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Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?

Posted on Sep 02, 2020



The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home.

According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue doing so—and 66% would consider moving if they no longer had to commute a...

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Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

Posted on Aug 04, 2020 in Home Buyer



The interest rate on Canada’s most popular mortgage, the five-year fixed rate, has fallen to its lowest level in history. In early June, HSBC made headlines when it began offering Canadians a five-year fixed-rate mortgage below 2%. Multiple brokers followed suit, and some are now advertising even lower rates. And while many Canadians have rushed to...

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Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

Posted on Jul 18, 2020 in Home Improvement




Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your home.

The best part is, once you’ve secured the materials, most of these renovations can be completed over the course of a weekend. And...

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Posted on Jun 17, 2020 in Market Forecasts


Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. But the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, sales volume fell to its lowest level since 1984, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.

However, while sales have fallen...

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20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

Posted on May 13, 2020 in Home Improvement


These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each month.

Here are 20 things...

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Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

Posted on Mar 11, 2020 in Home Buyer

 
 If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment. With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish fact from fict...

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