18 Aug

How to Talk to Your Parents about Reverse Mortgages

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Talking about money is one of the last taboos and can make people feel very uncomfortable – a feeling that’s only amplified when it comes to talking about your parents’ money. However, when a conversation’s difficult, that normally means it’s worthwhile having; and getting transparency on your parents’ financial situation can help you help them […]

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25 May

Ultimate Checklist for Selling Your Home.

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Selling your home can be an extremely stressful experience. Between thinking about moving logistics and financials, it’s easy to miss the small details in between the process. With that in mind, we’ve built this checklist for selling your home to help you keep track of the things that will get a potential buyer interested. Turns […]

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25 May

Getting the Down Payment Down.

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A down payment is one of the most essential aspects of every mortgage application and new home purchase. In Canada, home purchases require a minimum cash payment from your own funds that is put towards the purchase. This is your down payment and is considered your stake in the deal. Many home buyers understand that […]

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25 May

25 Secrets Your Banker Doesn’t Want You to Know.

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25 Secrets Your Banker Doesn’t Want You to Know. Twenty-five or thirty years can sound like an impossibly long time to service a loan – and for many of us, it is. If you are looking to pay off your mortgage faster, here are some tried-and-true tactics to get you to financial freedom that much […]

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25 May

Outside The Box.

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For most Canadians, a home looks like a few different things. It is either a single-family dwelling, a townhome, condominium or a high-rise. But Daniel Croft, Vice President of Giant Container Services, is looking to change that! In the quest to find less expensive housing and alternatives to the conventional home, we have seen many […]

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30 Apr

6 Important Questions to Ask Before a Big Home Renovation

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So you want to make a major home renovation. Congratulations! Now, you’ve got to find the right contractor for the job. While doing a thorough online search or asking family and friends is an important first step, once you find a potential contractor, it’s time to start treating the process like a job interview. Being […]

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30 Apr

10 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

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As a first-time buyer, there are some homebuyer mistakes you should avoid to ensure a smooth and successful experience: THINKING YOU DON’T NEED A REAL ESTATE AGENT You might be able to find a house on your own, but there are still many aspects of buying real estate that can confuse a first-time buyer. Rely […]

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30 Apr

How to Afford a Second Property in Retirement

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More and more Canadians are choosing to buy a second property in retirement. Reasons for doing this vary. Some want to reap the rewards of a lifetime of saving and treat themselves to a vacation home. Others, on the other hand, view their second property as an investment, intending to rent it out and use […]

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30 Apr

Making The Grade: Common Myths About Credit Scores

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  How is your credit score calculated? It is a complex answer and, as such, common myths persist. Today, we are going to help you get a better understanding of your credit score and how to make the grade by busting the most common credit score myths! MYTH #1: TOO MANY CREDIT CARDS WILL HURT […]

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1 Apr

The Top 7 Misconceptions About Reverse Mortgages

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    How much do you really know about reverse mortgages? Maybe you know that reverse mortgages can help Canadians 55+ access the equity in their home, tax-free. Maybe you know that tens of thousands of Canadians are using a reverse mortgage as part of their financial plan. But did you know that there are […]

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