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Real Estate Nova Scotia: The Halifax Advantage

While Toronto and Vancouver are typically seen as the darlings of the Canadian real-estate scene, the past six months have shown a cooling in these oversaturate markets. Meanwhile, on Canada’s sleepy east coast, home sales are seeing an uptick despite a mild downturn in the national average. One of the reasons that this is happening is that mortgage rates will be going up towards the end of 2017; thus, young families are looking to lock in the current, lower mortgage rate. If people were hesitant to buy, the looming new rate is definitely providing a motivation to adopt a buyer’s mentality.…

Skills Required by CRE Agents

The field of commercial real estate (CRE) is a highly complex one within the overall property market. Those who are successful in this field, like Dean Kirkland WA, tend to focus on one area of work. The main areas are: Property types, such as industrial, retail, or office. Property services, such as management, leasing, or sales. Property development, which is what Dean Kirkland is involved in. The reason why specialization is so important, is because CRE is so wide and complex. So what is expected for a good CRE agent, be that in Vancouver or in Washington, or anywhere else…

How and Where Can You Use Bitcoins and Other Forms of Cryptocurrency?

If you see something that you want to buy you can, in theory, pay for it through cryptocurrencies. However, these currencies are highly volatile, and this means lots of businesses don’t accept them yet. That said, companies like Prescott Regency, who are working hard at raising the profile of cryptocurrencies, are changing this. They want to demonstrate that Bitcoins and other forms of cryptocurrency are actually perfect for online trading. Hence, they have developed a list of reasons why. Transactions Are Fast With cryptocurrencies, you can complete a transaction in no more than 15 minutes. Bank transfers, and particularly international…

Why You Should be Investing in Real Estate

I never really fancied investing in real estate when I first started my investments, there was just something about parting with such a large portion of my savings into one single investment. That changed however after I watched a promotional video from Joseph Johnson Welfont CEO. In the video he described the massive upsides which could be found when investing in real estate and form that moment on I was sold. Fast forward 5 years and I currently have 3 properties, 2 residential and one commercial which have all risen in market value since I bough them and all of which…

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Stockbroker

Source Being a stock broker is a highly attractive career choice for many, it is fast-paced, highly interesting, financially rewarding and a very exciting job. The stock brokerage trade is not for everyone however and it takes a certain type of person to do it. In fact, such is the pressure of the job, very few people do the job for more than 10 years and as such there are more and more stockbrokers who begin their career at a later stage after gaining experience in other areas of finance. If you do have what it takes then you can…

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Using Robo-Investing

There’s little room to debate the concept that learning how to invest your money can be overwhelming and complicated. There are so many options available to investors, whether you want a short-term or a long-term option. You might be researching how to invest in penny stocks if you want the possibility of faster returns, or if you’re a more risk-averse investor you might want to learn the ins and outs of mutual funds. Regardless of your investment interests, it does take time to learn the ropes, which is why an increasing number of people are looking to the options provided…