Leasing options

November 30, 2012 under Tony's Latest Updates
Self-employed clients have often overlooked a great financing solution with the use of a customized lease program.  Most customers are aware that business equipment including vehicles can be leased, however; did you know that the following can be leased: -          Art work for the office -          Telephone and computer networks -          Sound, lighting and security systems There are
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As tougher mortgage rules slow housing market, critics call for a reversal

November 26, 2012 under Home Buyer Resources, Useful Articles
Garry Marr | Nov 26, 2012 7:47 AM ET | Last Updated: Nov 26, 2012 11:03 AM ET The real estate industry has ramped up its attack on rules making it harder to borrow but its challenges face one big obstacle — mortgage restrictions are working exactly the way the federal government wants them to. In the past week the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals weighed in with complaints that Ottawa
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Canada’s tame inflation cuts chances of rate hike soon

November 23, 2012 under Useful Articles
Gordon Isfeld | Nov 23, 2012 8:57 AM ET | Last Updated: Nov 23, 2012 10:39 AM ET OTTAWA — Tame inflation, combined with weak economic growth in this country and continuing global uncertainty, will likely keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels for some time to come. Canada’s rate of inflation remained steady again in October, although slightly stronger than expected, with higher food and transportation pr
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Stricter mortgage rules hit new home sales and builders in Toronto

November 22, 2012 under Home Buyer Resources
Garry Marr | Nov 21, 2012 1:48 PM ET Toronto builders say tougher mortgage restrictions from the federal government are eating into new home sales and gutting consumer confidence. The Building Industry and Land Development Association says greater Toronto area sales through the first 10 months of the year are 14% below the long-term average. It now looks like 2012 will be the third worst year on record. Year to d
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Residents worry over proposal to build 1,600 homes near Williams Lake

November 20, 2012 under Home Buyer Resources, Useful Articles
November 20, 2012 – 4:15am BY DAVENE JEFFREY STAFF REPORTER Clayton Developments wants to build approximately 1,600 new homes on the nearly 162 hectares of wilderness land it owns near Halifax’s Williams Lake. The announcement was made Monday evening at a public meeting of a community steering committee considering the feasibility of extending water and sewer services along the Purcells Cove Road. “We re
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Home heating cost driving debt in Nova Scotia

November 20, 2012 under Home Buyer Resources, Useful Articles
CBC News Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:01 AM AT Debt management counsellors in Atlantic Canada say the increasing cost of home heating is bringing in clients with finances in tatters, as personal debt becomes more difficult to manage. Rob Boulanger, the director of counselling for Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, said a seasonal fuel bill can be the last straw for many already struggling with other debt. &#
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Quarter of German firms ‘cutting jobs in 2013′

November 20, 2012 under Useful Articles
Published: 19 Nov 12 16:17 CET The Local Europe GmbH Schwedter Strasse 227 10435 Berlin Germany The survey of about 2,300 firms pointed to a more pessimistic mood among German employers, with nearly 28 percent saying they were planning to shrink staff numbers in 2013, and just under 20 percent planning on expanding their work forces. The Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) found out that 30 percent of busi
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Flaherty’s rule changes will bite hard: mortgage brokers

November 19, 2012 under Useful Articles
TARA PERKINS - REAL ESTATE REPORTER, The Globe and Mail, Published Monday, Nov. 19 2012, 6:30 AM EST, Last updated Sunday, Nov. 18 2012, 7:41 PM EST The country’s mortgage brokers are taking aim at Jim Flaherty. The Finance Minister’s moves to slow down Canada’s housing market have gone too far and are putting the economy at risk, the national mortgage brokers’ association argues in a report to be rele
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Nova Scotia MP says Alberta’s oil would be welcomed in Atlantic provinces

November 19, 2012 under Useful Articles
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS NOVEMBER 17, 2012 FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – A Liberal MP from Nova Scotia has paid a visit to the oilsands, saying that Alberta may be having struggles in accessing foreign markets but the province’s crude is always welcome in the East. Halifax West MP Geoff Regan says environmental concerns appear to be stalling approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to Texas and the Northern Gateway
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Canada’s home sales cool: How bad is your market?

November 15, 2012 under Useful Articles
Reuters and Financial Post Staff | Nov 15, 2012 9:41 AM ET | Last Updated: Nov 15, 2012 12:54 PM ET Sales of existing homes in Canada fell in October from September and year-over-year sales were down as well, the Canadian Real Estate Association said on Thursday in the latest signal that the housing market is slowing. The industry group for Canadian real estate agents said sales were down 0.1% in October from
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