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The 5 Whys

Have an obstacle in your business or investment adventure that you just can’t seem to solve? I just came across this video today and after taking the time to listen, I found that it could be quite valuable! Check it out! The 5 Whys Eric Ries, entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School, explains how to find the human causes of technical problems. See the original...

2011 Canada census: Young professionals, baby boomers fuelling Canada’s condo boom

If there’s one thing consistent across Canada, it’s the condo explosion! Of course, not all cities are experiencing as much saturation as Toronto and Vancouver, but the remainder of Canada’s cities are experiencing very similar growth, adapted to the population. So what’s the source? It’s safe to say that investors are fueling this, but there’s a lot of help coming from Baby...

Condo market correction for Toronto?

Feeling intimidated by the Toronto condo market? No one really has all the answers as to how long this is going to last. Remember that Canada doesn’t have just one or two markets – we have many regional markets as well, such as the Maritime region with the emerging yet very secure market of Saint John, New Brunswick. Condo market correction for Toronto? Economists have increasingly singled out...

IRS: Canadian snowbirds buying property must affirm sellers’ residency

Is the US setting bear traps for Canadian buyers? If you’re thinking of buying real estate down south, be advised about tax withholding regulations for the IRS. While you may find properties at bargain prices, what’s the cost when all’s said and done? Snowbirds buying property must affirm sellers’ residency written by: Adam J. Savaglio As financial instability continues to plague the United...

Why Appreciation Matters So Much

Why does it seem so much easier today to rant at people, rather than recognizing them for the contribution they bring to the whole? Behind each success there are people that support the pretty face that makes the wheels turn. Without that day in, day out support what would happen to the whole? Appreciation is like watering a plant, yet so few practice this virtue. In the article below, Tony Schwartz asks a very...

Why Don’t We Act in Our Own Best Interest?

Do you sometimes catch yourself living for today without thought for the consequences? Muhammad Yunis, the Bagladeshi economist, quipped: “Leaders don’t have time for the future because they’re too busy with the present.” It gives you a moment of pause. Maybe it’s time to stop waiting for our leaders to do something to change the world. The change must come from within ourselves....

Treaty Energy Provides Confirmation of its Belize Oil Find

A recent discovery of that black gold could prove to be a booster for the Belizean economy, making it less dependent on tourism. Playing down speculation, Stephen L. York, President and COO of Treaty Energy Corporation, stated, “Further review of the drilling samples from Princess/Treaty Well #2 on the Stann Creek Field confirms that the pay is a residual lime.” This is definitely a story to...

No housing bubble to burst: BMO

Back and forth, back and forth. Will the Canadian bubble burst? Who is right and who is wrong? Here’s what I know … even though the fundamental economics are strong, due diligence is key to any market. Anyone investing in an unstable or oversaturated market is asking for trouble. My jaw dropped when I read here that Vancouver is now the 2nd priciest city in the world next to Hong Kong. Ask yourself this...
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