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Amortization and your mortgage – what you should know

Statistically, you’ll likely have a mortgage at some point in your life. Approximately 9 out of 10 Canadian homeowners aged...

How to decide between variable-rate and fixed-rate mortgages

Congratulations! You’ve found the house you want to call home. Your offer has been accepted and a closing date is...

Take a break! 5 ways to save on taxes as a homeowner this year

It’s everyone’s favourite time of year – tax season! Whether you have an accountant or you prefer to complete your...

The difference between getting pre-qualified and getting pre-approved

Before you decide on a real estate agent or attend that first open house, there’s a rather important step you...

How Climate Change is Impacting the Homebuying Market

There’s little doubt about the impact climate change has on our planet. In fact, according to the United Nations Environmental...

Should You Consider a Reverse Mortgage?

Using your home as collateral for a loan is not a new concept. But what if we told you that...

Bridging the Gap – is Bridge Financing Right for You?

What if the closing time between the purchase of your new home and the sale of your current home is...

The First-time Homebuyer’s Guide – Everything You Need to Know!

It can be intimidating to buy your first home. Aside from the huge financial commitment it takes, the journey to...

From the Experts: Tips to Simplify Your Next Home Improvement

Partner Interview: bidmii “The biggest piece of advice anyone gets when tackling a home improvement project is to make sure...

Things to Avoid Doing Before Closing

It’s important to know that the purchase of a home is not 100% secured until you have the keys to...

Saving for a Mortgage down Payment

Saving for a mortgage down payment can seem like a daunting task to both new homebuyers and those who have...

How to Find the Perfect Neighbourhood for You

Finding the right place to live is a tricky task. Aside from the obvious challenge in finding a house that...

The 5 Best Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

There’s no sugarcoating it, buying a home in a seller’s market can be a serious headache. Homebuying at the best...

5 Low-cost Ways to Add Value When Selling Your Home

Source: (Pixabay) You don’t need to spend big money to increase the value of your home. You can avoid major...

From the Experts: Understanding Home Warranty

Partner interview: blanket universal home warranty “Our coverage fills the gap that a standard homeowner’s policy does not cover.” If...

From the Experts: Everything You Didn’t Know About Junk Removal

Partner interview: JUSTJUNK® – junk removal services “We donate any reusable furniture, electronics, clothing and homewares to local charities. Even...

The 5 Professionals You Want on Your Homebuying Team

  Editor’s Note: The following list was written based on Canadian real estate and numbers 4 & 5 of this...

From the Experts: How to Make Your Move-in Day Less Stressful

Partner interview: PODS Moving & Storage “The most important thing people can do when looking for moving and storage providers...

The Difference Between a Deposit and a Down Payment

When you’re preparing to buy a house for the first time, a lot of new information comes at you fast....

Making the Offer: Understanding the Conditions on a Real Estate Offer

Getting ready to make an offer of purchase on a house is an incredibly exciting moment. As with any other...