As everyone knows the US real estate market has taken a huge hit in the past two years due to the sub prime mortgage crisis, which triggered the recession we are currently in. This has created a tremendous opportunity for real estate investors that may never be seen again in our lifetime. Properties are selling anywhere from $.30 to $.60 on the dollar from their previous values. Most cities have not seen property values this low since the 70’s and 80’s, it’s absolutely unbelievable the amount of opportunity in the United States right now! The current wave of foreclosures are still from 2007 and 2008 and a lot of lenders have not released the 2009 foreclosures for sale. We feel there is still a 3 to 5 year window of opportunity in the United States to take advantage of this opportunity. This will be one of the greatest wealth transfers ever seen in the history of mankind. With the Canadian dollar hovering around par it gives us Canadian investors exceptional buying power in the United States. Come and join us today to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity and learn how to do it properly! Avoid double taxation, over taxation, paying too much for properties, paying too much for renovations and locating and building your power team, plus much more. During this webinar our guests George E. Dube and Peter Cuttini-B.Math will be discussing how Canadians invest into the U.S. In particular going over some of the pro's and con's of various investment structures and the tax consequences associated with the different choices available. George E. Dube Partner George E. Dube jointly established what is now known as Dube & Associates Chartered Accountants LLP in 1997 after several years with national accounting firms. George is a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Master of Accounting Program, in which he completed a double specialization in Taxation and Public Accounting. In addition to this, George has also completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ two-year in In-Depth Taxation Course. A veteran real estate accountant and investor whose practice focuses on providing the knowledge and tools clients need to increase and preserve the value of their businesses, George is a frequent guest speaker at an assortment of meetings, events and workshops throughout the year. There, he addresses a variety of tax and accounting topics with implications for real estate investors, with a particular focus on tax strategies. He speaks about ways investors can improve communication with their accountants and better organize their financial affairs. George also updates listeners about how their businesses are impacted by rule changes in the accounting and tax industries. In addition to his spoken work, George has written and contributed to many national and regional publications. His writings include 2 books in which he co-authored, 81 Financial and Tax Tips for the Canadian Real Estate Investor: Expert Money-Saving Advice on Accounting and Tax Planning (Campbell, Murji and Dube: Wiley 2010) and Legal Tax and Accounting Strategies for the Canadian Real Estate Investor (Cohen and Dube: Wiley 2010). George also co-developed the accountant-in-a-box program (www.accountantinabox.ca). George has a long-time commitment to family, church, community and professional service. He balances his professional commitments by spending time with his wife Robin and their two children. Peter Cuttini-B.Math, CA, CPA Partner Peter is a graduate of the University of Waterloo Math Accounting Program. Upon receiving his Chartered Accountant designation, Peter was employed as Tax Manager in the Real Estate Department of a national accounting firm. Peter then joined a mid-sized regional firm as a partner for a number of years where he received his U.S. Certified Professional Accountant designation. Peter has recently joined practices with George Dube. In addition to this, Peter has also completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ two-year in In-Depth Taxation Course. As a U.S. CPA, Peter has provided significant knowledge and expertise to his clients who are working, doing business or investing in the United States. He has advised his clients on a variety of structures that have minimized their tax and legal liability in the United States and Canada. Peter will also ensure the completion of the necessary U.S. and Canadian tax returns and related disclosures and election forms. Peter works with a number of U.S. lawyers who are expertise in cross border transactions on behalf of his clients. Peter has given a number of presentations on cross border real estate investing. He has also begun writing articles for a national real estate magazine. Peter is currently expanding his real estate portfolio with George, in Canada and the United States, Peter has a long-time commitment to family, community and professional service. He currently is the Chairman of a local hospital foundation. He balances his professional commitments by spending time with his wife Sandra and his daughter Sara. Peter is also an avid golfer and enjoys his time on the golf course.