RRSPs: Your Essential Questions Answered
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RRSPs: Your Essential Questions Answered

At this time of year, it seems like the financial world is awash with information on what is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), the benefits of having one, and how to start one. But there are still a few planning points that Canadians either aren’t aware of or don’t know how to fully put to use… Continue reading »

OSFI’s New Mortgage Rules: Why Homebuyers Should Apply Now
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OSFI’s New Mortgage Rules: Why Homebuyers Should Apply Now

Effective Jan. 2018, all Canadians applying for a new mortgage will be subject to a stricter stress test to assess if they could still make mortgage payments in the event interest rates rise. The new guidelines will reduce how much you can afford… Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

What Does Ontario’s Housing Plan Mean for Home Buyers and Renters?
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What Does Ontario’s Housing Plan Mean for Home Buyers and Renters?

Facing rapidly rising home prices in the GTA, last month the Liberals introduced a 16-point plan to cool the red-hot real estate market. Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan includes a number of measures to address the escalation of home prices in…
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