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Estate planning for your digital assets

Digital assets are not nearly as easy to retrieve as physical assets

Further to an earlier blog post entitled 'Securing your digital assets' - another article , this time authored by the Drake University, takes the issue further.

What will happen to your Facebook account when you die?

What about all your photos shared on social media, your texts with loved ones, or documents on cloud-storage systems?

In just the two-year period from 2012 to 2014, humans produced more data than in all of human civilization before that – and the pace is only accelerating.

It’s not clear what people’s digital presences will look like in years to come, but it’s sure that an increasing number of people will be creating and accumulating growing reams of data until the day they die. But then what?

Empty homes tax - a new budjet blow for landlords

Landlords face fresh blow with empty homes tax

Property investors face another hit from the Budget as empty homes could be hit by a 100 per cent council tax premium.

The move, announced by chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond during the 22 November 2017 Budget, has been described as "crippling" for buy-to-let investors.

Today Mr Hammond gave local councils the ability to increase the council tax premium on empty homes from 50 per cent to 100 per cent.

ReDev Properties announce unconditional sale of Daly Grove Centre

Another successful ReDev Plaza project sold in 2017

TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2017 /CNW/ – Richard Crenian, President of ReDev Properties Ltd., is pleased to announce the unconditional agreement to sell Daly Grove Centre located at 4205-4259 23rd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. CBRE, Edmonton was engaged as the broker for the vendor.

UK Housing Market Headed For Crash Experts Warn

Experts Warn Of UK Housing Crash

The UK housing market could face a crash to rival the one that buckled the economy in the early 1990s, experts have warned.

Despite a 1.1 per cent growth in the housing market during June, experts are concerned that the prospects are less than clement, with some predicting a particularly gloomy future for homeowners.

Professor Paul Cheshire of the London School of Economics, has said: “The current house price ratio is unaffordable. Wages are failing to keep up with inflation and the housing market is overheated.

ReDev Properties Ltd. and its President Richard Crenian Announces the sale of Whitemud Crossing
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Another ReDev Canadian shopping plaza sold creating value for investors

TORONTO, /CNW/ – Richard Crenian, President of ReDev Properties Ltd., is pleased to announce the closing of the sale of Whitemud Crossing located at 4211 106th Street, Edmonton Alberta. A national real estate brokerage firm was used as the broker for the vendor.

Whitemud Crossing, purchased in 2005, has over 93,300 square feet of rentable retail space in one of Edmonton’s major areas. The property is currently fully leased with an excellent mixture of local and national tenants.

ReDev Announce Sale Of 105 St Government Building In Edmonton

Another successful ReDev profitable sale completion

TORONTO , April 5, 2016 - Richard Crenian , President of ReDev Properties Ltd., is pleased to announce the sale of 105 Street Government Building located at 10242 – 105 Street Edmonton, Alberta , Canada. 

Colliers was engaged as the Broker for the Vendor

Purchased in 2005, the 105 Street Government Building is a 94,901 square foot office building on .432 acres of land in the Edmonton Central Business District, minutes from the exciting Ice District of Edmonton (www.icedistrict.com).

The property is fully leased with ground floor retail.

This offering attracted significant interest when marketed, and was sold to a long established private development and construction firm, currently active in the Western market place.

Canada's Leading Shopping Mall Developer - ReDev - Ends 2015 On A High Despite Market Dips

ReDev Canadian shopping malls continue to deliver for passive income investors

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2015

ReDev Properties Ltd. is set to ring in the New Year on a high, with hints to greater attention to what the company believes is an enticing market for investors West of Ontario.

Despite market fluctuations, including the downward pressure on Canadian oil prices and the contraction in the energy sector, the company's strong performance indicates long-term growth for ReDev Properties with several successful transactions this year.

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