News, Tips & Advice

Equifax Update

Our brokerage, along with most businesses that use Equifax for credit checks recently received a letter updating us on the cyber attack they experienced over the summer in the U.S that also included some potential Canadians.  We thought it was important to keep our clients...

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Let the Renovations Begin!

What are the more important rooms to consider first when renovating your home? The kitchen and bathroom because, on average, they offer the highest return on investment. Depending on how long you are staying in your home after renovations, you might want to consider renovations that are...

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It’s the Year of Renovations!

According to a CIBC survey released in May, more Canadians are planning on renovating their homes this year. These are surprising results given the growing amount of household debt. The survey revealed that 48 percent of Canadian homeowners are planning on renovating their homes this year,...

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Interest Rates Have Increased!

How will you be affected?

As we expected, the federal bank has increased the overnight rate by a 1/4% on Wednesday.

After years of being at the same rate, the increase was inevitable. The good news is that this means the government is feeling good about Canada’s economy and felt the need to soften inflation going forward. The bad news is, this may affect your interest rates on many different financial products.

QMS Annual Conference 2017

For the second year in a row we had our annual conference in Kelowna! Our conference was packed full of fun activities, amazing venues, and wine touring to top it off.  Also, we had a very educational conference with a couple guest speakers: Scott Peckford,...

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Top Picks! Canadian Recreational Properties 2017


Summer time brings Canadians out of hibernation and on the road/sky to their favourite destination, which at some point of the summer, involves going to a property at or near a lake in Canada. Vacation and Recreational homes, a place to escape to and get a little nature in, is just a part of our Canadian culture.


Foreign Tax in Canada



The province of Ontario is now proposing a 15 per cent foreign tax on residential properties in the Greater Golden-Horseshoe. The legislation is an effort to cool down the real estate markets in Canada’s two major cities. If it is passed, it would apply from today (April 21, 2017).