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Mortgage Stress Test: Benefits to Canadian Debt Management

Posted: July 10, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Real Wealth Management, Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, investment, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Evelyn Jacks, real estate, master financial advisor, retirement income, financial education, mortgage stress test, mortgage lenders, Retirement and Estate Services Specialist, holistic wealth management, Canadian debt levels, debt to income ratio, qualifying for a mortgage, wealth building, Tax Strategies for Investors

In January, a new mortgage stress test was put in place requiring Canadian home buyers to qualify at rates higher than the benchmark interest rates imposed by the Bank of Canada and individual lenders. The implications to Canadian debt levels and the housing market are factors advisors should consider when offering holistic advice to clients.

House Flipping: What are the Tax Consequences?

Posted: June 26, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, housing market, Investing, real estate, distinguished financial advisor, financial education, house flipping, property investment interest rates, tax on investment propertieis, tax on capital gains

Increasing interest rates have sparked a warning from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that approaching headwinds could affect housing values; potentially good news for Canadians looking to enter the housing market. But there is also tax risk for investors intending to purchase and flip real estate, and a good opportunity for tax and financial advisors to provide valuable counsel.

Mortgage Stress Tests: What’s the Impact to Home Owners?

Posted: March 27, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks By :
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, real estate, tax education, financial education, mortgage rates, mortgage stress test, online education, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, OSFI, home buyer roles, mortgage down payment, mortgage lenders, buying a home, home financing

Buying a home this spring or approaching a mortgage renewal? May is the busiest time of year for real estate transactions, and you will want to see your tax and financial advisor to discuss the implications of the new mortgage rules and rising interest rates on your after-tax earnings.

Debt Management Series: Home Buyers Plan

Posted: March 06, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, rrsp, tax courses, Marcia Elaschuk, online education, mortgage down payment, mortgage lenders, buying a home, home buyers plan, HPB, first time buyers, real estate purchase, financing

Do you have clients looking to buy their first home? Ensure they’re familiar with the ins and outs of the Home Buyers Plan to help them fund their purchase.

Avoiding the Tax Consequences of Transferring Assets to Children

Posted: November 21, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Estate Planning, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, tax courses, tax professional, wealth management, inheritance, financial education, asset transfer, tax on assets, beneficial ownership, tax on principal residence, capital gains tax, property transfer, real estate tax, estate planner

The transfer of assets to family members is an important part of retirement and post-retirement planning, as the tax consequences can be enormous. This is especially true now for average families as well as high-net-worth clients, because all final tax returns will carry with them the requirement to report any deemed disposition of a common family asset: the principal residence.

Retirement Advice Key as Canadians Fall Short on Savings Goals

Posted: September 19, 2017 By : Tamar Satov
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Tax, Tax Planning, Debt, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, mortgage, tax courses, real estate, debt and cash flow management, retirement savings, CPP, retirement income calculator, CE summits, consumer debt, credit card debt, liquid assets, savings strategies, personal savings account, tax-efficient retirement income planning

Three-quarters of Canadians say they have saved 25 per cent or less of what they feel they need to retire, according to a Canadian Payroll Association survey. Financial advisors are well-positioned to help.