Using a Retirement Fund Loan to Buy a New Home – I Wish I Did That

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” That is an old and witty saying – something that used to be called an “epigram.” This saying is connected to the phrase, “Murphy’s Law.” No matter what you do or how you get ahead, the one thing that may hold you back or negate your progress will appear at the most inopportune moment. I spent almost a decade renting apartments when I...

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What Can Coronavirus Bring To Real Estate?

When it comes to buying real estate the golden rule is, “location, location, location.” However, the golden rule can also include, “opportunity, opportunity, opportunity.” Yes, you should consider opportunities of the future – even in the midst of a coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, pandemic and global panic. There is no future in despair. Stay safe, stay home, socially distance,...

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How Coronavirus is Impacting the Real Estate Market

It’s hard not to watch the news and not hear about Coronavirus. It seems like it’s on everyone’s minds these days and understandably so. It has disrupted our way of life. Whether you live in Toronto, Vancouver or in between, Coronavirus has impacted your life in some way. Before Coronavirus became a big issue, countless Canadians had plans this year: going on a vacation, getting married and buying...

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Countries Where you can buy a Second Passport

One of my favorite plot tropes in action films is when the agent/spy/hero goes to a safe deposit box in a secure location, pulls out numerous documents, the currency of multiple countries, and plots their next move. I would always imagine that it was I who was shuffling multiple passports of various countries and contemplating my next move. Well, you can’t own a dozen passports like Jason Bourne...

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