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Thought of the Day

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” — John Maxwell

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Avoiding Probate?

There was an interesting article in the Hamilton Spectator today. It covers some risks if adding your children’s names to your home’s title. While there are risks, there are instances where it makes sense. If it’s right for you, you can also avoid probate.

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Tax Time Advice

While the sale of your principal residence has not had any tax implications in the past, 2016’s changes to reporting should be taken seriously. If you don’t report the sale on your income tax return, you could be subject to a fine up to $8,000. While the CRA may reassess your tax returns going back …

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Spruce Up Your Garden with Flowering Shrubs

Spring is in the air. A colourful garden can be such a joy, but it is important to pick the right plants to keep maintenance to a minimum. If you’re looking to spruce up your garden, flowering shrubs can be an attractive, low maintenance and sometimes fragrant way to add value and interest to your …

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Green Homes

How do you know that you’re buying a ‘green home’? The Canada Green Building Council just introduced the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program ‘LEED’ Canada for Homes rating system. This third party certification program is perhaps the most rigorous in North America. If you’re considering a new build that is LEED certified, you …

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