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Two brothers fishing at their Canadian cottage.

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Selling a cottage to a family member: What that means for capital gains

If the property was bought before 1994, there may already have a $100,000 capital gains deduction.

Selling a cottage to a family member: What that means for capital gains

Mortgages

How much income do I need to qualify for a mortgage in Canada?

How much income do I need to qualify for a mortgage in Canada?
Canadian family saying goodbye to the cottage they're selling.

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Tax deductible expenses when selling a cottage in Canada

Minimize capital gains taxes on the sale of a cottage in Canada by making smart reno choices.

Tax deductible expenses when selling a cottage in Canada
A Canadian son with his mom, moving into the condo she helped him pay for.

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6 things to consider before borrowing from the Bank of Mom and Dad for your first home

Borrowing from family can seem convenient, but there are things to think about first, like interest, taxes, family power...

6 things to consider before borrowing from the Bank of Mom and Dad for your first home

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Mortgages

Should you get a 30-year mortgage? 

Longer mortgages can stretch the amount you qualify for and provide some wiggle room in your budget. Here’s how...

Should you get a 30-year mortgage? 
A male carpenter approaching retirement

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Can you help your kids financially without compromising your retirement?

A Certified Financial Planner explains what to think about before helping your kids with a gift or loan.

Can you help your kids financially without compromising your retirement?

Real Estate

The complete guide for first-time home buyers in Canada

The complete guide for first-time home buyers in Canada
Young twin girls hold hands and dance, excited by their family's purchase of another home.

Real Estate

It’s possible to be a first-time home buyer twice—here’s how

Some government programs are flexible with the definition of “first-time home buyer.” Find out what it can mean for...

It’s possible to be a first-time home buyer twice—here’s how

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Can you use the Home Buyers’ Plan to buy a foreign property?

Find out if you can use the RRSP home-buying program to purchase foreign property and the tax implications that...

Can you use the Home Buyers’ Plan to buy a foreign property?

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