Tag Archives: Vancouver

Worst Case Scenario

I think believing in superstitions is bad luck. But bad things can happen to anyone. So one way to deal with unexpected situations is to be like Batman and have a contingency plan for everything. ūüôā I’ve recently updated my stress test page to reflect my current financial situation, which¬†has improved since last year. A¬†stress test removes uncertainty‚Ķ Read More »

Fool’s Game

House it Going in the Real Estate Market? So this is the kind of house you can expect to buy in Vancouver today for about $1.19 million. To put this into context, the same $1.19 million could be used instead to create a¬†dividend growth portfolio that would generate¬†$40,000 each year of tax advantaged income for a lifetime. ūüôā‚Ķ Read More »

Foreign Investment in Canadian Real Estate

Not in my Backyard¬† I recently read an article about a lower mainland couple who doesn’t like how a¬†neighbouring $2 million house sits¬†empty all the time. The yard is unkempt, there are no cars in the driveway and the lack of human presence is “driving [the couple] slightly bananas.” Sacr√© bleu! You mean to tell me that there‚Ķ Read More »