Should the Canadian Government raise interest rates?

Core inflation is nearing a seven-year high, but should that prompt the government to consider raising the overnight rate? Economists seem to think so. Don’t expect […]

Buying investment property in the US

Have you been looking at the US real estate market wondering if you should take advantage of the still low prices and snap something up before […]

Household debt increasing … but for good things

Canadian households are carrying more debt on average than they were last year but it is generally as the result of “good” spending. A report from […]

How do you get a mortgage if you’re not the ideal borrower?

If you’re a credit-worthy employee at a Fortune 500 company and don’t have much debt, the mortgage world is your oyster. Banks knock on your door […]

Down Payment Basics

The minimum down payment required is dependent on the type of purchase. If you are purchasing an owner-occupied property, you will need minimum 5%, if the […]

The advantage of early renewals

A recent survey by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) found that 60% of Canadian mortgages were renewed before the scheduled date. Here are two […]

Life insurance: what it covers, when to get it, and why to consider it

I recently read this article on BNN by Pattie Lovett-Reid, chief financial commentator, CTV News, and thought it was too good not to share. Happy reading! […]

15 reasons why you should use a Realtor

A lot has been written about the doom and gloom of the real estate industry as we know it. Many are searching for reasons why you […]

Your road to mortgage freedom

Paying off your mortgage may be the best investment you can make. A survey conducted in 2013 by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) found that […]

Tips and tricks to prepare your home for warm weather

As the season shifts, it’s important for home and business owners to prepare their living and working space for warmer temperatures. Before switching your thermostat from […]

The ins and outs of mortgage rates

It seems like not a week goes by that a major news story doesn’t rock the Canadian real estate market regarding mortgage rates. While it’s true that […]

Stop paying banking fees

Bank Fees — they used to be a necessary evil – you would receive your monthly bank account statement in the mail and read down to […]