Home Buyer

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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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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5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Home Buyer

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.

Buying a home is a significant commitment of both time and money. And a home purchase has the power to improve both your current qu...

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What’s Your Home Buying Power?

Posted on Apr 14, 2019 in Home Buyer

If you’re in the market for a new home or investment property, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, “What can we afford?” Many buyers become so caught up in how much they can afford that they don’t realize their total buying power—that is, the total amount of purchasing potential they actually have.

Buying Power Defined
Your buying powe...

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