BGRS Relocard Surcharges

***Thanks to the efforts of people working on behalf of all relocating members, a solution has now been found to address this problem!*** ************* BGRS Relocard surcharges have become a real issue. As you can read in the Facebook post below (click on the FB icon or here to see the full text), there are some transactions that cannot be paid on the relocard; they have to be paid by Direct Funds Transfer (DFT). A DFT is subject to a surcharge that the Member must pay (minimum $30, maximum … [Read more...]

Heading back to Africa

After an amazing trip to southeast Asia for a month in Nov/Dec, including a 5-day stopover in Israel over Christmas on the way home, I'll shortly be heading back out to Africa!  This trip will be three weeks, and in the same region (Siaya, Kenya) as I was back in October.  Really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and getting to know some new friends. My time in Asia at the end of 2013 helped me more deeply understand that poverty isn't about a lack of money as much as it's a lack … [Read more...]

Off To Kenya!

As many of you know, I am on staff with Hungry For Life International, and will be traveling to Seje, Kenya this October with a wonderful group of folks from Stittsville, Ontario (near Ottawa).  You can follow our trip blog at this link! Part of the project is the development of a school for orphan children.  Some of these children are "economic orphans", who have living parents but their family is so poor that, for some, the only meal they eat is the one they receive at the school.  We … [Read more...]

What motivates me

Here is the main reason I do my job. Yes, I enjoy practicing real estate; I love helping people through big steps. But the most important part is that it enables me to follow my calling. … [Read more...]

My purpose

Millions live below the poverty line and are denied education.  Millions become victims of human trafficking and the sex trade every year because they have no advocate. … [Read more...]

Following my calling

The world's children have tugged at my heart strings every time I have traveled in developing countries. Each of us is called to a purpose greater than ourselves.  They are mine. … [Read more...]

Thank You

My clients and colleagues have graciously enabled my travels to Africa and Asia these past few years, for which I am incredibly grateful. Thank you!   … [Read more...]

495 Frye Lane – Buck Lake

Ten year old custom built three bedroom home with 417 feet on clean, deep Buck Lake.  ICF construction from foundation to roof.  Double car garage on main level, plus oversized single heated garage/workshop on lower level.  Fully finished walkout lower level with large windows and patio doors.  Well designed homes includes solid cherry kitchen with granite counters, large master suite, 9 foot ceilings on main level, den, great room, morning room and sun room.  Deck, screened porch with hot tub, … [Read more...]

All About Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage insurance makes it possible for homebuyers to purchase a home using a lower down payment. The Canadian Bank Act prohibits most federally regulated lending institutions from providing mortgages without mortgage loan insurance for amounts that exceed 80% of the value of the home or purchases with less than 20% down payment. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Genworth Financial are two companies that offer Mortgage Loan insurance. For more information please visit … [Read more...]

1073 Featherstone Court

Two-storey freehold townhome on a quiet cul-de-sac in desirable Westpark subdivision, appealing to first time home buyers and the discriminating investor.  Ceramic tile in entry leading to large living room/dining room and bright, open kitchen with oak cabinets.  Carpet-free main level features powder room and entrance from attached garage.  Find 3 good sized bedrooms and a large 4-piece bath upstairs, including fresh paint and newly installed laminate flooring.  Basement is partially finished … [Read more...]