Real Estate

new mortgage rules 2018

What the New Mortgage Rules Stress Test Means for Homebuyers

Since January 2018, Canadians have had a much harder time buying a house, thanks to the new mortgage rules introduced by the federal government. Whether buying your first home or...
Buying A House in Canada: A Guide to Buying Your First Home

Buying A House in Canada: A Guide to 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 a house, condo, or townhome,...
How Home Equity Actually Works

Understanding How Home Equity Actually Works

If I have to listen to one more Canadian tell me that their home is, “The best investment I ever made,” I may lose my mi… well, let’s not be...
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...

Mortgage Broker vs 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...
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...

How My Dad Owned a Home Without Ever Having a Mortgage

My Dad has never made a mortgage payment in his life, yet owned his own home by the time he was 30. He only received a very minor inheritance when...

Don’t Need a Million (When You Live in a Box in the Sky) in Vancouver

Earlier this year in Vancouver and Global TV news, a 29 year old woman with a master's degree in environmental science, Eveline Xia, took to twitter when she created a social...

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