Friday Mortgage Round Up: June 29th, 2012
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Friday Mortgage Round Up: June 29th, 2012

We’re starting to witness the effects of last week’s guideline and policy changes for the secured lending industry. Potential first time home buyers aren’t the only ones feeling the belt tighten – many mortgage agents who cater to this market are biting their nails as buyers may increasingly choose to stick with the renting market. Looks like everything comes with a price – even affordability. Continue reading »

How to Evaluate a Neighbourhood

How to Evaluate a Neighbourhood

When my wife and I were shopping around for our first house, we actually looked at a number of homes in three vastly different and far-flung neighbourhoods within the City of Toronto. Along with a checklist comparing the pros and cons of the various houses we looked at, we also came up with a list of the attributes – and potential downsides – of each neighbourhood. Here’s a list to help get you started on your hunt. Continue reading »