From the realtor to home inspector – You can expect to work with many mortgage professionals when buying a home. Read more on what each pro does, costs, and the cons of…
For many of you, December is the last month of your debt-free journey. If you are on track to paying off all your debt by the end of the year, then I would like to wish you sincere congratulations! You have worked hard and you deserve to be proud of tackling a challenge that…
In an effort to find new revenue streams, the City of Toronto is looking at raising the rate of its Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) on home sales. The proposed hike would add an additional $750 in closing costs to the average home, and would add an estimated $100 million…
Are millennials driving the real estate market in Canada? A new BMO study finds 76% plan on becoming homeowners soon. But are they financially prepared?
The results are in from the CMHC 2015 First-Time Homebuyers Survey. Read on to see the top trends facing those trying to break into Canada’s housing market.
Buying a condo? Better brush on your condo rules – most developments have strict requirements when it comes to renovations, noise and even what you can keep on your balcony. Here’s what prospective buyers should know.
Phantom real estate bids are a common pressure tactic used in hot markets – but the Real Estate Council of Ontario is taking measures to fight the practice as of July 1. Here’s what you need to know.
The Conservative government has introduced a number of tax credits and measures to save tax payers billions. Here’s what’s new – and what it means for your money.
A recent RECO survey finds many home buyers find purchase and sale agreements to be confusing – yet they’re a vital part of the home buying process. Here’s what you need to know about understanding these contracts – and how to make them work in your favour.
Home closing costs can cost home buyers more than they expect. Here’s what you need to know, especially as a first time home buyer.