Here is an interesting idea for those looking to sell there home or wanting to purchase a new home but unsure of where the market is headed. Take a watch. “http://player.vimeo.com/video/65835655“
Last year I had clients that had the same collection reporting twice against their credit bureau and dragging their credit scores down plus impeding the possibility of their ability to purchase a home at an affordable rate at a mortgage institution and not a private lender. After launching an investigation with the credit bureau they were able to get the error corrected within a few weeks and we were able to find them a rate with a secondary lender and not a private lender. Please don’t get me wrong there is definately a need for private lenders in circumstances where one doesn’t fit in the conventional world or has special requirements. This article reminded me of last year as I work with another client to try to help them get corrections on their bureau for duplicate reporting.
Watch Jay and Kevin go up against the Dragon’s Den on February 17th. These guys are hilarious and they want to teach your children about finances and how to get wealthy. As a certified presenter I have spent time with these guys and they have found a way to make a very dry subject alot of fun. If you see what you like click on the banner on my website to order a copy or if you would like to order multiple copies I will try to combine you with others so that you can get a discount. :o)
TFSAs in a Nutshell
- Launched in 2009, a TFSA lets you set aside up to $5,000 a year to grow completely tax-free. You’re not taxed on interest or gains in the Account, and you’re not taxed when you withdraw the money. No tax… not now, not later.
- You can carry forward unused contributions. So if you haven’t been putting money into a TFSA, no problem. People over the age of majority can catch up by adding up to $5,000 for every year since 2009.
- If you need the money, it’s available to you, anytime. Then, whatever you withdraw in any given year can be put back in your TFSA the following year.
- You can have more than one TFSA. Want a different TFSA for each of your savings goals? Great idea. Just remember, the maximum annual contribution is $5,000 for all of your TFSAs combined-even ones at other financial institutions.
I happily gave away five more sets of free tickets today to people for the Calgary Home and Design Show running from September 20 to September 23rd. Lucky recipients are:
1. Crystal Isley
2. Angella Stimson
3. Pam Dimler Davis
4. Carrie Knoll Ovens
5. Janet Giblin
These people received tickets just for being fans of my Moser Mortgages Fan Page on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/MoserMortgages?ref=hl
That is all for 2012 but remember that there may be more in the Spring of 2013 so keep spreading the word on Moser Mortgages.
As previously mentioned I am giving away pairs of tickets to the September Home and Design Show and the following people have won:
1. Jennifer Nud
2. Sylvia de Haas
3. Bill Davis
4. Danielle Ekelund
5. Rob Baustad
6. Tyneal Buchanan
7. Kelly Macdonald
As you can see there are still tickets left up for grab so if you have friends or family that are also interested in tickets if they become fans of Moser Mortgages on Facebook and tell me they want tickets they have a chance to get the ones still available.
So while we were installing a fence this weekend I realized that I had some information that may be of use to those out there that have large summer projects such as fences or decks this summer and decided I should share it. My findings may save you some time or even some money. See below:
We had 160′ feet of fence material to purchase and I decided to shop it around to see where the best price would be for this monster undertaking. I called all the major wood material suppliers in town I could think of. The fence that we installed is what Rona calls the Estate fence although I think Totem calls it something else and Windsor Plywood calls it something else. Here is how my findings ranked:
160′ of fence:
All prices included wood, screws, posts, concrete and brackets unless otherwise noted.
6. Home Depot came in highest at just over $2,200
5. Windsor Plywood $2,082.53
4. Totem $1,600 plus materials ie.concrete, fasteners, brackets
3. Timbertown $1,896
2. Rona $1,876.14
1. Lowe’s $1,876.04
So Lowe’s and Rona pretty much tied being only $0.10 difference, however, we decided to go with Lowe’s because there is a Home Depot across the street that rents equipment making it easy for us to pick up and return the auger that was used to drill the holes for the fence posts. I hope this saves you some time and maybe even some money this summer.