September 24th, 2011
While people such as realtors tend to stick to traditional brick & mortar investments, there are certainly some intangible assets that can bring you a fortune later if you acquire them at the right time. For example, consider Internet domains. Believe it or not, realestate.com was just sold for a stunning $8.25 million USD.
(RealEstate.com Sold For Truckload Of Money
July 21st, 2011
Ruins by Shandchem
Are you familiar with the three oldest buildings in the world? There are unsurprisingly disputes about this issue. It is extremely hard to be sure about the exact age of a building, and it is possible that some very old buildings remain to be discovered. Nonetheless, here are three buildings that belong among the oldest in the world, even though we can not say conclusively that they are the oldest. We can almost certainly state that neither the pyramids nor Stonehenge are the oldest, even if this is a common belief.
(The World’s Oldest Buildings
July 19th, 2011
Movie Night by Ginny
It‘s movie time again! This time, I‘m going to talk about movies that were not only shot but also set in Toronto. Their number is much lower than those that were only filmed here, but some are definitely worth seeing. The following films are not Canadian productions, however, so they have made our city better known internationally.
(Movies Set in Toronto
November 24th, 2009
The world’s housing markets
are showing signs of recovery.
photo by "pah"
The world’s housing markets are showing signs of recovery. The numbers differ from country to country and some are more optimistic than other. In most countries, it’s still much cheaper to rent a house than to buy one of equal size and quality. This is a consequence of a low rent price and a high mortgage rate.
(Canada and International Housing Markets
October 17th, 2009
Real Businesses Have Curves by Kevin Dooley
Business journalist Garth Turner has been calling to vultch the USA real estate market in several of his articles as have many other economic advisors.
(Are we nuts?
July 6th, 2009
With new changes, buyers of all new homes will receive a 75% rebate on the 8% “provincial portion” of the HST on the first $400,000 of the cost.
(HST Changes for New Home Buyers
November 19th, 2008
Real estate prices in the US have not changed evenly. In some areas prices have actually gone up – like just across Lake Ontario in upstate New York.
(Home Prices in the States
June 4th, 2008
The truth is that this is the best time for Canadian home buyers to invest into the housing market especially in Florida.
(Florida Bound – Canadians buying Real Estate in the US
May 27th, 2008
As the prices of homes continue to rise, it represents the fact that Canada has a healthy housing market.
(Canada’s Expensive Homes