Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2019

Season’s Greetings!

I get a little mushy this time of year, partly because I love Christmas and the whole holiday season. Plus, I’m grateful for my circumstances. I’m healthy, love what I’m doing, totally in love with my sweetie pie Donna, and live in one of the very best countries in the whole wide world (Canada). For all of that, I’m extremely grateful. From my wife Donna and I, to you and your loved ones, the very best in holiday wishes. To everyone, may you have internal peace, happiness, and a fabulous 2019.

Borrowing and Lending Money from Registered Funds in Canada

6 Things to Know About RRSP Mortgages: A Legal Perspective.

Do you have a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) in Canada? Are you unhappy with the financial performance of your RRSP? Are you looking for better investment returns in your RRSP? Or are you looking to borrow money? Perhaps you don’t want to borrow from a bank, credit union, or broker? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might find it attractive to use an RRSP mortgage. This blog post focuses on the legal aspects of lending and borrowing money from an RRSP as a mortgage, but it also applies to other Canadian registered investment funds like Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF), Registered Education Saving Plans (RESP), and Tax-free Savings Accounts (TFSA).

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New Year in Real Estate: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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A (GREAT!) Year in Review and Some New Plans.

Well, 2017 is done and dusted. We can’t look back without being pleased, but it wouldn’t be a year in review without some thoughts about what’s happening in 2018 with our corner of the real estate world.

My website, Investorlawyer.ca/BarryMcGuire.ca, continues to grow, both in content and traffic. Continue reading

Season’s Greetings

Barry and Donna McGuire with Santa Claus.

Joy and Peace to All for the Holidays!

Who knew Santa was Italian?! He showed up at our favourite store, Italian Centre Shop, and insisted we have a picture with him.

Donna and I are delighted to have this opportunity to wish everyone the very best of the holiday season. We’re taking a little break till after New Years, but then we’ll be back to posting about Canadian real estate, property law, and creative investment strategies. Thanks for your support and stay tuned for more!

Spring Cleaning


Lately, there has been some vigorous spring cleaning going on behind the scenes here at Investor Lawyer. This is the result of merging the old barrymcguire.ca into this blog. It has sometimes interrupted the regularity of our podcast, but we’re almost done! For the next few weeks, we’re excited to be migrating the rest of the great content from the old site—freshly revised and squeaky clean.




*Cropped photo from flickr by Julie G.
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Summer Days

We have been enjoying the hot, sunny weather this last while.  The garden is bursting with gorgeous tomatoes, bean, peas, cucumbers, and of course… garlic! 🙂

We’ve also been working intensively with the select group of real estate investors who are part of our Rapid Cash Flow program. It is wonderful to see their progress and help them achieve their goals.

Stay tuned for new podcasts in September and thanks for visiting us here at Investor Lawyer.