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How Ottawa's crackdown on tax loopholes for the wealthy might affect you

How Ottawa's crackdown on tax loopholes for the wealthy might affect you

March 26, 2019 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

Ottawa is taking aim at three major loopholes commonly used by wealthy individuals to spread income among family members to create major tax savings The loopholes include ‘income sprinkling,&r ...

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Markets 'bashed over the head' as Bank of Canada hints at rate hike

Markets 'bashed over the head' as Bank of Canada hints at rate hike

March 26, 2019 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

Debt-laden Canadians can’t say they haven’t been warned. Bank of Canada officials have been beating the hawkish drum in recent weeks, but not everyone was fully convinced about a rate hik ...

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Canada's cooling experiment

Canada's cooling experiment

March 26, 2019 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

One year ago, a foreign-buyers tax went into effect in Metro Vancouver. A flurry of housing reform has followed, designed to tame Canada’s frothy markets. Have the moves succeeded? Janet McFarla ...

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Don't bank on your house for retirement fund, watchdog warns. But 45% of Ontarians do

Don't bank on your house for retirement fund, watchdog warns. But 45% of Ontarians do

March 26, 2019 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

The OSC warns that if there is a housing price correction a lot of people will fall short on their retirement goals The securities regulator in Canada’s largest province is sending out a warnin ...

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Has 'fixing' Canada's mortgage market made it riskier?

Has 'fixing' Canada's mortgage market made it riskier?

March 26, 2019 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

Tighter lending rules will send borrowers into the arms of ‘alternative lenders,’ posing a whole new set of hazards Joe Castaldo October 27, 2017 Adam Farber has a practical, if slightly ...

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Global Housing Markets Are Slowing Sharply. Is Canada Next?

Global Housing Markets Are Slowing Sharply. Is Canada Next?

March 26, 2019 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

Daniel Tencer HuffPost CA January 3, 2018   Housing markets around the world are showing signs of losing steam, but Canada's market isn't among them — yet. The Great White North is still ...

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Housing was the world's best investment over the last 150 years

Housing was the world's best investment over the last 150 years

March 26, 2019 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

Housing was the world’s best investment over the last 150 years QuartzJanuary 4, 2018   Stocks will bring you highs, but periodically will seriously let you down. Treasury bonds will kee ...

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Where are Canadian housing prices headed for the rest of the summer? Here's what experts have to say

Where are Canadian housing prices headed for the rest of the summer? Here's what experts have to say

March 26, 2019 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

The latest housing data releases out of Vancouver and Toronto saw prices start to move upwards, after months of slumping activity. But will the market continue to warm up, or was last month an anomaly ...

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This chief economist says Canada's new mortgage stress test could have been better designed

This chief economist says Canada's new mortgage stress test could have been better designed

March 26, 2019 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

Kerrisa Wilson Jul 24, 2018   It’s been over six months since the new mortgage stress test rolled out across Canada with the aim of ensuring borrowers would be able to handle higher inter ...

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Millennials are old news - now it's Gen Z's turn to kill industries

Millennials are old news - now it's Gen Z's turn to kill industries

March 26, 2019 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

Thanks to teens' murderous whims, malls, print magazines, cash and even American football's days are numbered Riley Griffin August 9, 2018   Millennials have been accused of killing so many pr ...

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