8 Sep

Bank of Canada expected to hike then pause on rates

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Posted by: Kimberly Walker

Bank of Canada expected to hike then pause on ratesBloomberg · Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney will probably raise borrowing costs today for a third and final time this year before pausing to gauge the strength of the economic recovery, economists said. Fourteen of 20 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News […]

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7 Sep

Favourable U.S. data suggests Canadian rate increase

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Posted by: Kimberly Walker

Favourable U.S. data suggests Canadian rate increase Paul Vieira, Financial Post · Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 OTTAWA • What a difference a week makes in gauging the state of the Canadian economy. At the start of last week, few market players believed the Bank of Canada would raise its benchmark rate on Wednesday as concern […]

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3 Sep

Cottage v. mutual fund: Which is better?

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Posted by: Kimberly Walker

Cottage v. mutual fund: Which is better?  In one of the hottest real estate markets in history, where would your money have grown faster?  Ted Rechtshaffen  Globe and Mail Update Published on Friday, Sep. 03, 2010 6:00AM EDT Last updated on Friday, Sep. 03, 2010 6:35AM EDT  Last week I wrote about four reasons to […]

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2 Sep

2nd Quietest August In Decade

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Posted by: Kimberly Walker

News Release: September 2, 2010 2nd quietest August in decade presents opportunity for Fraser Valley buyers       (Surrey, BC) – The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 997 sales on its MLS® in August, a decrease of 44 per cent compared to the 1,786 sales during the same month last year and 9 per […]

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2 Sep

‘If ever there was a time to buy, it is now,’

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Posted by: Kimberly Walker

‘If ever there was a time to buy, it is now,’ John Greenwood, Financial Post · Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 Bank of Montreal has chopped its benchmark five-year mortgage rate, aggressively throwing its weight behind what many are calling an increasingly wobbly housing market. “It’s a great time to buy a home,” Martin Nel, a senior […]

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27 Aug

Marketing for small business is different

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Posted by: Kimberly Walker

Marketing for small business is different Mary Teresa Bitti, Financial Post · Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 One of the biggest mistakes small business owners make is to view sales and marketing as the same thing, says Steve Gedeon, director of Ryerson University’s Entrepreneur Institute. “The typical narrow view of marketing is that it’s the stuff […]

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26 Aug

Top 6 most indebted countries (and why)

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Posted by: Kimberly Walker

Top 6 most indebted countries (and why) by Michael Sanibel, Investopedia.com The recent financial  crisis and recession have been a worldwide occurrence. The events in the United States since 2008 have garnered most of the headlines because the U. S. has the world’s largest economy and national debt, but the reality is that many countries […]

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25 Aug

Top 6 ways to ruin your retirement

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Posted by: Kimberly Walker

Top 6 ways to ruin your retirement by Mark P. Cussen, Investopedia.com  provided by Despite the plethora of websites, books, magazines, advisors and other financial information and services available for retirees, there will always be a contingent of people who fail to make their retirement savings last for the rest of their lives. There are […]

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24 Aug

Clients are like partners you dated before marriage

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Posted by: Kimberly Walker

Mark Evans  Globe and Mail Update One of the realities in the consulting business is that projects eventually come to an end. The work gets done, the client is hopefully happy, and then everyone goes their separate ways. But just because the project has been completed doesn’t mean the relationship should come to an end. […]

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18 Aug

Mortgage scam prompts warnings

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Posted by: Kimberly Walker

Mortgage scam prompts warnings Latest mortgage scam prompts warnings from real estate board By MYKE THOMAS, SUNMEDIA-Calgary Sun The uncovering of the latest mortgage scam and that mortgage fraudsters are active in Calgary is not a surprise, says Diane Scott, president of the Calgary Real Estate Board. “I started in (the real estate business) 1983 […]

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