Allan Britnell
Toronto-based freelancer Allan Britnell is an award-winning writer with nearly 20 years’ experience. He covers a diverse range of topics, including DIY and professional home renovation projects, nature and the environment, small business, personal finance, and family and health issues. He is also the managing editor of Renovation Contractor [link: http://www.renocontractor.ca/]. The publication, written for small- and medium-sized contracting and custom homebuilding companies, has been twice shortlisted for magazine of the year at the Kenneth R. Wilson awards [link: http://www.krwawards.ca/]. He lives in Toronto with his wife, two daughters, and their dog, Oscar.

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Toronto Considering Raising Land Transfer Tax
Buying A Home / Economic News / Home Ownership / Lifestyle / Lifestyle News / Mortgages / RSM News / Selling Your Home / Taxes

Toronto Considering Raising Land Transfer Tax

In an effort to find new revenue streams, the City of Toronto is looking at raising the rate of its Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) on home sales. The proposed hike would add an additional $750 in closing costs to the average home, and would add an estimated $100 million… Continue reading »

New Federal Mortgage and Real Estate Rules Announced
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New Federal Mortgage and Real Estate Rules Announced

Applying for a mortgage? Already own a home? The federal Liberals have announced mortgage changes that will have an impact on homebuyers and homeowners. Read on to find out what these are and how they will affect you. Continue reading »

A Look-Ahead to Canadian Housing Trends for 2017
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A Look-Ahead to Canadian Housing Trends for 2017

It’s less than three months until we begin a brand new year. So what will Canada’s housing markets look like in 2017? We go over the biggest factors at play as well as what we can expect in the home design department. Continue reading »

How Interest Rate Changes Affect Your Variable Rate Mortgage
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How Interest Rate Changes Affect Your Variable Rate Mortgage

Fixed rate mortgages are pretty straightforward, but a variable rate mortgage depends on the Bank of Canada’s overnight lending rate. So what happens if that rate should change? Read on to find out! Continue reading »