Are you set for savings this fall? Check out this week’s top tips for getting financially secure before the holiday spending season hits.
What’s the secret behind real estate success? This week on MoneyWise, we look at the top home buying FAQs, from moving up for your starter home to buying U.S. property.
As of 2008, home buyers must pay a minimum of 5% on their home purchase when taking out a mortgage from a federally-regulated lender. But what about credit unions, which are run provincially, and lack many of the same regulations ruling the big banks? The truth is, zero-down mortgages still exist and are offered at some of these lenders… but is it ever a good idea to get one?
What is a credit union, and how does it differ from a traditional bank? Should you use the services of a credit union for your mortgage, savings or investing? Read on to learn more about credit unions vs banks.
Real estate pundits love to point to the crash-prone boogeyman that is the condo market – but two recent reports suggest that high-rise living is just getting started in Canada.
Wondering how to buy in a hot real estate market? Steep prices can prove tough for even the most determined buyer – but there are still options.
Should you switch bank accounts? Faced with growing fee frustrations, MoneyWise contributor Allan jumped ship from his long-time lender to a no-fee bank account – and he estimates he’s saved $2,000 since!
The huge floods that hit Calgary and Toronto last year have left their mark on housing markets, devaluing flood-plain properties. Should buyers take advantage?
In Canada’s hottest housing markets, buyers must often fight for their dream homes in bidding wars – and it may be tempting to drop offer conditions such as upon financing, or home inspections to get ahead. Doing so, however, can make a buyer financially vulnerable. Here’s what you need to know.
Buying a new home, but haven’t sold your old one yet? You may need bridge financing in the meantime. Here’s what buyers should know.