Showing posts with label Canada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canada. Show all posts

Friday, November 1, 2013

How Money Flows in Game Theory

English: The original controller for the Ameri...
English: The original controller for the American Xbox video game console, sometimes called the "Duke" controller. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Gaming has become a phenomenon that has now seeped into the daily life of the average individual. In Ontario, almost 61% of all households have a gaming console. This excludes those that play on computers and not on consoles. The total number of gamers is far greater. With over $ 1.7 Billion spent according to the RateSupermaket infographic on video gaming cost, Canadians are looking to get out and get amongst the action.

The average games spends roughly $ 900 on gaming. This includes buying consoles and an average of fifteen and a half new games a year. Currently, the Nintendo Wii U is the cheapest console as compared to the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One which are 400 and 500 dollars as each. Consoles depreciate a lot too with resale prices being as low as a hundred dollars for the previous Xbox 360. Canada being the third largest gaming population in the world, almost $84 million being spent on games alone.

This brings to light the growth of the gaming industry which has shifted from its niche arcade roots to games which are as grand as movies, both in conceptualization as well as making. The domain of the rich has had the addition of the geeky gamer in it and the wealth of that gamer is still to grow. In 2010-11, the gaming industry in Canada grew almost over 11 percent making it a market which is not only large with almost two billion dollars being spent in Canada alone but also a market which is growing at a steady and strong rate.

It is not a phenomena now, it is a proper player in a market that is growing with promise. Perhaps the greatest factor is the fact that there are a lot of people who don’t put a price on entertainment, which is primarily what the games cater to. The amount of money they spend on entertainment is a large amount to say the least.

With games such as FIFA and Need for Speed running successful franchises which have been running for over two decades, the demand is undying. And it is a blatant lie to say that only young people game with Canada’s average gamer being over thirty years old. Another surprising fact is the number of females that now play games. In what has been called by draconian sources as a predominantly male society, and in an industry which manufactures and caters to a net worth of close to two billion dollars, females comprise of over 46 percent of the total gaming population.

The gaming industry has created a subculture with its own financial system to ensure that the previously underground circuit now receives as much attention as required. The marketing costs for some game titles run into millions and rival those of automobile manufacturers making much more expensive products. For the potential gamer there are now better and more prudent finance decisions that are available. Buying used games has become an alternative way of tapping into the market of previous titles. Consoles become much cheaper and for the gamer who is simply learning the ropes, getting a decent rig is relatively inexpensive as compared to the amount of entertainment that can be gained from it. According to RateSupermaket infographic on video gaming cost over $300 CAD, over 90 percent of Canadian children are gamers. This observance states that the market for the spending gamer is going to increase massively. If 90 percent of children play a computer game then a lot of them will continue to do so when they become adults and active participants in the market. Hence the way to go for games is only up.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Large Demand for Realtors

Picture of a residential block in South Barrie.
Picture of a residential block in South Barrie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Purchasing or selling propriety is one of the greatest financial transactions that people make. Therefore, before anything else, you will need to assure that you find a reputable real estate agent to supervise the sale or the acquisition, and get you a fabulous deal.

Many individuals tend to select an agent simply by considering the recommendations that they receive from their relatives and friends, or just after reading an ad in the local newspaper. However, things are not that easy, and if you really want to hire a professional agent, you will need to invest some time and effort. But, it will all pay off, and you will be very satisfied with your decision. Barrie is one of Canada’s fastest residential towns with a plethora of homes on the market. Therefore, because the demand is so high, the number of realtors is constantly growing as well.

Over the past few years, there has been a large demand for realtors in Barrie because people want to know. Nevertheless, real estate jobs in Barrie are not for everyone, and in spite of the market boom, experience is required to achieve success. Here’s how to find a good contractor:

1. Ask your acquaintances for recommendations. Your friends and relatives can make a few suggestions; still you cannot hire somebody just because one of your buddies said it’s alright. Plus, you should not hire an agent simply because you like his personality. The Barrie real estate market may be on the rise, but this doesn’t mean everyone is competent enough to get you a good deal

2. Select a reputable real estate agency in Barrie, and then ask them to recommend someone. This is one of the best things that you could do to find a trustworthy real estate agent. Providing that the agency is professional, and has a certain reputation, then all the realtors working with it will be qualified, and they will do their best to help you get a terrific deal.

