Category Archives: Downsizing

Downsizing – it ain’t pretty. Ha!

A friend of mine posted this recently on Facebook: “Downsizing a residence is akin to getting into a pair of control tops. You know you can do it, but it ain’t gonna be pretty.” Ha!

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New Tax Credit for Seniors Retrofitting their Homes

Ontario has just passed new legislation (effective October 1) called the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit. It allows seniors (and relatives living with seniors, but not landlords renting to seniors) to claim a maximum $ 1,500 tax credit against provincial income taxes … Continue reading

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What the downsizers are worried about ….

I held a downsizing seminar last week in cooperation with TD Canada Trust. I was joined by real estate lawyer Mark Arbique as well as mortgage specialist Matt Nesbitt and financial planner, Sylvia Manning. About a dozen seniors attended, and we heard the … Continue reading

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According to Benjamin Disraeli, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. But according to a new Harris-Decima Poll, 68% of Canadians already own a home; an astonishing 33 per cent is considering buying one in the next three … Continue reading

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Will staging a house really help to sell it?

We had a really great seminar today at TD Emerald Plaza on downsizing. It was hosted by senior financial planner, Sylvia Manning who was kind enough to supply sliders and chocolate cookies for lunch. York Polk (a mortgage broker,)and I … Continue reading

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Downsizing Seminars

Last year, I teamed up with lawyer, Norm Bowley, and mortgage broker, York Polk, to offer free Lunch and Learn seminars on downsizing. We were surprised at how popular they were, but I guess there are a lot of boomers … Continue reading

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