Real Estate Development

Scheer Would Scrap Stress Test on Switches, Consider 30-Year Amortizations

A Conservative win in the October federal election would mean an end to stress testing mortgage switches, as well as additional measures aimed at improving housing affordability. Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer made that promise on Friday while speaking to the Canadian Home Builders’ Assoc ...

A Revolutionary New Way to Invest in Real Estate

Index funds have made real-estate investment trusts (REITs) accessible to investors for years. Now there’s something new in physical real estate. • As the population ages, more and more people will be looking for housing developments that offer a little extra in the way of support. One projec ...

Financial guidance advised

At 25, I was still living with my parents. An honours university graduate, I’d been working full-time for a few years and decided it was time to fly the coop. The trouble was, very few apartments within a decent commute of my downtown Toronto office were within my budget – and those that were g ...

Tech Talk for Monday January 7th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Monday January 7th 2019 U.S. equity index futures were mixed this morning. S&P 500 futures were unchanged in early trade. General Electric (GE $) is expected to open higher on reports that the company is in talks to sell its jet leasing unit to Apollo. Eli Lilly dropped $3 ...

October 26, 2018

It looks like the situation at Fortress is unravelling: Senior lenders have moved to seize control of 13 real estate development projects co-ordinated by Fortress Real Developments Inc. as the loans mature or fall into default. A new report from FAAN Mortgage Administrators Inc., a court-appointed ...

October 22, 2018

There’s a new development in the Fortress scandal: Officials at Fortress Real Developments Inc. told investors in 2013 that land slated for a new condo development in Winnipeg was worth more than three times the value cited in an independent appraisal commissioned by the company, the RCMP alleges ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday October 2nd 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday October 2nd U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 3 points in pre-opening trade. The Canadian Dollar moved slightly higher after Royal Dutch Shell confirmed its intensions to build an LNG facility costing $40 billion in Kitimat ...

Realtors behaving badly

You’d think he would know better. After all, Bruce Chin has an MBA. That takes some work, and involves the study of business ethics. He worked (briefly) as a stock/portfolio analyst in the financial industry which is massively regulated. One lesson everybody learns by rote: ‘past performance i ...

#MemberMonday: Meet the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce

The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce (HHCC) has leveraged its community partnerships to successfully launch a local-first initiative called #BuyCloseBy.  The idea of a “local-first” initiative came up in 2017, when one of their members was actively developing the hashtag #BuyCloseBy. ...

What Canadian sectors and industries have dividend paying and dividend growth stocks, and what are these specific stocks?

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. See disclaimer. What Canadian sectors and industries have dividend paying and dividend growth stocks, and what are these specific stoc ...