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MortEq Lending Corp: June 1st Share Offering

MortEq Lending Corp (MLC) has generated a Q1 return of 7.59% and Q2 return of 7.66% to date. Management anticipates Q3 will continue to follow this positive trend. The June 1st …

MortEq Lending Corp: Q2 – 2016 (February 29, 2016) Results

MortEq Lending Corp (MLC) generated a quarterly return of 7.66% (annualized) for Q2 – 2016 (Q1 – 2016: 7.59%). As those living in the Lower Mainland know, our real estate market continues …

How to use your RRSP to invest in real estate

Much like REITs, MICs are available on public and private markets and can be held in an RRSP. There are about a dozen MICs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange …

MortEq Lending Corp: RRSP Deadline – February 29, 2016‏

We would like to remind you that the RRSP deadline for the 2015 tax-year is Monday February 29, 2016.  This date is in line with our next share offering closing March …

Nearly a third of millennials ‘not at all knowledgeable’ about RRSP savings

Nearly a third of young Canadians admit they are “not at all knowledgeable” about retirement savings plans, according to a survey done for TD Bank. The report also suggested that …

RRSP Contribution Limit – Deadline February 29, 2016

The maximum contribution limit is $24,930 for 2015 and is indexed for inflation for each subsequent year. To make the most effective use of your RRSP, there are several things …

Finance minister tightens mortgage rules on homes over $500K

The federal government is boosting the minimum down payment for higher-priced homes in Canada effective in the new year. Homebuyers are currently required to put down a minimum of five per cent to …

Vancouver house sales set blistering pace in November

Home sales are at record levels in Toronto and near record levels in Vancouver, despite a steep run-up in prices that is putting housing out of reach for many first-time buyers. …

Centra Window’s Nicaragua Project

PHL Board John Tilstra and his team’s amazing Nicaragua Project: http://www.centrawindows.com/all/centra-cares/nicaragua-project-complete-and-reflection-on-this-experience/

Radio Real Estate Podcast

PHL’s own Steve Ponte was on Radio Real Estate (AM 650) with Tom Lucas on November 14th, 2015. He discussed how a MIC works and how it is a positive …