus putting more people on the […]

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