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While most people think about home insurance as protection for costly events that can happen to their home, it's also important to think about the things that can put your ability to pay for your home at risk. To help you protect your dream home, no matter the situation, here are a few insurance tips and must-haves for your new purchase.
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As a mortgage broker working almost exclusively in B.C. for the last five years, I was curious to see how B.C.'s new foreign buyer tax and new mortgage qualifications would change my business. While some of the impact was predictable, I've been wholly surprised by its effect on other aspects.
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Toronto and Vancouver are joining an elite club of cities where many can't afford to buy housing.
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While the federal government is trying to rein in some of the borrowing that's taking place by making it more difficult to borrow, every one of us should take heed -- interest rates will rise. I believe the most important thing individuals should be doing is locking in their mortgages (ideally for five years).
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Having adequate insurance coverage to protect you and your family in the event that you can't pay your mortgage is a great idea. But is mortgage insurance the right type to buy?
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Renting or buying? The bottom line is that everyone needs a place to live. We've all heard the endless debates of which option is best. The short answer to this topic is quite simple -- it all depends on preference.
Encouraging Canadians to enter into an exceptionally inflated housing market where two houses are being built for every new person added to the working-age population may well lead to catastrophic results once the market goes into correction -- as it did in the United States in 2008, when that country's ownership rate reached 69 per cent.
Millennials are being hailed as the force that will drive down housing prices and mortgage rates for everybody. As the demand for housing shrinks while young adults put off buying their first house, so does the cost.
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The spending Stephen Harper promised could ultimately lead to strict rules about what kinds of homes — existing or new — foreign investors are allowed to own.
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They look like the family that has it all. Louise Edgerton, her partner, John Camus, and her 10-year-old daughter, Fianna, joke around while making brownies. They move around with ease in the gleaming...
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TORONTO - A Bank of Montreal report suggests first-time home buyers are increasingly turning to the "Bank of Mom and Dad."BMO's 2015 Home Buying Report found that 42 per cent of first-time buyers told...
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To many buyers and unit owners, condominium ownership may still be ambiguous and convoluted. Since condos aren't based on the same ownership structure as street-level traditional (freehold) homes, comparing condos to traditional homes is like comparing apples with oranges.
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The mortgage process is a daunting one, especially for first-time homebuyers. Here are some important facts you need to know about mortgages. This post was written by Charlotte Ottaway, originally pu...
Living below two little kids (who sounded like quintuplets) when I was a university student gave me a soft spot for people who want to live in relative peace and quiet. So when my landlord sent me an email last month kindly asking me if there was anything I could do about my baby's crying, I wasn't miffed. I was, in fact, apologetic and obliging.