Key Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Wednesday Jul 6th, 2022

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You’ve assessed your finances and the housing market, and researched the various financial options open to you and your household. Then, you took the leap in applying for a mortgage – quite possibly the most significant money-related decision of your life. Now you play the waiting game. This waiting period is perhaps one of the hardest parts of the home-buying process, determining if you have been approved or rejected for a home loan. While it can be challenging, especially in... [read more]

Everything You Should Know About Buying Vacant Land in Canada

Monday Jul 4th, 2022

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When buying a home in the Canadian Real Estate Market, many commonly assume that the bulk of the cost is for the home, but in reality it, it is the land that the house is built on that is of most value. The housing market is all about the land since, especially in hyper-dense cities, is ostensibly finite. While Canada is one of the largest countries in the world by land mass, and are are still plenty of development opportunities from coast to coast, it is also one of the most expensive... [read more]

New Homeowner Spotlight: Things to do ASAP!

Friday Apr 29th, 2022

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As a new homeowner, this is an exciting time in your life. You’ve just bought a new house and you’re getting ready to move. You spend your time daydreaming about where your furniture is going to go, creating floor plans, and writing out interior design ideas so that you can make your new house a home. With all the excitement and celebrations typically involved with this milestone, it’s completely normal to focus on the fun things involved in buying a new home. However,... [read more]

How Much is a Down Payment on a House?

Monday Apr 11th, 2022

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So, how much is a down payment on a house, anyway? The purchasing process usually starts years before the actual purchase, because that’s how long it can take to save up for a down payment, depending on where you’re planning to buy a home, your income and expenses, and of course, the home price. In Canada, when the purchase price is $500,000 or less, the minimum down payment is 5%. For homes priced over $500,000, the minimum down payment is 5% for the first $500,000 and 10% for... [read more]

Renovations That Pay Off on the Resale Market

Thursday Mar 31st, 2022

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If you’re a home-buyer, owner or seller, you’re probably wondering how to maximize your investment. The answer depends on a number of factors, such as market conditions, your current circumstances and long-term goals, but there are some home renovations that pay off on the resale market, whether you’re looking to stay in the home or sell it. Renovations on the Rise in a Hot Housing Market In a seller’s market, there are more buyers than homes for... [read more]

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