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December 26, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

This Week 7’s (12.14 – 12.31) Affirmation: Mindfulness – I will reach for mindfulness each day.
Date – 12.26.17
B-Book 44: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
The key message in this book: Often we stop dead in our tracks …

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The Working Class Can’t Afford the American Dream

September 4, 2017 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

The national conversation in the U.S. is focused squarely on improving the lives of people in the working class. The debate revolves around exactly how to do that. Politicians and pundits have all sorts of …

5 Things to Never Tell a Contractor 

August 30, 2017 – 10:25 pm | No Comment
Home Renovations - Tear Out

Contractors may be the go-to person during a home renovation, but make sure your homeowner clients avoid these phrases in conversation.
Source: 5 Things to Never Tell a Contractor
My Comments: Interesting set of points made here…

10 High-Impact Home Improvements for $10K or Less

May 24, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

Here’s a hit list of the top 10 home improvements you can do for $10,000 if you’re in your home and planning to stay put for a while.
You don’t have to spend a mint to …

Selling Rental Real Estate at a Loss

April 26, 2015 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

You may own rental real estate that you need to sell at a loss. To help ease the pain, losses from selling rental properties generally receive favorable tax treatment.
First make sure you actually have a …

How to Calculate Depreciation for Rental Properties

April 26, 2015 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

Owners of rental property are allowed to deduct depreciation from rental income.
Property owners who rent their dwellings must pay taxes on the income, but they are also allowed to deduct some amounts from their earnings. …

The Art of Tenant Selection

June 19, 2010 – 6:15 am | No Comment

This is a column by our resident real estate expert Rachelle at the Million Dollar Journey Website.
I have been renting properties in the GTA since about 1997. Here are my hints and tips for selecting …

Saving on Summer Utilities Bills

June 19, 2010 – 4:40 am | No Comment

Saving Money on Summer Utilities Can Save Hundreds of Dollars Each Year
There are countless methods available for lowering your energy bills and one of the best times to cut back is during the dog days …

Tax Implication of Selling Your Home

October 8, 2005 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

Most of my clients profit from selling their homes, and they often have questions about capital gains tax.
When you sell your primary residence, you are not taxed on your profits if (1) you have lived …