What You Need To Know About Mortgage Insurance

When you buy a home, there are two very distinct types of mortgage insurance that may come into play – one is Mortgage Loan Insurance and the other is Mortgage Life Insurance.  Even the names sound similar, but these two types of coverage have completely different...

Inspect your rental property often

If you’re one of the thousands of Canadians who either already own or are thinking of buying a rental property, then you know that having a great tenant is half the battle. Taking the time to check out references and screening your prospective tenant before...

Buying recreational property in winter

As more and more Canadians reach the point in their lives where they have paid off their mortgage, or have greater financial resources, their thoughts may turn to buying a vacation property. Demand for summer cottages or year-round vacation homes has increased over...

4 Tips for Harmonious House-hunting for Couples

According to a 2012 survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate of 1,000 men and women, they both rely on how they feel and how their lifestyle fits into a home when looking for a place to live.  The survey found 28 percent of women and 25 percent of men put more emphasis...

How Much Home Can You Afford? (Part 2)

Last week I posted Part 1 of our discussion on the key items to consider when determining just how much home you can afford (Budgeting Your Carrying Costs).  Here is Part 2 – Closing Costs and Moving Expenses. Closing Costs and Moving Expenses After you’ve...
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