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    Bosma Murder Trial - Weekend Discussion #8

    Please continue discussion here until the trial resumes Monday morning, April 4.

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    Remembering Tim Bosma and waiting for Justice


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    TIM AND HIS DAUGHTER
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    Tim Bosma and his baby daughter
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    Tim and Sharlene Bosma's wedding pic displayed at the memorial for Tim
    from: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/62...hter-to-court/
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    Anyone know for sure who is who in this video ??

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    The guy in the green T-Shirt acts like he would be the mechanic (Andrew Michalski) yet he has been identified as Shane Schlatman in other pictures.

    There is also a picture of SS leaving the court and he looks more like the guy on the right in the video http://www.newspaperpost.com/tag/shane-schlatman/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnie M View Post
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    Anyone know for sure who is who in this video ??

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    The guy in the green T-Shirt acts like he would be the mechanic (Andrew Michalski) yet he has been identified as Shane Schlatman in other pictures.

    There is also a picture of SS leaving the court and he looks more like the guy on the right in the video <snip>

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    SS is the mechanic, and that's him in the green shirt (and leaving court).

    AM was DM's roommate/friend. AM is not physically big like SS (it looks like SS has actually lost weight -- stress maybe).

    Here's a photo of SS with DM:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnie M View Post
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    Anyone know for sure who is who in this video ??



    The guy in the green T-Shirt acts like he would be the mechanic (Andrew Michalski) yet he has been identified as Shane Schlatman in other pictures.

    There is also a picture of SS leaving the court and he looks more like the guy on the right in the video http://www.newspaperpost.com/tag/shane-schlatman/

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    AM is the roommate of DM, and alternate driver in the Mexico race
    SS is the mechanic

    I believe the identification in the video is correct, SS is the one with the green shirt.

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    IMO, NS is only proving how difficult it is to show that DM doesn't have a cash flow problem.

    The text to LW_2 about his father's accountants failing him. And that he needed to seek out a high interest rate loan to close the real estate deal is a better barometer. Proving that much of his assets didn't have the equity needed.

    Yes, he supposedly paid cash for the farm, but how did that tie into the bigger obligation picture?

    If DM defense does not bring in an expert to clarify the DM and Millardair cash situation, it will be hard to convince many of us there was not a cash flow problem.

    I also keep going back to DM's interview with the The Star, and how he emphasized he was not someone who flashed his wealth.

    "“I shop at Costco. I don’t buy expensive clothes. I’m a bargain hunter. I have one Hugo Boss suit, he says.""

    Very different from the picture NS attempted to portray yesterday. $15,000/month on supplies for mainly DM 'things' will get you a lot of stuff at Costco.

    I guess it may have been like father like son.

    “He was frugal with himself and generous to others"

    If he had sufficient equity in his assets, the only reason I can think of for a high interest rate loan is that the Condo was a high risk, which I believe it was not.

    Maybe someone familiar with this type of situation can explain why a high a interest rate loan when DM is portrayed to have assets worth much more than the loan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector_North View Post
    IMO, NS is only proving how difficult it is to show that DM doesn't have a cash flow problem.

    The text to LW_2 about his father's accountants failing him. And that he needed to seek out a high interest rate loan to close the real estate deal is a better barometer. Proving that much of his assets didn't have the equity needed.

    Yes, he supposedly paid cash for the farm, but how did that tie into the bigger obligation picture?

    If DM defense does not bring in an expert to clarify the DM and Millardair cash situation, it will be hard to convince many of us there was not a cash flow problem.

    I also keep going back to DM's interview with the The Star, and how he emphasized he was not someone who flashed his wealth.

    "“I shop at Costco. I don’t buy expensive clothes. I’m a bargain hunter. I have one Hugo Boss suit, he says.""

    Very different from the picture NS attempted to portray yesterday. $15,000/month on supplies for mainly DM 'things' will get you a lot of stuff at Costco.

    I guess it may have been like father like son.

    “He was frugal with himself and generous to others"

    If he had sufficient equity in his assets, the only reason I can think of for a high interest rate loan is that the Condo was a high risk, which I believe it was not.

    Maybe someone familiar with this type of situation can explain why a high a interest rate loan when DM is portrayed to have assets worth much more than the loan.


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    Anyone who who has multiple properties doesn't get the same low rates that people who are only buying their only property get. When you own more than one property, you can only claim one as your primary residence. The other residences are considered investment properties, which naturally carry a higher interest rate and require a higher downpayment. Perhaps if it had been his primary residence, he would have gotten the lower average rate at that time, but the bank likely already knew that it was on the market. Keep in mind, even if it was extremely high interest rates, it would have only been for a month or two until the condo's new owner took possession.

    Not to sound like a broken record, but all that was also explained in court that day, but not tweeted about. It's weird how they only print the stuff that looks bad, but never the explanation for it that makes it look normal. It's almost like its being sensationalized.

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    I'm so happy we have people who understand real estate posting on here because I sure don't understand all the nuances of this topic.

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    In the last thread I heard a lot of mention of how hard it would be to make money cremating pets at $20 each. I'm not sure where some people are getting their pets cremated, but the last time I had to do it, it cost almost $500 by the time I got the little urn back. Perhaps I should have shopped around, but I just went with whoever my vet recommended.

    I looked one company up to see if I could see their price list, and the price I paid wasn't that far off.

    http://www.petsatpeace.ca/Pricing_for_website_page.pdf

    According to their price list it costs over $200 just for a budgie or hamster. And a private cremation with the family present (to make sure you get your own pets remains back?) starts at over $500. Each.

