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  • How Real Estate Can be Purchased with an IRA

    RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS
    There are a number of retirement plans such as 401(k), 403(b), SEP and other plans where people can accumulate assets for retirement in a tax advantaged way. One of these is an individual retirement account which is more commonly r...
  • WHAT IF? Essential Words to Use When Asking for a Price Reduction

    Many agents dread the price reduction conversation, but preparation of expectations and knowledge of the market can help turn this reality into more of an agent-seller team experience. Start with asking the right questions at the beginning of your agency.
  • WHAT IF? Essential Words to Use when Pre-Qualifying a Buyer

    Are you pre-qualifying your buyers before they get in your car? You should. Otherwise, you could be wasting everyone's time, including your own.
  • Inspection Challenges in Court

    A seller's nightmare affirms the value of inspections and contracts.
  • Hot Deal Or Hot Property – What Drives Your Buying Decision?

    Some investment gurus suggest the older home on the newer street is the better bet. But can you emotionally deal with that and put your dream home aspirations on hold?
  • 1031 Exchanges Offer Full Deferral of the New

    The familiar adage, "It’s not how much you make, but how much you keep" rings truer than ever for real estate investors in 2013. Not only have capital gain taxes increased significantly for high earners, but many investors below the top tax brack...
  • Net Investment Income Tax FAQs

    1. What is the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT)?
    The Net Investment Income Tax is imposed by section 1411 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). The NIIT applies at a rate of 3.8 percent to certain net investment income of individuals, estates and trusts...
  • Why Hire an AICI CIP as Your Image Consultant

    Many people assume that all image consultants who claim to be ‘certified’ in the image consulting profession, have basically the same credentials and the same level of expertise. Although it may seem like the term Certified Image Consultant and the term ...  more
  • How to Not Annoy Your Neighbour on Your Next Flight

    You’re on an airplane heading to Toronto for a business meeting. The kid behind you has been kicking the back of your seat since takeoff. Your neighbour has her leg resting against yours; her purse wedged in the tiny gap between your seats; and i...
  • Finding Your Brokerage "Fit" (part 2 of 2)

    As I always like to say, "agreements prevent disagreements." We're following-up with last week's article on changing brokerages with questions that you should be asking if you are considering making a change.