January 2018

2017 was a watershed for Canadian housing as some suburban Toronto markets experienced markedly lower prices for the first time in more than a decade. Regulators tightened the rules for mortgage and housing finance. Experts say these changes mean that home buyers will have as much as 20 percent less borrowing power starting early in 2018.

Mortgage fraud-related troubles at alternative lender Home Capital of Toronto and the court-ordered receivership of one of Alberta’s oldest and largest home builders could be harbingers of the beginning of the end of the Canadian housing bubble.

Sadia Book Trailer

Posted on January 17 by Kyle in Teens

We're very thrilled to share the book trailer for Colleen Nelson's YA story on friendship, tradition, and resilience.

Watch the trailer for look at the book.


REVIEWS FOR SADIA BY COLLEEN NELSON

Fifteen-year-old Sadia Ahmadi, a Muslim immigrant from Syria, learns that young voices can still be powerful in Nelson’s story about being loyal to one’s beliefs.

Don’t ask me why, but, being a science editor at a large Dutch newspaper, somehow fate has it I write about incomprehensible stuff mostly. Ripples in spacetime, the interior of the proton, lottery statistics, the Big Bang, reproduction of eels, molecular cars, the Higgs particle: a science editor is supposed to write effortlessly about it all. And I do.
What do you do? It’s a simple question, but so many companies screw it up.

Rather than giving a clear and concise explanation, they pontificate and use puffy language. They talk about how many years the company has been in business, or the exciting projects they’ve recently completed.

If a customer can’t understand your brand in 10 seconds or less, they tune out. This is as true on your website, as it is in person. Your customers are craving clarity. In clear, concise language describe your brand and what makes it unique.