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Canadian real estate marketers create bold plan to get developers to donate houses to world’s poor

By |March 29th, 2015|

From the Financial Post

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/03/27/canadian-real-estate-marketers-create-bold-plan-to-get-developers-to-donate-houses-to-worlds-poor/

It’s the essence of business innovation to apply one business concept to another, completely different, business field. It’s also becoming increasingly common; just about every business model has been copied by someone launching a venture in a different venue.

There is perhaps no more iconic career advice than that offered by protagonist […]

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Mortgage insurer exercising heightened vigilance in Alberta real estate market

By |March 25th, 2015|

http://calgaryherald.com/business/real-estate/mortgage-insurer-exercising-heightened-vigilance-in-alberta-real-estate-market

Mortgage insurer Genworth is making changes to its underwriting practices in Alberta as it braces for an increase in delinquencies in the region.

President and chief executive Stuart Levings said Genworth is exercising “heightened vigilance” in underwriting home purchases in Western Canada in light of the sharp decline in oil prices.

“We haven’t pulled out of […]

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    Vancouver Sun: Life next to derelict million-dollar Vancouver home is far from rosy

Vancouver Sun: Life next to derelict million-dollar Vancouver home is far from rosy

By |November 30th, 2014|

A Vancouver woman has a cautionary tale for anyone living next to an abandoned house after she battled city authorities for months to stop strangers from partying on the decaying back porch of a rundown house across her lane.

Laura De Munain moved into her family’s Oak Street house on the outskirts of the tony […]

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You Have A New Kind of Mortgage Broker Victoria

By |July 21st, 2014|

Well its about time it happened.  You have a new kind of mortgage broker Victoria.  This full service mortgage broker is working hard to find the exact product for a range of client situations including those with bad credit or recently out of bankruptcy. “It’s a moral issue.”, says mortgage broker Andrew Libera. “Obviously […]

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    British Columbia Supreme Court judge has certified a class-action suit against CIBC Mortgage Inc.

British Columbia Supreme Court judge has certified a class-action suit against CIBC Mortgage Inc.

By |July 10th, 2014|

Thank you to The Straight

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has certified a class-action suit against CIBC Mortgage Inc. in connection with its prepayment penalties.

In a June 30 judgment, Justice Jeanne Watchuk ruled that Erin Sherry is a “very appropriate” representative plaintiff in the case after she was hit with a $47,868.91 prepayment fee […]

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Sudesh Kumar on Investing in Gold

By |February 23rd, 2014|

This opinion comes from India.  If you don’t know, India is the country that often foretells the future of Gold.

Sudesh Kumar: “Gold should be seen as one of the numerous investment options for accumulating wealth. The price of gold, which is primarily a commodity, tends to rise over time. Since investors do not adjust […]

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Cornhusker Economics Outlook March 3-7

By |February 15th, 2014|

According to the Grant Island Independent the 9th annual Cornhusker Economics Outlook meetings are set to take place in March 2014.  Among other items on the agenda will be perspectives on the policy environment in Washington.  Also details on the much anticipated farm bill.

Stemming from efforts or lack thereof by Congress in January and […]

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    TELUS Opens $75 Million Next-Generation Cloud Computing Data Centre In Kamloops

TELUS Opens $75 Million Next-Generation Cloud Computing Data Centre In Kamloops

By |January 31st, 2014|

TELUS officially opened its state-of-the-art Internet Data Centre in Kamloops. One of eight TELUS Internet Data Centres across Canada, the Kamloops Internet Data Centre will serve as the foundation of TELUS’ next-generation cloud computing services for thousands of Canadian businesses. Designed to be scalable, the centre has the capacity to increase its physical footprint […]

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