Doug's Blog

11 Apr

Top 10 Home Buying and Selling Mistakes

It’s worth the effort to learn about the home buying and selling process; doing so could save you time, stress and money. One way to protect yourself is to learn from the mistakes of others. “RECO is responsible for protecting home buyers and sellers, and we’ve seen too many Ontarians fall victim to easily avoidable

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04 Mar

Napoleon Hill – Yesterday and Today

One of my Business Heroes is Napoleon Hill whose writings have challenged and informed me through the years. This week a colleague of mine reminded me of Napoleon Hill’s comments on positive thinking and I wanted to share them with you – he wrote: WHEN YOU CLOSE THE DOOR OF YOUR MIND TO NEGATIVE THOUGHTS,

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30 Jan

Changes to the Rules for Government Insured Mortgages

In the face of the International Monetary Fund’s comments that the Number 1 risk to the Canadian economy is household debt, Finance Minister Jin Flaherty has announced on January 17th, three new mortgage regulations: Mortgage amortization periods will be reduced from 35 years to 30 years; The maximum amount that can be borrowed when refinancing

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13 Jan

Full Service Real Estate is Here to Stay…Here’s Why!

A recent article in Canadian Business Magazine said this, “Travel Agents and Stockbrokers are nearly obsolete thanks to the Internet . . . are Real Estate Agents next?” The article was daunting and might have some believing that REALTORs® are going the way of the dodo bird but here is what I know: Buying and

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