Does it Make Sense to Refinance?

Does it Make Sense to Refinance?

Are you thinking about refinancing your mortgage? Early refinancing has become a bit of a trend; not surprisingly though, everyone is looking to save money where they can. Obtaining a new loan with better interest rates for your home could mean saving money on monthly mortgage payments or using the extra money on other projects such as renovations or making investments. Continue reading »

5 Renovations That Could Hurt Your Home’s Resale Value
Mortgage News / Mortgages / Selling Your Home

5 Renovations That Could Hurt Your Home’s Resale Value

As Canadian housing prices continue their rising trend, it’s no surprise that homeowners want the most out of their investment. And, while house flipping shows make value-adding renos seem a breeze, such projects aren’t always necessary – and some can even hurt the value of your home. Here, our friends from The Housing Block share tips on whether you really need those renos. Continue reading »

Ask the Experts: Should We Tear Down Our Home?
Home Ownership / Mortgage News / Mortgages

Ask the Experts: Should We Tear Down Our Home?

Welcome to RateSupermarket.ca’s Ask the Experts series! In each post, we’ll look at real financial issues from readers, and get the expert take on how they should proceed. Want to take part? Email your finance question to Penelope@ratesupermarket.ca with the subject line Ask The Experts. Here, parents Nina and Keith wonder if they should add on to their existing home – or if a bulldozer is in their near future. Continue reading »