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A Guide To HELOC Closing Costs
A HELOC can be a great financing option for Canadians who own a home and are looking for some extra cash to consolidate debt or cover a large expense.
Using A Home Equity Loan To Buy A Second Home
Looking to buy a second home? A home equity loan may be an option. Learn what it is how it works and the pros and cons.
Top Tips To Save For A House
A home is likely the largest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime, so it’s wise to be prepared from the start. Understanding how to budget and save for a home is part of the first steps you’ll take toward buying one of your own.
How To Increase Your Mortgage Preapproval Amount
A mortgage preapproval involves a detailed analysis of your financial situation to determine if you qualify for a home loan and if so, the amount. Find out how to increase your mortgage preapproval amount.
What is a Gift Letter for a Mortgage and Why You Need It
If you have received a large cash gift for a down payment on a mortgage you will need a gift letter. Learn more about gift letters and their requirements.
How To Increase Purchasing Power
Learn how to best position yourself when buying a home. You gain the most purchasing power when you reduce debt, improve credit score and more.
Pros And Cons Of Buying A House With Cash
Buying a house with cash, if you can afford it, comes with both benefits and drawbacks. Find out if paying for your home in cash is the right move for you.
Buying A Vacation Home
Whether you dream of a lake house or a secluded cabin, here’s what you need to know about buying a vacation home.
Renting Vs. Buying A Home
Is it better to buy or rent? Learn the benefits of both options to determine if renting or buying a home is best for you.
Types of Houses in Canada
Learn about the common types of houses in Canada including detached, semi-detached, townhouses and condos.
What Is A Bridge Loan?
Bridge loans can help finance a home before selling your current home. Learn if a bridge loan is right for you.
What Is An Assumable Mortgage?
Assumable mortgages are an agreement where the current owner’s outstanding mortgage is transferred to a buyer.
Mortgage Amortization Calculator
View your monthly payment breakdown with our mortgage amortization calculator.
When Is The Best Time To Buy A House?
There is no single answer to when is the best time to buy a house. However, there are a few general tips that can help you during your next home purchase.
Buying A House Without A REALTOR®: A Comprehensive Guide
Wondering how to buy a house without a realtor? Read our latest guide to learn more about the process and everything you need to know.
Dos and Don’ts Of Buying And Selling Your Home Privately
You may be considering to purchase or sell a home privately, but read our article first to learn about the dos and donts of making this transaction.
Home Builder’s Mortgage – What You Need To Know
When buying a new build home, it’s important to lock in your rates early. Read everything you need to know about new build homes and getting a mortgage.
How To Buy A House In Canada
Looking to buy a house, but don’t know where to start? Check out our latest step-by-step guide to learn everything you need to know about the process.
Top Home Renovations That Add Value After Purchasing A House
After buying a house, you may have a list of renovations you’d like to make. Check out our latest guide to find out which renovations add the most value to your house.
Home Buying Checklist In Canada: What To Look For
Buying a new home can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out our latest home buying checklist for everything you need to know during the home buying journey.
Everything You Need To Know About Closing Costs: A Complete Guide
Closing costs are always included when purchasing a house. Read our complete guide to learn about common closing costs, what they are, and other things to consider during the home sale.
What Is The Home Buyers’ Plan In Canada?
The Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) allows you to withdraw from a registered retirement savings plan to buy a home. Learn more about HBP in our latest article.
New Year, New Home? Housing Market Predictions For 2022
Read our latest housing predictions for 2022 and learn about how the housing market will shift compared to last year.
How Long Does A Mortgage Preapproval Last?
When looking for your next home, it’s important to know how long your mortgage pre approval is good for. Learn more about the process and the time frame you should work with.
The Most Popular Housing Styles In Canada
There are many different housing styles out there, but read our latest article to learn which housing styles are the most popular in Canada.
What Is The Average Down Payment For A House In Canada?
Read our latest article to learn what the average down payment for a house is by province in 2021.
Buying A Foreclosure Home In Canada: What You Need To Know
Read our latest article to learn more about buying a foreclosure home and what you need to know about the process.
How To Buy A House From Your Family Member
Read our latest guide to learn how to buy a house from your family member and the process involved.
Down Payment Assistance Programs In Canada
Read our latest article to learn more about the various down payment assistance programs available to Canadians in 2021.
How To Buy A House With Bad Credit In Canada
Looking to buy a house in Canada, but you have bad credit? Don’t worry - read our latest article for tips on getting a mortgage despite having bad credit.
Buyer’s Vs. Seller’s Market: What’s The Difference?
Wondering what the biggest differences are between a buyer’s and seller’s market? Read our latest guide to learn about how housing trends can affect the buying and selling market.
How To Make An Offer On A House In Canada
Now that you’ve found your next home, you may be wondering how to make an offer. Read our latest guide to learn how to make the offer and close the deal.
First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide: Buying Your First Home In Canada
Check out our latest first time home buyer’s guide to learn everything you need to know when purchasing a home in Canada.
Foreign Buyer’s Tax Rebate: What Is It And How To Apply
The foreign buyer’s tax rebate applies for foreign homebuyers in the Greater Toronto area. Learn more about what it is and if you qualify.
Buying A House While You Still Have Student Loan Debt
Buying a home is a big financial decision, especially if you’re already paying off other debt. Read our article to learn about the process of buying a house if you currently have student loans.
How Much Money Do I Need To Buy A House?
Buying a home is one of the biggest purchasing decisions you’ll make. Read our article to learn about how much money you actually need to buy a house.
Mortgage Default Insurance: What Is It And How It Works
Are you buying a home with less than a 20% down payment? You’ll need to pay for mortgage default insurance. Read our latest article to learn more.
Renting Vs. Buying A House: Which Option Makes The Most Sense In Canada?
Wondering what the best option is between renting vs. buying a house in Canada? Read our article to learn about which one suits your needs.
Renovate Vs. Buying A New Home: Which Is The Best Option For You?
Wondering if you should renovate your home instead of moving out and buying a new one? Read our latest article to learn about the pros and cons of both options.
Home Inspection Checklist: Everything You Should Verify Before Your Home Purchase
Before you close on your home, you will need to perform a home inspection first. Read our home inspection checklist for all the items you should consider.
How To Buy A House With No Down Payment
If you’re looking to buy a house, but have no down payment, there are options available. Read our latest article to learn more.
Getting A Mortgage After Bankruptcy: What You Need To Know
A lot of people have asked about how to get approved for a mortgage after bankruptcy. Here's everything you need to know.
What Is A Short Sale?
Short sales can be great deals on properties, but can be tricky to navigate. Learn more about short sales, what they are, and what you need to know before buying one.
Am I Ready To Buy A House?
As rental rates increase across Canada, it’s hard not to ask yourself the question, “Am I ready to buy a house?” While there are a lot of reasons to dive into homeownership, there are also reasons to avoid it if you’re not ready.
Buying A Home? Weigh The Pros And Cons!
If you’re still on the fence about buying a new home, we’ve put together a pros and cons list that may help make your decision a little easier.