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Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies

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Purchase a home within your budget Find the right mortgage that works for you Price and sell on your terms Selling? Buying? Here's what you need to know Looking for your dream house? Want to make your house someone else's dream? The new edition of this friendly guide shares secrets to help you reach your next stage in life. If you're buying, discover how to decide whether you need an agent, know what to consider as you shop, what you need to know about mortgages, how you can compare homes, and more. If you're selling, find out how to price your home, what selling will cost you, how to market your house, what's important about listings, and how to handle appraisals. Enjoy success whether you're buying or selling! Inside... Planning for your first home Discovering who the players are Analysing your finances Understanding inspections and surveys Deciding if you want to sell Sprucing up your home Negotiating and bargaining

Buying Owning and Selling a Home in Canada

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If you've ever bought, owned, or sold a home--or are about to--you know how exciting and how daunting it can be. Buying, Owning and Selling a Home in Canada, Second Edition, completely revised and updated, tells you absolutely everything you need to know about the joys and headaches of owning a home. Complete on-volume reference on every stage of owning a home. Covers shopping for a mortgage; negotiating your agreement of purchase and sale; signing contracts with renovators, movers, and others; understanding those mpenetrable insurance policies; dealing with problem neighbours and much more. Your "operating manual" for legal issues as well as the everyday problems of home ownership. Written in plain English that's easy to understand. Includes helpful, practical checklists and forms. Tells you what you need to know to prevent and solve many problems on your own. What you need to ask lawyers and other professionals--it may even help to reduce the fees you'll have to pay. Completely revised and updated including: how to look for a home on the Internet and how you can use your home to save, or get more money. Expand information on such topics as: condominium ownership, making offers on a home, and homeowner's insurance, to name just a few.

Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies

Author : Tony Ioannou
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Whether you're new at the home-buying or selling game in Canada, or whether you've played it before, most of us dread the onslaught of flashy, fast-talking real estate agents and property managers. Well, help has arrived. This revised edition of Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies prepares you to get what you need and want when buying a new home or selling the one you're in. Everything from arranging your finances and hiring an agent, to researching neighbourhoods and assessing home values is presented in a clear and humorous way to help you get the most out of the process. Important information to help you: Market your home and sell for the highest possible price Negotiate the best price and terms of sale Find the right new neighbourhood with reasonable prices and the type of housing to suit you and your family Decide whether or not to hire an agent and tips on how to choose a good one Select the best mortgage and understand tax considerations Updated in the 2nd Edition: Examining zero percent down payments, lines of credit and other alternatives to conventional mortgages Using the ’Net: New, useful sites – and what to watch out for Buying condominiums: An expanded chapter full of useful information on what you need to know before you buy Selling your home on your own: Expanded online resources and tips Fixing up your home to sell: Tips from the designers on how to make your home as sellable as possible

The Girlfriend s Fabulous Guide to Real Estate

Author : Christine Denty
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REALTOR® Christine Denty took a look around one day and noticed that although nearly twenty-percent of homebuyers are single women, the whole industry seems geared towards men. So she thought it was high time for a comprehensive, female-centric handbook for real estate...a girlfriend’s guide! From the inside scoop on buying and selling homes, to a comprehensive breakdown on how to perform maintenance and upkeep, to tax tips, to how to split up property in the event of separation or divorce, The Girlfriend’s Fabulous Guide to Real Estate demystifies the buying, selling, and owning of real estate with simplicity, know-how, and a dollop of empathy topped with a double-scoop of hilarity. Readers will get a first look at some of the terrifying legal documents that rookie buyers and sellers face and find them explained in simple, comprehensible terms. Jam-packed with important information and supported with great visuals like photos, charts, and graphs, The Girlfriend’s Fabulous Guide to Real Estate is the one essential primer for women navigating the choppy waters of home ownership.

Home Girl

Author : Brenda Bouw
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Statistics show that Canadian women now outnumber men in buying a house or condo. Women see the value in owning property. They are no longer waiting for, or expecting, a "Mr. Right" to come along before taking one of the key financial steps of their lives. Such is the case with the author of Home Girls: The Single Woman's Guide to Buying Real Estate in Canada Brenda Bouw's own experiences in buying and selling real estate, and those of other single women she interviewed for the book--as well as insights from real estate professionals--are built into this informative and entertaining guide. If you are looking at buying a first property, you'll find out about the pitfalls you need to avoid and the necessary steps you must take to make that purchase a success story. If you already own real estate, you might be interested in renovating your house, buying an investment property or even becoming a landlord. Here are some of the key concepts: * How to tell if you're ready to own your own home * What to look for in a house * The role of a real estate agent * The offer, the deal, the closing and the aftermath * The dozens of little expenses that you might not be aware of before it's time to pay for them * What renovations to tackle yourself, and when it's time to call a pro * How to become a landlord--and if you really want to be one It is a truism that women tend to be more focused, organized and informed when it comes to making major purchases. Home Girl is the perfect book to give you an edge when it comes to understanding the process and negotiating your best deal. From thinking about buying a property, to getting the keys from your lawyer and popping the cork, Home Girl is the perfect companion to have along for the ride.

Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies

Author : Margaret Kerr
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A Canadian bestseller, now revised and updated! Discover how to: Put together everything your business needs, from furniture to staff Establish an online presence for your business Write a winning business plan Keep your books balanced Stay on the right side of tax authorities An enterprising guide to becoming your own boss Hey entrepreneurs! Got an idea and need some straightforward advice on how to turn your dream into a reality? Let two experts show you how to turn your ideas into gold. Covering every aspect of starting, building, staffing, and running your own show, whether you're starting from the ground up or buying a franchise, this book paves the way to small business success. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Buying U S Real Estate

Author : Richard Dolan
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"I would consider this the bible for any Canadians wanting to invest in US real estate." —W. Brett Wilson, Entrepreneur, Recipient of the Order of Canada, and former Dragon The thought of buying property in the United States has been on your mind. Perhaps family members or friends already own real estate in the Sunbelt and you've enjoyed the occasional visit. You sense the market isn't as frenzied as it once was but there is still very good value to be found. Whether you are looking for a vacation home or an investment property, you are certainly not alone. Canadians continue to buy U.S. real estate at a record pace. But as the economy and laws change around ownership of U.S. property, Canadians need to have the most current information possible at their fingertips. Buying U.S. Real Estate: The Proven and Reliable Guide for Canadians is written by experts who own U.S. property and addresses the many cross-border issues and requirements, such as: How to begin your search and find relevant data Finding the experts you need on your side Knowing that a property meets your lifestyle needs and wants Knowing all of your finance options How to proceed with renovations or upgrades What you need to know about U.S. tax laws What type of ownership is best aligned with your strategy How to create an estate plan For Canadians generally, and boomers especially, the right property in the right destination point is integral to their life-rich philosophy. Buying U.S. Real Estate: The Proven and Reliable Guide for Canadians puts all of the pieces of the puzzle together and is an essential guide to reaching one's ultimate destination.

The Canadian Landlord s Guide

Author : Douglas Gray
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The ultimate resource for Canadian residential landlords. Anyone can become a landlord, but not everyone will be a profitable landlord. Distilling over 35 years of his first-hand experience, Doug Gray, one of Canada’s most respected real estate authors and experts, guides readers on how to become a successful landlord. Following the effective and proven formula of his previous bestsellers, The Canadian Landlord Guide fills the void of information on Canadian landlording. Some of the covered topics include: Principles and formulas for profitable landlording Understanding how the real estate market works The pitfalls of real estate investing and how to avoid them Types of rental formats Where to get information on prospective properties How to finance real estate investments The legal aspects of buying and renting property Tenant selection Property maintenance Filled with easy-to-understand and credible advice, The Canadian Landlord Guide is a must-have resource for all Canadian landlords. Seasoned professionals and aspiring beginners alike will find Doug Gray’s landlording guide to be one of their key tools in their quest for real estate success. Doug Gray, B.A., LL.B. (Vancouver, BC) has been buying, renovating, and renting real estate for 35 years. In addition to being a successful real estate entrepreneur, Doug has written over 28 bestselling real estate, business, and personal finance titles, including Making Money in Real Estate (978-0-470-83620-0) and The Canadian Snowbird Guide (978-0-470-15375-8).

The Complete Guide to Buying and Owning a Recreational Property in Canada

Author : Douglas Gray
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Prime vacation property throughout Canada has doubled in value within the past five years. For the potential buyer of a vacation property, the cost of entry can be stiff. There is a high demand for many to own a vacation home or idyllic retreat for pleasure and lifestyle enjoyment, future retirement, rental revenue, or investment profit. But buying a recreational property can be a potential minefield for many reasons, as there can be complex tax, legal, estate planning, and investment issues to consider. When investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a recreational property you will need to do your due diligence and seek solid advice. The Complete Guide to Buying and Owning Recreational Property in Canada, written by Canada's leading authority on matters related to real estate, offers valuable insights and tips, and will prove a trustworthy resource for many years to come. Topic areas include: Buying the right property, for the right reasons, in the right location How to set a purchase and financing strategy and how to negotiate your best deal How to exercise caution when buying with family or friends-and how to keep peace in the family when sharing use or ownership Getting the help of professionals, such as a tax accountant, lawyer, home inspector, mortgage broker, insurance broker, and realtor. Obtaining tax and estate planning strategic advice to save tax on transfer, sale or bequeathing of the property, or inheriting a property What you need to know if you are buying recreational property as an investment. Money saving tips when renting your property yourself or using professional rental management Special cautions if buying a vacation home or cottage outside of Canada Creative ways of using your vacation home or cottage for exchange or barter Key strategies to follow and classic pitfalls to avoid And much, much more! Plus Sources of Further Information, Key Websites, Checklists, Glossary, and Index.

