Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Demand and lack of supply pushing up home sales and prices in Miami

Intense demand for family homes in Miami has resulted in sales and prices surging, especially in the lower prices ranges where there is a lack of supply, according to real estate agents.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Europe cracks down on credit and debit card fees for merchants

BERLIN—The European Union said Wednesday that it plans to cap some credit and debit card fees in a move that would save retailers up to €6 billion euros ($7.9 billion) per year.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Restrictions in Asia Pacific on foreigners buying property unlikely to change

Restrictions for international buyers looking to purchase property in the Asia-Pacific region are unlikely to be lifted in the near future, according to Knight Frank’s latest review of property markets in the area.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Buying a house: Why the numbers 4, 13 and 8 matter

Numbers mean different things in some cultures. The wrong one can lower a home’s value by up to $35,000.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Flaherty stays - better the devil you know

Mortgage brokers may have been ready to burn Jim Flaherty in effigy last year when he tightened the mortgage rules, but yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that Flaherty would remain as finance minister drew a grudging sigh of relief across the channel.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Top 10 things that may trigger an audit of your business

Tax time may have come and gone, but now it’s the Canada Revenue Agency’s turn to scrutinize millions of tax returns. As the numbers of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) continue to grow, the agency is paying particular attention to these returns to ensure tax rules are followed. 

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Asian turmoil adds to investor worries

North American investors have been worrying about Europe for much of the recent past. Now, they have to worry about Asia as well.