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The decision to buy or lease vacation property boils down to how much cash you have

From a tax perspective, is it better for small business owners to own or lease a home or vacation property? At first blush this question seems straightforward enough. The simple answer and ultimately what should drive your decision, says Ed Foster, founder of The Tax Advisory in Oakville, Ont., comes down to the cost under each option and how much cash you have and are willing to part with.

Home front: Expert advice on investment trusts

Our award-winning writer Ian Cowie on making the most of your biggest asset. This week: investment trusts.

First-time buying as an investment?

Honolulu Magazine 07.11.2012

How to avoid investment pain

The Telegraph 29.10.2012
First-time buying as an investment?

On Saturday, I went with my partner to look at a condo in Kapahulu. For more than a year, he’s been talking about wanting to buy real estate in Honolulu instead of renting, and feels this could be the one.

How to avoid investment pain

GO go Gadget eyeballs. You may not be blessed with magical robotic body parts like fictional super sleuth Inspector Gadget, but there's plenty of worthwhile detective work to do before investing in property.

What can $650k buy in Auckland?

The Aucklander 29.10.2012
What can $650k buy in Auckland?

The average house price in central Auckland will buy a five-bedroom home on more than 2ha in Feilding, or a four-bedroom property with a pool in Tauranga.

5 Smart moves for first-time homebuyers

As a first-time real estate buyer, you probably have no idea how the overall purchasing process works or how to make sure you’re making a smart decision to purchase. And you’ll probably be very surprised to learn how much work it really is just to buy a home. To get you started in the right direction, and this is just a start, here are a few tips that you should consider.

Five real estate terms you should know

The Economic Times 25.09.2012
Five real estate terms you should know

Carpet area is the area within the walls of an apartment that is for the exclusive use of the buyer. While computing the carpet area, the terrace and balconies are usually considered as half the actual area.

Property clinic: How can we avoid chancel repair liability?

Our property experts answer readers' queries about chancel repair liability; buying unregistered land; and tenant disputes.

How to buy your first property

I Africa 29.08.2012
Ex-council homes: how to buy a bargain

A new proposal to sell off council housing in some of Britain's best postcode areas could be a once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity. It is no time for snobbery, says Graham Norwood.

How to buy your first property

For first-time buyers taking their initial steps towards purchasing a property, there are a few essential aspects that should be considered beforehand such as whether the buyer is ready for the investment and well researched on all the types of options available to them, says Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.


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