INDUSTRY NEWS – October 5, 2018

INDUSTRY NEWS – October 5, 2018

Back in 2013, the B-20 rules as underwriting guidelines for residential mortgages came into effect. The rules were put in place as a direct response to the financial issues in the United States caused by “poor mortgage lending practices”...
Is It Worth Buying a “Fixer-Upper” Home?

Is It Worth Buying a “Fixer-Upper” Home?

Q: I know fixer-uppers provide excellent value, but I’m worried I’ll be in indefinite renovation mode for years if I pay for one home improvement project at a time. Should I stick to a turnkey property? A: You’re right, fixer-uppers offer excellent value. (And no, you...
Introducing the 55 / 55 Financing Option

Introducing the 55 / 55 Financing Option

According to the 2016 Census, seniors now outnumber children for the first time in Canadian history. With an estimated 5.9 million Canadian seniors, the population is not only growing older but the pace of change is accelerating. This is all very positive news, but...