Buying Real Estate

July 15, 2019

Secured vs. Unsecured Debt

Getting a mortgage can be a daunting task. There is so much to know and understand including some pretty confusing language. Borrowers are often confused by mortgage terminology, so in an effort to keep you educated we welcome you to […]
June 28, 2019

“Green” Is The New Gold: 4 Ways To Renovate For The Environment

Canadian home buyers have said that they are willing to pay more for green’ features.  New home builders are offering special green’ options in things like the selection of building materials and energy-efficient choices.  If you are renovating your home, perhaps […]
June 14, 2019

8 Steps to Getting Your Finances in Order

Develop a family budget. Instead of budgeting what you’d like to spend, use receipts to create a budget for what you actually spent over the last six months. One advantage of this approach is that it factors in unexpected expenses, […]
May 28, 2019

How Can I Pay Down My Mortgage Faster?

Kathryn Martin of Origins Mortgages has some good advice: Mortgages come in all shapes and sizes – but there are a lot of similarities between most mortgages. One element you should be aware of is the difference between ‘open’ and […]
April 14, 2019

11 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Inquiring minds want to know. Is your Realtor a professional? Ask these questions to help you decide: How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Is it your full-time job? (While experience is no guarantee of skill, real […]
April 10, 2019

Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

The neighborhood you choose can have a big impact on your lifestyle—safety, available amenities, and convenience all play their part.   Make a list of the activities—movies, health club, church—you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how […]
February 18, 2019

Fall In Love With Your Home Again

Does your home need some pampering? Show it some love and rekindle your relationship with a home renovation. You have many options for financing home renovations, each with pros and cons. Explore them all to decide which is best for […]
January 16, 2019

The 30 Year Stress Reliever

The number one question to ask about your next mortgage is not whether you got the lowest possible interest rate, or how fast you ’ll pay it off. Instead, ask yourself this: How much stress will your mortgage cause you […]
July 19, 2017

No Homes for Sale in the Area You Like? Here’s What to Do…

Imagine there’s a neighbourhood you’d love to live in someday, but, every time you drive through, you rarely, if ever, see a For Sale sign. It’s as if homes get gobbled up by buyers the moment they get listed.   […]