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Investment

Tax changes to affect asset sales

An article in the May 21st Globe and Mail drew attention to a tax change taking effect January 1st, 2017 which will affect sellers of small businesses. There are two ways to buy (or sell) a business: […]

Quinte versus Toronto capitalization rate
2016

Local cap rate follows Toronto

Prince Edward County investors who want to get an idea where investment returns on income properties are headed here would do well to follow what’s happening with similar investment properties in Toronto. Cap rates measure […]

Investment property six plex
2016

Quinte offers superior returns

Small-scale real estate investors -both new and experienced- often include low-rise multi-residential buildings in their portfolios, but is this an effective place to invest money? I recently analyzed the rate of return on such investment […]

2015 commercial sales up
2015

Commercial sales rebounded in 2015

The County market for MLS commercial properties rebounded in 2015 with 13 sales totaling near $7.3 million, the strongest result since 2011. The value of commercial properties sold was up almost 300% in 2015 and […]

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Rules & Regulations

Avoid a nasty HST surprise

A recent article in the Globe and Mail describes how some buyers in the Vancouver market may have an unexpected liability for HST. Most sales of primary residences are exempt from HST…but not all of […]