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Another year has come to an end and the holiday season is in full swing. Hopefully, you have been able to take a break from work and the structure of your regular routine to put your feet up and enjoy the company of family and friends. Everywhere we look are signs of the season, and despite the cold weather, it is a great place to be. We spend weeks anticipating the holidays, but they seem to fly by so quickly.

 

Most of us find ourselves in a place of reflection during this time of year. We...

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Purchasing a home is an emotional decision and an intense process for many buyers. First-time buyers, in particular, sometimes lose sight of the most critical things as they sort through properties and weigh out their options. It’s extremely important to work with a REALTOR who understands your objectives and can help you make the right choices so you end up with a home that you are happy with for years to come. Here are four of the biggest regrets that many first-time buyers experience:

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Investment experts may have strong opinions, but the one piece of investment advice that they all agree on is the value of starting early. How do you plan to save for retirement? Most people rely on RRSPs and TFSAs as a major part of their portfolio. While these are important components of a retirement plan, don’t underestimate the value of including real estate holdings.

 

Let’s say you are planning on retiring twenty years from now. During your golden years, you intend to downsize...

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