The Complete Guide to Buying Owning and Selling A Home in Canada

Author : Margaret Kerr
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The Complete Guide to Buying, Owning and Selling a Home inCanada combines essential information about the law withpractical advice on solving the everyday problems of homeownership. This book does for retirement planning what You Can't Take ItWith You did for estate planning. It provideseasy-to-understand information on a complex subject to help youmaximize your income and minimize tax. Make the Most of What You've Got promises to follow inthe footsteps of author Sandra Foster's previous book You Can'tTake It With You, a bestseller with over 50,000 copies sold,and numerous rave reviews: "Finally -- a well-organized introduction to estate planningthat asks, and answers, the tough questions. This is a book everybaby boomer should consider for their parents and themselves!"--(Garth Turner, Author, columnist & broadcaster)

Canadian Book Review Annual

Author : Joyce M. Wilson
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The Canadian Snowbird Guide

Author : Douglas Gray
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Each year, more than a million Canadians, affectionately dubbed "Snowbirds," migrate to southern climes to enjoy warm weather and sandy beaches. The strong Canadian dollar is making the trip more affordable and attractive than ever. But post-9/11, Canadians face tighter security, higher health costs, and higher fuel costs when traveling to the US. Canadians must budget accordingly. Especially for first-timers, how can they properly plan their trip to ensure a worry-free time away from home? Among the topics this book includes are: the Snowbird lifestyle; financial planning; what documents you need to enter the US; what types of insurance and coverage are recommended; ensuring you have an up-to-date will; how US tax law applies to Canadians if money is earned or property sold; snowbirding in Mexico and Costa Rica; plus FAQs, checklists, and sources of further information.

Canadian Books in Print

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Money Management For Canadians All in One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author : Andrew Bell
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Manage your money with advice from Canadian financial experts! Your one-stop guide to the most important aspects of money management Looking to expand your knowledge of money management? This all-in-one resource is the tool you need. This indispensable desk reference is bursting with sound financial advice from an impressive list of Canadian financial experts. Whether you're looking for information on investing, RRSPs and RRIFs, buying and selling a home, or simply meeting your financial goals this book offers all the right information for making first-class money management decisions. The Dummies Way® Coverage of the essentials and beyond Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Thumbtabs and other navigation aids Tear-out cheat sheet A dash of humor and fun Get smart! @www.dummies.com Find listings of all our books Choose from many different subject categories Sign up for eTips at etips.dummies.com

The Wealthy Renter

Author : Alex Avery
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The Wealthy Renter offers a clear, unbiased, straightforward approach to the biggest investment most people will ever make — their housing. Written by a top-ranked financial research analyst, it aims to help readers make wise housing decisions that will improve their lives.

Complete Home buyer s Guide for Canadians

Author : Geraldine Santiago
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Whether a veteran or a novice, buying a home can be intimidating and worrisome. The Complete Home-Buyer's Guide for Canadians is written by an experienced real estate agent who specializes in working with first-time home buyers.

Journals of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada

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Quill Quire

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Fate of the States

Author : Meredith Whitney
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"Forget everything you think you know about the direction of the American economy, about our grow­ing need for foreign oil, about the rise of the service economy and the decline of American manufacturing. The story of the next thirty years will not be a repeat of the last thirty." One of the most respected voices on Wall Street, Meredith Whitney shot to global prominence in 2007 when her warnings of a looming crisis in the financial sector proved all too prescient. Now, in her first book, she expands upon her biggest call since the financial crisis.

The Cooper Files

Author : Sherry S. Cooper
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The bestseller finance book now available in paperback with a new updated epilogue This book has it all - sophisticated global analysis, a new Canadian agenda for the next millennium and an individual retirement planner. The Cooper Files is also an entertaining and easy-to-follow guide to the monumental, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for financial gain that are presented by the technology revolution. You will learn how to break free of the financial and career anxieties associated with this period of rapid change - how to ensure your financial security and that of your family. You will learn how to take control of your own destiny in a time of tremendous opportunity. A leading economist and commentator on the global scene, Sherry Cooper assesses the growth sectors of the global economy and shows how Canadians can position their careers and investments to assure financial security and prosperity. Who will be the winners and losers? Which countries are the leaders and which are the laggards, and why? What can we do to maximize our own career and investment opportunities? Dr. Cooper answers these questions and provides inspiring portraits of individuals, industries and locales in Canada that are pointing the way forward, bucking the malaise that has infected Canada and creating dynamic growth. Whether you are just starting out, a mid-life Baby Boomer, or well into your retirement years, The Cooper Files shows how you can profit and prosper in the new millennium. (2000)