20 Years at 233 Queen Street South

20 Years at 233 Queen Street South

Time flys! It has been 20 years since I bought our office building at 233 Queen Street South. My, that was a time to remember. I had just bought our cottage in 1999 with a hope and a prayer and was renovating an old stone house on Fiddlers Green for resale. At this time, Boyce was still in high school. I remember the day clearly. We lived around the corner on Herkimer so I went by the old Corner Store on the corner of Queen and Charlton regularly. Sitting at the light I looked sideways at the neglected building where the windows were papered over and the sad sign in the window read that the building was now in the hands of the lender. I immediately thought that it would be quite the deal...

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Trade Disputes Dampening the Economy

Trade Disputes Dampening the Economy

The ongoing US-China trade dispute will continue to play a major role in dampening the US economy. According to Benjamin Tal’s recent article, more and more studies are debunking Trump’s claim that Chinese companies are bearing the brunt of the tariffs. While in fact,...
Variable Rate Update: July 2019

Variable Rate Update: July 2019

There is a general consensus among CDN economists is that we can expect a 0.25% rate drop in the next year, which would bring Prime from 3.95% to 3.70%. The US Federal Reserve (the equivalent to our Bank of Canada) has hinted at 2 x 0.25% rate drops in the coming...