The Rent vs Buy Debate
Much to everyone's disappointment I have been considering buying a condo (though a cheap condo that [more]
Is it Worth it to Buy a House that’s a Fixer-Upper?
Rising house prices are a good thing for a homeowner. It means rising home equity and a stronger bal [more]
Although we are currently in a buyers market (or as some may want argue, a do not buy-do not sell ma [more]
“Now is the time to lock in!” This was the shout from the mountaintops three years ago.  It [more]
I find it interesting when people talk about “Canada’s housing market” as if it is one homoge [more]
It can cost anywhere from $200-$500 for a home inspection, depending upon the type of property you a [more]
How Much House Do You Really Need?
I was talking to my brother in law recently and we ended up talking about how much house we actually [more]
The Cost of a Family Cottage or Cabin
Since we are now basking in the glory of a Canadian summer, I thought I would take an in-depth look [more]
Financing Your Home Purchase
The classic line is how much do I need for a new house? Millions of Canadians and Americans ask this [more]
How To Port A Mortgage
I think one of the new strengths of Young and Thrifty is the wide variety of experiences that both [more]
Why Deflation and Falling Home Prices are a Big Deal
Here's a great post by staff writer on, Teacher Man from My University Money.  [more]
My Experience with Home Insurance
We just got our personal home insurance renewed and it's such a b*tch to pay.  We pay it off in the [more]
Some people have been writing to me asking about an update on the status of my basement suite.  I d [more]
Just like my post about Investors Group and mutual fund advisors may enrage financial advisors, I th [more]
This article was written by Les Roberts from moneysupermarket.  He lives in the UK with his dog, [more]
House Hunting Tips: Dual Agency Realtor
Last month, I shared with you all my house hunting journey. I can't believe it was the same time las [more]
youngandthrifty’s House Hunting Experience
I realized that with all the hustle and bustle of buying a home, I hadn't really shared my experienc [more]
Way back when, I had talked about how one can use the RRSP for the Home Buyers Plan.  Having bought [more]
There are lots of costs to think about when you buy your home (not just the down payment you have to [more]
One of my good friend bought her first condominium a few years ago when she was 26.  I remember her [more]