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4 More Tips for Homebuyers

Buying a home is a major milestone in your life. For most people, the money they invest in their home is the most money they have ever spent. With all that is riding on this investment, and all the ...

The 3 Hottest Neighbourhoods in Toronto

Mercer’s quality of living index, which considers several factors including the economy, politics, environment, infrastructure, public transport, health, and recreation and housing to determine t...

Rising Mortgage Rates May Not Be as Bad as You Think

After some of the dust has settled on four major banks moving up their mortgage interest rates, we see that the economy hasn’t collapsed around us. Housing prices are down from its all-time ...

CMHC Report – Housing Starts Down Across the Nation

In the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation's latest monthly release about housing starts, they show that housing starts are down across Canada. The starts are well below the average trend line...

Going Green: Two Things You Should Look for in a Home That Will Make It Environmentally Friendly

Air pollution was the cause of 7700 premature deaths in Canada in 2015. It is estimated that this death toll and illnesses contracted because of air pollution in Canada cost $36 billion in that one...

Should I Buy a Home Now or Wait and Save More Money?

Home ownership isn’t just a financial investment, it’s a personal, emotional investment. This means that, unfortunately, people make the decision to buy a home emotionally, rather than logicall...

Should I Pay Off My Student Debt Before Buying a Home?

When you start earning a steady income in your early twenties, the temptation to buy a home kicks in. On the first of every month when you sign that rent cheque, the thought will cross your mind. E...

Is It a Good Idea to Pay off my Mortgage with my RRSP?

With mortgage rates on the rise (three banks just raised their mortgage rates), and 47% of mortgages up for renewal at the same time, many people may be wondering if they should just sell some inve...

The Hot Toronto Condo Market May Not Be Cooling Down Anytime Soon

The Toronto condo market is getting a bad rap lately. Not only have condo prices risen nearly 40% since last year even while detached, semi-detached, and townhome prices are falling, but condo sup...

Brantford - The Best Place to Buy Real Estate in Canada

Where’s the best place to buy real estate in Canada? Toronto? Vancouver? Montreal? Ottawa? Surprisingly, it’s none of these. Rather, the best city to buy real estate in Canada is Brantford,...

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