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Reasons to Rent: Why You Should Never Rush a Condo Buy

A condo is a very large investment. For one, it costs a heck of a lot of money – and in many cases, your purchase will be costing you more in the first few months as you pay off loans and fix the place up. However, as property investments go, owning a condominium is a good way to increase the value of some of your equity, and if the condominium’s board of owners allows it, you could be putting some of that money to work by renting your condo out. Like any big purchase, however, it’s important to be extremely mindful of the cons before you jump on the pros of a purchase as a reason to buy anything in the condominium market. If you feel like you’re ready to make a big property decision in your life, it’s important to know whether or not getting a condominium is really what you want – not just now, but three, five, ten years from now as well. So let’s go over six very simple reasons why rushing to buy a condo is never a wise move, even at the sight of what seems like a great deal: A Condo Is A Long-term Investment Don’t go into a condo buy thinking that the price tag you see is about as much as you’ll have to afford. Condo owners, regardless of whether they’re paying mortgage or not, still have to pay monthly maintenance fees and premiums for fire insurance, etc. It will most certainly take a little while before your big condominium purchase will make you money. The factors that you’ll be depending on include the strength of the housing market in the near and far future, and the interest for condominiums in your area. If you’re buying a condo in order to watch its value rise for a resale later on, or to rent it out to couples and families in the area, then you’ll do best to speak with a professional investment advisor about what options are safest for you and your money. Otherwise, buy a condo to live in it. And if it’ll make you some money in the future, great. In fact, you...

Canada Cares: Youth Programs and the National Parks

Canada Cares: Youth Programs and the National Parks

Oct 30, 2015

National parks are protected areas of stunning countryside that house a diverse mixture of flora and fauna. Canada currently has 37 national parks spread out over its 13 provinces with plans to add many more over the coming years. National parks are ideal places to take children whether for camping holidays or a short visit, and many parks offer games and activities that appeal to kids of all ages. Parks Canada has introduced a number of programs designed to get children interested in nature and encourage them to spend time in some of the most breathtakingly beautiful places the world has to offer. Learn to Camp Camping vacations are ideal ways to experience the great outdoors and teach children valuable skills that will last a lifetime. For families that have yet to experience the fun of a camping trip, Parks Canada offers camping lessons to help prepare children for their first outdoor adventures. Experienced guides are on hand to teach children how to put up a tent, how to cook outdoors and what equipment is necessary for a safe and enjoyable camping trip. Camping is only allowed in designated areas of national parks, and it is advisable to check with Parks Canada to see which parks offer camping amenities. My Parks Pass The My Parks Pass is a fantastic scheme that gives children currently in Grade 8 free entry to all national parks for a year whether they visit with their family or as part of a school trip. The scheme also gives students the opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to a national park, historic site, or marine conservation area for their entire class. Parents of grade 8 pupils can order a My Parks Pass online from the main website. Off-roading is one of the best ways to explore everything that Canada’s national parks have to offer, and a Atlantic Dodge dealer can offer some excellent deals on four-wheel drive vehicles. Heritage Chocolate What better way to get kids interested in the outdoors than by offering them chocolate? Heritage chocolate events are held at various historic sites and are designed to teach children about the role chocolate production has played in Canada’s...

5 Ideas for your NYC Winter Vacation

5 Ideas for your NYC Winter Vacation

Jan 25, 2015

What other place can compare to New York City? One of the most visited cities in the world brings to you amazing experiences and events. The city is replete with so many sites that you may have to extend your holiday. Day and night, there seems to be something which you can do. Before going to New York, you have to plan carefully, there are so many places and events which you can go to, and you will have to manage your time well because of the famed New York minute, time really moves rapidly in this city. The city is a 24 hour phenomenon so there is no shut out of the activities once darkness falls. If you want to visit parks and relax, there is Central Park.  If you want to get a load of history, there are museums like the Metropolitan Museum of art and the American Museum of natural history. If you want to visit monuments, the Statue of Liberty is a global phenomenon. Entertainment venues like Madison Square Garden and Radio City music hall will leave you begging for more. Bronx zoo offers you an opportunity to enjoy wildlife from all over the world. Little Italy and Chinatown offer cultural diversity while the Brooklyn botanical gardens offer biodiversity. There is simply so much and so many places one can visit in New York City.  The following are several of the many events in the city and you can find tickets on halls.com among many other reputable sites.  Before purchasing, make sure the dates of the show falls on your vacation time. If not, there are many other great shows to chose from! New York Boat Show This winter retreat with your family and friends to the New York boat show at Javits Centre. The event which started on the 21st of this month ends on the 25th of January, which should be a good way to end your weekend. There will be an antique engine display with engines from the early 1900s, 1907 and 1908 to be specific. Some of the exhibitors will be Albertson Marine, All Island Marine, Fossati group and many others (image by Mike). Bob Marley birthday tribute Bob...