    As an aside, there is an interesting Freakenomics podcast that discusses pet cremation at length, and one of the statistics that they mention is that most people who get their pets cremated, even when specifically paying for individual cremation, often end up with an assortment of ashes from different animals in their urn.

    I could see this service being valuable to people whose pets died at home, and who may not have a property where they can bury their deceased pets.

    All my opinion only.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Juballee View Post
    Anyone who who has multiple properties doesn't get the same low rates that people who are only buying their only property get. When you own more than one property, you can only claim one as your primary residence. The other residences are considered investment properties, which naturally carry a higher interest rate and require a higher downpayment. Perhaps if it had been his primary residence, he would have gotten the lower average rate at that time, but the bank likely already knew that it was on the market. Keep in mind, even if it was extremely high interest rates, it would have only been for a month or two until the condo's new owner took possession.

    Not to sound like a broken record, but all that was also explained in court that day, but not tweeted about. It's weird how they only print the stuff that looks bad, but never the explanation for it that makes it look normal. It's almost like its being sensationalized.

    Thanks, that helps explain his cash flow problem. http://www.ratehub.ca/investment-property

    "Investment Property Mortgage Rates

    So long as you meet the qualification criteria and can make at least the minimum down payment on your investment property, you should qualify for the same mortgage rates and terms as you see on our site – these include fixed, variable and adjustable rate mortgages."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector_North View Post
    Thanks, that helps explain his cash flow problem. http://www.ratehub.ca/investment-property

    "Investment Property Mortgage Rates

    So long as you meet the qualification criteria and can make at least the minimum down payment on your investment property, you should qualify for the same mortgage rates and terms as you see on our site – these include fixed, variable and adjustable rate mortgages."


    Also from that site:



    • It's also important to note that a number of financial institutions don’t offer investment property mortgage products.




    It might be of note that most lenders expect a mortgage contract to last at least a year or more, and few are willing to give that kind of loan short term without much higher interest rates. Some research has pulled up the term Bridge Loan for this kind of short term mortgage. This wiki explains that they usually come with much higher interest rates.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_loan

    I hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juballee View Post
    Anyone who who has multiple properties doesn't get the same low rates that people who are only buying their only property get. When you own more than one property, you can only claim one as your primary residence. The other residences are considered investment properties, which naturally carry a higher interest rate and require a higher downpayment. Perhaps if it had been his primary residence, he would have gotten the lower average rate at that time, but the bank likely already knew that it was on the market. Keep in mind, even if it was extremely high interest rates, it would have only been for a month or two until the condo's new owner took possession.

    Not to sound like a broken record, but all that was also explained in court that day, but not tweeted about. It's weird how they only print the stuff that looks bad, but never the explanation for it that makes it look normal. It's almost like its being sensationalized.
    Investment properties don't "naturally carry a higher interest rate and require a higher downpayment ".

    I own several properties. I just bought and mortgaged another one with almost no down payment. My interest rate is lower than other people I know who bought and mortgaged their principal residence because I have a better established and proven reliable credit and repayment history.

    The bank looked carefully at all of my assets and liabilities and valued my net worth and projected future revenue streams in determining the rate that they were prepared to offer me, which is lower than the posted rates.

    A relative recently remortgaged her house and could only get a rate several points higher than posted because of limited assets and credit history.

    In summary, the rate that a lending institution offers you, relative to others in the market, is determined by your financial credibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Variant View Post
    Investment properties don't "naturally carry a higher interest rate and require a higher downpayment ".

    I own several properties. I just bought and mortgaged another one with almost no down payment. My interest rate is lower than other people I know who bought and mortgaged their principal residence because I have a better established and proven reliable credit and repayment history.

    The bank looked carefully at all of my assets and liabilities and valued my net worth and projected future revenue streams in determining the rate that they were prepared to offer me, which is lower than the posted rates.

    A relative recently remortgaged her house and could only get a rate several points higher than posted because of limited assets and credit history.

    In summary, the rate that a lending institution offers you, relative to others in the market, is determined by your financial credibility.

    Was your loan a bridge mortgage or for longer than a couple of months? That could also greatly affect the rate.

    I also own several properties and the rates for those loans depended more on how much down payment I was giving and how long I wanted the loan for. I have had to get bridge financing before and I remember the rates being so high that I couldn't believe it and hardly thought it worth it. But in situations like those, the lenders know you are in a bind and charge you greatly for it, not the average rate.

    My opinion only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Variant View Post
    Investment properties don't "naturally carry a higher interest rate and require a higher downpayment ".

    I own several properties. I just bought and mortgaged another one with almost no down payment. My interest rate is lower than other people I know who bought and mortgaged their principal residence because I have a better established and proven reliable credit and repayment history.

    The bank looked carefully at all of my assets and liabilities and valued my net worth and projected future revenue streams in determining the rate that they were prepared to offer me, which is lower than the posted rates.

    A relative recently remortgaged her house and could only get a rate several points higher than posted because of limited assets and credit history.

    In summary, the rate that a lending institution offers you, relative to others in the market, is determined by your financial credibility.
    I have to second this. I recently refinanced my rental properties and my principal residence and got identical very low interest rates for all. It may be in part because I have owned several properties for many years but I can tell you.....you can't give me an interest rate low enough to be a landlord again after these are gone. <S>

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