The Cost of Buying Vs. Renting in Ontario: Infographic
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The Cost of Buying Vs. Renting in Ontario: Infographic

Following the announcement of the Ontario Fair Housing Plan this past April, and two key interest rate hikes there after, property prices have definitely decreased, making many people wonder if they should buy or rent a house. See how the costs stack up against each other… Continue reading »

Walking Away from Your Offer on a Home? Know the Consequences
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Walking Away from Your Offer on a Home? Know the Consequences

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? Continue reading »

Housing Market Update: National Home Prices, Sales Fall Again
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Housing Market Update: National Home Prices, Sales Fall Again

Recent data now shows the average selling price of a Canadian home dropped by 0.3 per cent in the past year. It may not seem like much of a difference, especially to those who have been waiting for the market to cool and stabilize, but does this mean that the bubble has burst? Continue reading »

Where You Should Save Your Home Down Payment
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Where You Should Save Your Home Down Payment

Wondering where to save your home down payment for the best returns? Investing your savings can yield results, but come with plenty of risk. Read on to learn more about your options when savings for a home purchase. Continue reading »

What OSFI’s Tightened Rules on Uninsured Mortgages Means for Homebuyers
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What OSFI’s Tightened Rules on Uninsured Mortgages Means for Homebuyers

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is proposing stricter rules on uninsured mortgages that could have an even more profound effect on the housing market. Will house prices decrease? Will there be less competition? Continue reading »

Reasons Why a Rate Hike is on the Horizon
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Reasons Why a Rate Hike is on the Horizon

There’s speculation the Bank of Canada may raise its key interest rate at its next scheduled announcement on July 12, due to comments Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz recently made to the media about the conditions needed for higher rates… Continue reading »