3. Stay away from “dual agencies”. These agencies represent the seller and the buyer, at the same time. However, it’s very hard to be unbiased in these situations, thus one of the parties will be disadvantaged.

4. Select an agent who handles proprieties in your price range. This is very important, because if you hire an agent specialized in high-end proprieties, while you need to stick to a certain budget, he will not do his best to find you a great offer.

5. Opt for an agent who cares. It is vital to collaborate with a realtor who will listen to you, your concerns and desires, and who is willing to try to help you find what you need. Plus, the real estate transactions can be quite intricate, and confusing, thus your agent has to be patient, and explain you all the terms calmly, before signing the deal.

6. Hire an agent who works on your schedule. If you can visit houses only during the weekend, and your agent does not work in those days, then you should start looking somewhere else. It is essential to select a real estate agents whose program will match yours, as this way he will be available to help you, and answer your questions whenever you need, and your collaboration will be more profitable.

7. And finally, it is advisable to hire a realtor who can provide other types of services too. For instance, it would be useful if your agent could also arrange a house inspection, carry on a comprehensive study of your propriety’s worth, and refer you to specialized real estate attorneys, and lending experts.

Yes, the demand for realtors in Barrie is off the roof, and a real estate career in Barrie might sound extremely promising. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean you can confide in everyone.

Author Bio
RE/MAX Chay is a local real estate brokerage in Barrie Ontario, They are looking for new agents and offer training and education for people to have a successful real estate career.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Most Profitable Location to Invest in Land (BC, Northern Ontario and Nova Scotia)

Harbour of Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia Français :...
Harbour of Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia Français : Port de Peggys Cove, Nouvelle-Écosse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In recent times, Canada has seen a rise in her real estate development, with a special focus on land investment. Visitors and residents alike have continued to show a lot more interest in this particular venture, taking their time to acquire lands for possible future property developments, be it for a personal home, commercial purpose or any other property venture. 

Though prospective investors still continue to be at a dilemma as to which areas to invest in land and be profitable, be it on a short term or a long term basis. On this note, 3 particular areas have been identified are being concentrated on due to their special attributes and this includes British Columbia (BC), Northern Ontario and Nova Scotia

Why you should have a land investment in British Columbia

British Columbia currently is one of North America’s most competitive and vibrant places to engage in business. The province is well known for high sustainable environmental standards which is a huge attraction for international markets. 

Deutsch: Boot in Nova Scotia
Deutsch: Boot in Nova Scotia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Located on Canada’s pacific coast, British Columbia is strategically located such that the rest of the world is easily accessible; also having a land investment in BC puts you strategically to also locate other world markets in Europe, Asia as well as North America. You are also exposed to the opportunity in cross-border trade, thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement which helps you to manage duty free access to other profitable markets in the United States and Mexico. 

BC is also known for a low tax system, modernized regulation which will definitely see you maximizing your profits with time. When it comes to ongoing research on technology advancement and innovations for the obvious betterment of people and the world as a whole, British Columbia has definitely taken the forefront; so why else would you not want to have a land investment in such a profitable area.

Why you should have a land investment in Northern Ontario

The first point you should take into consideration as a good reason for having a land investment in Northern Ontario is the fact that the cost of land for sale in Northern Ontario is relatively low, an attraction for any investor. 

Apart from acquisition, building costs as well as labor are equally quite low, competitive and just right for the land investor. With regards to doing business and access to a huge number of amenities, Northern Ontario has always been a preferred choice, because of its equally tactical location. 

The region has also grown its diverse economy such that there are now branches into advanced manufacturing and production, the information communication technology sector has also recorded tremendous growth with new innovations and implementations, which has given rise to the likes of alternative energy etc. 

This is a concept that is growing with progress on a daily basis and not to forget, the equal advancement of the health sciences. All of these advancement signals nothing more than profitability, so once again, why should you not take advantage and have your land investment in Northern Ontario.

