Credit Score

Credit Score: What affects it?

Okay, you’ve worked hard to build up your credit score. You pay all your debts on time, have focused on getting out of debt – maybe […]
Mortgage Penalties

Hidden trap of Mortgage Penalties

This article is older but does a great job of identifying the often hidden traps in mortgage penalties should a “life event” happen and you need to […]
Interest Rate

Why a one-year fixed mortgage interest rate is your best bet

I love Rob McLister! He writes the best articles about the mortgage market and in a way the the general homeowner or first-time home buyer and […]
Forecast 2016

Looking forward to 2016!

This past year we saw many challenges in the housing sector. There were the recent changes to down payment minimums; we saw housing prices increase in […]
Grow your Real Estate business with social media

How to Grow your Real Estate Business through Social Media

It comes as a surprise to most people that I’m an introvert. For those of you who aren’t introverts, you simply can’t understand the energy it […]
First Time Homebuyer

How to be a first time homebuyer

As a first time homebuyer there is a lot of excitement but it’s important not to get too wrapped up in the excitement and ensure you do your […]

No recession here?

With all the hubbub around the “recession” announcement yesterday, do you feel any clearer about whether or not we are/were in a recession? While the country […]

August market volatility

We are living through interesting times – economically speaking. The latest news surrounding the turmoil in the stock market and a potential “crash” has made some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]