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November 30, 2017

What is an RRSP?

An RRSP is an account designed to help Canadians save for retirement on a tax-sheltered basis (the income earned in an RRSP is not taxed until it is withdrawn).

How do you set up an RRSP?

Canadians can set up an RRSP through a financial institution, such as a bank, credit union, trust or insurance company. A financial institution will advise...

November 29, 2017

Remember when we used to think that dietary fat was bad? We believed that “fat makes you fat,” but now know that obesity is more complex than just overeating a single nutrient. It’s amazing how much research now exists on the benefits of fat. It can help quell inflammation, assist with weight control and protect against heart disease, diabetes and cogniti...

November 28, 2017

The government’s emphasis on rental housing and the B20 guidelines might impel brokers to switch from the residential to commercial sectors.

According to Mark Yhap, the managing partner of MCAP’s Commercial Mortgages Group, reasons are piling up for residential brokers to make the switch. The government has been actively trying to slow down the residenti...

November 27, 2017

Sean Cooper wiped off his $255,000 mortgage in exactly three years and two months, at age 30.

He took on two extra gigs, in addition to his daytime job as a pension plan analyst in Toronto. He lived in the basement of his own house, while tenants “thumped around upstairs.” And he threw every spare penny at his quarter-million loan.

Two years later, Cooper i...

November 23, 2017

CREA and its member boards and associations support a competitive marketplace.   Boards and Associations must adhere to the Principles of Competition which were adopted in 1999.

  • Commission rates or fees that members charge for services offered to the public, and the division of those fees among cooperating members, are solely the choice of those provid...

November 22, 2017

At the Future Design School, disrupting the tenets of traditional classroom education is a thriving new business model.

Now a year old, FDS develops programs to transmit the gospel of entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the elementary- and secondary-school systems. “We’re focused on empowering the next generation to solve the world’s most pressing p...

November 21, 2017

“Buying a home is the largest, most important decision Ontarians will ever make. Ontario REALTORS® commend the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, an agency of the federal government, for today’s commitment to reduce red tape for self-employed entrepreneurs and new immigrants looking to buy homes and helping them achieve the Canadian dream.

Governme...

November 20, 2017

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I have just listed a stunning, immaculate & well maintained   freehold townhouse in Brampton. This home has 3 bedrooms plus a plus a professionally finished basement apartment with en suite bathroom. Conveniently located in the desirable Sandalwood and Bramalea neighborhood in Brampton. The front yard features a beautiful concrete patio. Livin...

November 20, 2017

“Today, Ontario Realtors are pleased to see real action being taken by the Provincial government and City of Toronto to tackle the housing supply crisis that has left many young families struggling to achieve home ownership.

With over 100,000 people coming into Toronto every year, we’re excited to see a commitment to add more variety of homes to the market...

November 17, 2017

Jason Lathrop was training for a solo backpacking trip in 2015 when he started to feel a creaking sensation in his knees during morning runs near his home in Portland, Ore.

Expecting to learn that he’d torn his meniscus or strained a ligament, he went to his doctor, who told him his knees were just fine. Instead, he learned, he had a heart murmur. Six week...

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