Why you should have land investments in Nova Scotia:

Lighthouse of Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia
Lighthouse of Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First of all, Nova Scotia has shown quite immense popularity with the rest of the world in that its country-like presentation makes the place quite appealing. The area is also quite laid back and relaxed and is also gathering a lot of momentum with regards to business development. 

Acquiring land here is also affordable and easily done. As long you are planning to have a land investment, Nova Scotia presents a great choice of location as analysts and experts have predicted that the area, in a few years to come would definitely be a tropical paradise, a haven of real estate goodness.
In essence, you ought to take advantage of the opportunities presented in these three areas and invest now as you would undoubtedly profit immensely in a short time. 

The three locations discussed above continue to gain unrestricted popularity in the real estate world and if you really want to amass good business in land investment, then you should take action now. Economy now includes critical mass in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, information communication technology, alternative energy, and health sciences.

Author Bio
This article was written by David Darga, with his insight into where the best locations to invest in land currently are within Canada. is a great place to find and purchase vacant land within BC, Northern Ontatio and Nova Scotia

Monday, September 23, 2013

Economic development of Canada's East Coast

Lighthouse of Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia
Lighthouse of Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Without a doubt, Natural resources have obviously seen a dramatic change and increase in Canada, especially within the east coast areas, as more and more skilled labour continue to influx the country, certain areas within the east coast area continue to stand out with regards to economic boom, real estate investment and industrial growth. These select areas have definitely shown their prowess with regards to the way forward. In this write up, highlight will be given on three specific areas that have shown tremendous growth with regards to development over the years in the areas of industrial growth, real estate and economic increase; these provinces include Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Halifax.

Nova Scotia, first of all is a very beautiful province located within the eastern coast of Canada. The breathtaking landscape that can only spell the word “prosperity”. 

Without a doubt, this alone is the first attraction the province gets with regards to continuous movement of people, goods and services. The presence of natural resources have also affected the price of real estate in such a way that vacant lands as well as commercial buildings are now priced at a competitive low and affordable rate just to signify a considerable growth and consistency within the real estate industry. 

Secondly, due to the continuous rise in industries and on-going rise in technology innovations, the province is also witnessing a good number of increase in job offerings, hence the need for more skilled labour into Nova Scotia. The presence of natural resources has put Nova Scotia on the world map, so if you are thinking of a province with a lot potential growth in every area irrespective of the world's economic recession, land for sale in Nova Scotia sure has a chance of coming out on top and being a good investment.
Fishing Boats in Yarmouth, NS
Fishing Boats in Yarmouth, NS (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another rising area within the eastern coast of Canada equally having a great impact on the economy of the country with regards to natural resources is New Brunswick. The province has also witnessed own fair share of downgrading, due to an unsustainable long term plan for economic growth which affected the province as a way back in June 2011, when a data research was carried on the province in terms of economic growth prediction. 

Presently, as the province continues to strive in the influx of goods and service; the natural resources possessed by the province has had a good impact with the step up of the economic growth. Today, New Brunswick is seen as a place with a considerable amount of potential with respect to jobs availability, future economic stability and a good location for real estate and property investment. Technology wise, the province has also been able to sustain its technological growth as there is more research conducted just to improve the standard of living of the residents. 

Property availability is also on the increase on a gradual basis due to the competitive growth of the real estate industry in surrounding cities; this has equally affected the cost of properties within the province, making it low and competitive. With this in mind, you can then ask the question, is investment of land for sale in New Brunswick a viable option? The answer is a clear yes; as long as there is potential, and then there is room for profit.
City Hall, Halifax
City Hall, Halifax (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Halifax is another city that has equally shown proper growth with regards to economic growth as a result of the city's natural resources. Real estate in the city has known tremendous increase so much that the situation promises the availability of more jobs as well as a competitive price in the cost of property acquisition. 

Research has also shown there is a rise in the construction of apartment buildings as well as single family homes, a lot more than it used to be about 50 years ago. This growth has definitely proven the city a good spot for property investment and if you are keen on making an investment soon on real estate, then you should give Halifax city a good consideration.

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