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New B-21 Mortgage Rules

New B-21 Mortgage Rules Are Coming. Here’s What to Expect

Buckle in, borrowers: turbulent policy changes are on the way, and they’ll make it even tougher to qualify for a… Read More »

how to profit from a house flip

8 Tips: How to Profit from a House Flip

Thinking of making a quick buck on the hot real estate market? The practice of “flipping” a home – purchasing… Read More »

Pay More for a Condo on a Higher Floor

Should You Pay More for a Condo on a Higher Floor?

A cursory glance at Toronto’s skyline is enough to tell you that the city’s condo boom shows no signs of… Read More »

what home buyers should know about corner lots

What Home Buyers Should Know About Corner Lots

Whenever my wife and I have been in the market for a new home I’ve had a few personal deal… Read More »

What is a HELOC

What the Heck is a HELOC? 5 Tips for Borrowers

Let’s say you’ve owned your home for several years, dutifully paying your mortgage each month, and building up equity in… Read More »

Flooding insurance in Canada

Flooding Insurance in Canada: Everything You Need to Know

Water damage and flood insurance is a somewhat misunderstood part of home insurance, and unfortunately, wrong decisions here can be… Read More »

Real Estate Prices Drop

How to Protect Your Home’s Equity When Real Estate Prices Drop

Besides the resulting slight increase in property taxes, let’s be honest – homeowners love learning that the house down the… Read More »

Real Estate Postcards

Nothing for Sale in Your Desired Neighbourhood? Try Real Estate Postcards

If you own a home in a desirable area, or one that’s been deemed up-and-coming, odds are you’ve found letters… Read More »

Stand Out in a Sellers' Market

4 Ways Successful Home Buyers Stand Out in a Sellers’ Market

Bidding wars have become a fact of life in today’s heated housing market. When a house goes up for sale… Read More »

Home Insurance Claims

Home Insurance Claims – Four Traps and How to Deal with Them

The main objective of home insurance is to deal with an insurance claim should your property face an unexpected accident;… Read More »