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Snow Tires

Posted date : Sep 30, 2019

What do most snowbirds do about snow tires if you are heading south in January and coming home in May?

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Doubly Blessed!!

Posted date : Sep 30, 2019

Returning from our usual winter in Florida last year, I consulted my family doctor for a slightly swollen neck. Turns out that it was a very fast-moving lymphoma and before you could say Bob’s my uncle, I was in the middle of chemo.

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Selling U.S. Property

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019

I am considering selling my U.S. condo and wonder if you have any advice on this. I have owned it for 10 years and it has gone up in value, so I know that I will pay capital gains tax in the U.S. Will the profit be counted as income in Canada?

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Spring Bird Talk Issues

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019

There are two issues raised in the Bird Talk of the spring issue on page 8, where I am questioning your response: (1) There is no withholding tax on a U.S. sale of less than $250,000. (2) In Canada, we are required to report any real estate transaction of more than $100,000 at purchase.

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Issue 111

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019

CSANews Issue 111 – Summer 2019 Edition – In this issue : Portugal Revisited – The Best Places to Travel in Summer – Retirement Blind Spots – DNA Tests – Secrets Revealed

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Real Estate Ownership in California

Posted date : May 30, 2019

My husband and I bought a house in California two years ago, as “Husband and Wife as Joint Tenants.” I’ve been reading some information recently that’s making me wonder if we should transfer it to a “Revocable Trust” to avoid costly probate and extraordinary fees. The purchase price was $168,000. The current value is more […]

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Issue 110

Posted date : May 30, 2019

My job jar is full and it is definitely my fault. After a wonderful winter break without red tide, hurricanes or fires to deal with, and with a few games of golf, beach days and exploring under our belts, it is time to pay for my past sins of procrastination.   Before leaving Canada in […]

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RV purchase

Posted date : May 14, 2019

We are considering purchasing a trailer from another couple in Alberta. The trailer remains year-round in a California RV park. Is there anything to be cautious or aware of with regard to insurance and registration of the unit? I will be going to California to view the unit in person before purchase. Bruce Andrusiak Edmonton, […]

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Dental work

Posted date : May 14, 2019

My wife is looking at getting implants at a dentist in Los Algodones and we are wondering if anyone else has had any experience with this, or if CSA has any recommendations with regards to this. David Meace Edmonton AB Response : Ed.: Our recommendation at this time is similar to the Canadian government’s travel […]

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Issue 109

Posted date : May 10, 2019

  Just another day…another dollar. Well, not quite – actually, it was $30.8 billion dollars. That’s with a “B.” That was the total sales in ONE DAY for the Chinese special day called “Single’s Day.” Some bright young (or old) person came up with the idea as a counterpoint to Valentine’s Day. Not everyone has […]

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