5 Mortgage Tips To Help You Afford A Home

5 Mortgage Tips To Help You Afford A Home

Buying a home has become more difficult now than ever— maybe this is not news to you! Recent stress testing measures, increases in housing prices in major cities, and the continued increase in the cost of living, all combine to make home ownership a daunting task no...
5 Ways to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

5 Ways to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

When it’s cooler outside than inside, open your windows instead of using air conditioning. Use a window fan, blowing toward the outside, to pull cool air in through other windows and to push hot air out. When it’s hotter outside than inside, close your windows and...
Is Owning A Home Truly The Best Bet?

Is Owning A Home Truly The Best Bet?

Whether you’ve just bought your first home or you’ve been a homeowner for years, there’s good news for you. You can feel confident you made the right decision for your long-term economic wellbeing according to the findings of a study by Mortgage Professionals Canada...
A 4-step Guide To Buying A Rental Property

A 4-step Guide To Buying A Rental Property

A rental property can be a great investment, but it’s a big commitment and the rules associated with being a landlord can be complex. These five steps will help you prepare. Step 1: See how much you can afford The price for a multi-unit or single-family property may...
3 Ways To Make Your Home’s Exterior Pop For Spring

3 Ways To Make Your Home’s Exterior Pop For Spring

Spring means most of us will be spending more time enjoying the outdoors. This serves as a great opportunity to invest time and energy into sprucing up your home’s exterior and outdoor living areas. Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her top...
Three Summer Tips

Three Summer Tips

Your home is likely your most valuable asset and may be the solution to your financial problems. Are you caught on the ‘never-never plan’? Making minimum payments on credit card debt? Achieve financial wellbeing by consolidating your debt at manageable rates. Cut up...
Sold a Home? Know Your Tax Obligations

Sold a Home? Know Your Tax Obligations

Q: We recently sold a home, is there any tax obligations we need to know at this time of year? A: When you sell your own home (or principal residence) you usually don’t have to pay tax on any profit from the sale. But what you might not know is that even if you are...
Firm or conditional offer: what’s right for you?

Firm or conditional offer: what’s right for you?

Q: We are house hunting this spring and conventional wisdom tells us we should make our offer to purchase a home conditional upon certain terms – that the home pass a home inspection within five business days of the offer, for example. But what about in a competitive...