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Canadian Mortgage Environment

Making a difference for Canadian real estate investors
Posted on 31 Mar 2017

As the Director and Principal Broker at mortgage brokering firm Sigmamortgage.ca, Shawn Stillman knows all about helping real estate investors

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The importance of independent and unbiased advice
Posted on 30 Mar 2017

More Canadian real estate investors are seeking out specialist advice before making their market moves

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Why the banks are not always an investor’s best option
Posted on 29 Mar 2017

Mortgage brokers give investors the ability to choose from multiple options and are often more nimble and flexible than the banks

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An investment opportunity with a difference

8 Wellesley Residences rides GTA’s strongest market fundamentals
Posted on 8 Feb 2021

This 599-unit condo development will be a great investment opportunity as the condo market makes a comeback.

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Delving deeper into a Signature West investment
Posted on 29 Mar 2018

Due to finish construction in 2019, Signature West has a selection of one and three-bedroom units for investors to choose from

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An investment opportunity with a difference
Posted on 29 Mar 2018

Located in the Kitchener’s burgeoning west end, the development is within walking distance of everything a tenant could need

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Cross Border Tax Planning

Multiple investors? Time to plan before you purchase!
Posted on 18 Sep 2015

The adage “there is safety in numbers” usually holds true, but when it comes to a number of individuals pooling their money to buy U.S. properties as a group, there are significant implications that many investors simply don’t consider.

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Beating the taxman through bequests, treaties and credits
Posted on 17 Sep 2015

When you leave a property to your spouse, you also leave a tax bill, but there’s one way to keep some of that money from going to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

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Ready to buy in the U.S. – a caveat emptor for Canadians
Posted on 16 Sep 2015

The property-buying blitz has stretched right across the US, but snatching up those deals has saddled Canadian buyers with higher-than-expected estate taxes

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