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 »

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 »

How Much Are Real Estate Commission Rates in Canada?
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How Much Are Real Estate Commission Rates in Canada?

When it comes to selling your home, you have to spend money to make money. Land transfer taxes. Lawyer fees. Mortgage discharge costs. But your biggest cost? Likely your real estate agent’s commission. It’s been said that Canadian sellers typically pay between three and seven per cent of their home’s selling price to their real estate agent, … 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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