Real Estate

Best way to buy first home

Buying Your First Home

Across Canada, money-savvy millennials are taking the plunge into homeownership, knowing that it's one the best long-term investments that they can make. Whether you're buying your first home, condo, or...
Buying a House With a Partner If You're Not Married

Buying a House with a Partner – If You’re Not Married

It turns out, buying a house with a partner - even if you’re not married - isn’t the crazy, off-the-wall idea it used to be. We can thank statistics for...
How to Port a mortgage

How To Port A Mortgage

Can I take my mortgage with me if I have an excellent fixed interest rate that I want to hand on to?  Or is it possible to use the sweet...
How to Use the Home Buyers Plan

How to Use the Home Buyers Plan

The Canadian Home Buyers Plan is a way to borrow from your RRSP in order to come up with a down payment for your first home.  Having bought my first...
open vs fixed mortgage

Variable vs Fixed / Open vs Closed Mortgages

Buying a house and getting a mortgage can be a stressful experience – especially if you’re going through it for the first time.  Whether you’re going through a traditional bank...
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Mortgage Broker or Big Bank- Who to Choose?

You’re lookin’ to buy a place but don’t know whether to go with a Canadian mortgage broker or with a big bank, and you want to get the best mortgage...
Real Estate Commissions

Real Estate Agent Commissions – Decoded!

One of my good friends bought her first condominium through an online mortgage broker a few years ago when she was 26.  I remember her telling us the details over...
Face of Vancouver

The Face of Vancouver Real Estate

As a native Vancouverite I have seen this city change the most since 2010 when we hosted the Olympics and since the Canada Line (rapid transit) came about. The city...
Rent vs Sell Condo

Rent Versus Sell Condo: The Low Down

We've heard of renting versus buying calculators (such as the one from the Ontario Securities Commission Get Smarter About Money) but have we thought about renting versus selling your home...
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