economy: Computer & The Auto Industry. Confusion Explained! - 02/12/10 10:14 AM
At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, 'If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.' In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part): 1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash........Twice a day. 2.. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy … (5 comments)

economy: Key Points to Understand About HST for Real Estate - 02/11/10 02:18 PM
Home buyers and even some new home builders and renovators could be under the impression that any contracts entered into before July 1 will not be affected with HST.
Not so!
Here are some key points to understand:
Determining whether HST applies to a new home purchase is based on the date of transfer of ownership or possession. The amount of the HST depends on the price of the home. For homes under $400,000 HST will apply. Currently every home has a provincial tax of 2% included.In Ontario, there is the Ontario Housing Rebate so you may not see an increase … (10 comments)

economy: Are You Prepared For Economic Survival? - 12/19/09 04:09 PM
Ty's "Did You Know"? ezine
 Dec 19, 2009
 In this Issue:
 Ty Lacroix's World: This week's ramblings
Special Report: Are you prepared for survival?
Featured Article: Focus on investments you control
Recommended Resources: "Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul"
Last week was quite busy with Christmas and Year End gatherings with staff, associates and friends. It is amazing every year I say or hear," You know, we should get together more often, have lunch or go for a drink." And I always vow that I will, and, 12 months later, the same thing. Well publicly, for 2010 I announce: "Let's get … (2 comments)

economy: Suggestion For Fixing Our Economy - 11/06/09 03:06 PM
Dear Prime Minister Harper and President Obama . Please find below a suggestion for fixing our economy! 
Instead of giving billions of dollars to the car industry that will squander the moneyon lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.
You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan: There are about 10 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them 1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations: 1) They MUST retire. Ten million job openings - Unemployment fixed.
2) They MUST buy a new CAR. Ten million cars ordered - Automotive Industry fixed.
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economy: What does the economy have to do with cell phones, internet, cable and Real Estate and living in Canada? - 08/13/09 12:29 PM
I, like most Canadians are inundated daily with news paper headlines, TV evening news and morning radio news about unemployment numbers, plant closures, government incentives, health care costs and on and on.
Are we listening or are we putting our heads in the sand? Here are some recent polls that indicate what Canadians are actually thinking. (Attention all news reporters: the sun is still going to come up tomorrow!)
78% of Canadians expect family incomes to either increase or stay the same during the next year.
44% of Canadians think this is the best time to buy a house. (I, being … (1 comments)

 

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