No matter your circumstance, an offer on a house is a legal contract. And by walking away from it, you could lose your initial deposit, or even be sued. But what if the appraisal value from your lender came in lower than expected? Or if your house is taking a long time to sell?
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It’s been another banner year for real estate in the Greater Toronto Area. The average price for all property types sold in the GTA came in at $729,922 in 2016 – that’s an increase of 17.3 per cent from 2015.
Year after year, debt repayment is listed as the number one financial priority for Canadians heading into the new year. According to a new CIBC poll, 28 per cent of survey takers said paying down debt is their top financial goal in 2017.
It’s been a month since the first of the new federal mortgage rules came into effect. Now, RBC has become the second of the five big banks to raise mortgage rates – effective Thursday. How else have these new rules impacted our purchasing power?
It’s been one year since MoneyWise writer Sean Cooper reached his goal of being mortgage-free by the age of 30. How did he do it? Read on for his secrets and what he would do differently next time.
We love to bank online – whether through our smartphones or laptops – but we aren’t using these services to our full potential. Read on for thoughts from Amber Mac, tech expert, who says the online banking revolution is only just beginning.