Pride In Ownership Can Pay Off

Pride In Ownership Can Pay Off

Any prospective home-buyer knows this situation well. You’re set up for a viewing but when you get there the property condition is less than ideal. Maybe the counters are cluttered, the kitchen sink stacked with dishes, or the basement hiding its full potential...
An Age Old Debate

An Age Old Debate

Just about anytime two people of different generations discuss entering the real estate market, the question arises: Who had it easier trying to get into the housing market?Often the younger of the two will claim that there is no struggle greater than the one they...
Winter Homeowner Tips

Winter Homeowner Tips

Let the heat reach you: Dust or vacuum radiators, baseboard heaters and furnace duct openings often and keep them free from obstructions such as furniture, carpets and drapes. Replace/Clean Furnace Filters: Check and clean or replace furnace air filters each month...
Should you go fixed or variable?

Should you go fixed or variable?

It is typically one of the first questions someone asks when talking about your mortgage: What’s your rate? While everyone can recall their rate off the top of their head, it tends to be the only detail of the mortgage they can remember. Although the rate is...
Seal Out The Cold

Seal Out The Cold

In winter, reduce the heat lost from your home or workplace by getting rid of drafts around windows, doors, baseboards and outside wall openings. Windows can account for a large part of heat loss in a building. Upgrade them if they are too old. Window insulators can...
Co-signers: 6 things to consider

Co-signers: 6 things to consider

Co-signing on a loan may seem like an easy way to help a loved one (child, family member, friend, etc.). In today’s market conditions, a co-signor can offer a solution to overcome the high market prices and stress testing measures that are now in place for Canadian...