4 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

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I don’t know where you are, but the housing market in Canada is red hot. Most would agree that its even inflated, but never the less its a hot buyers and sellers market. While in United States, home prices are recovering from the financial crisis, here in Canada they’ve enjoyed a much welcomed growth. Just […]

Are Canadian Homeowners Overconfident?

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The following article is written by Brennan Valenzuela for RateHub.ca, a website dedicated to mortgage rate comparison and education. Are Canadian homeowners overconfident? According to a recent BMO report revealed that nearly half of current Canadians homeowners (46 per cent) intend to buy a home in the next five years, signalling a high-level of national […]

Lessons Learned From 3 Years as a Home Owner

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Three years ago this past September I bought my first home, and in the process made the biggest financial decision of my life. I can honestly attest that my home purchased has been the best decision of my life, and something that I’ve embraced whole hardheartedly. As a home owner over the past four years […]

Everything is Better in the Burbs….Sorta!

Downtown Toronto - View From Sheraton Hotel

WTF is with all the hype of living in the city? I think if I hear another person say that “living in the burbs” is for suckers, and it’s all about living in the downtown city core – I think I’m going to find the nearest rooftop and jump. OK! I’m joking about the jumping […]

First-time Home Buyers Flock to Social Media for Advice


Young Canadians ready to dip their toes into the housing market for the first time may show signs of hesitation. However, the lack of experience diving into ‘mortgage waters’ forces young buyers to get resourceful. In an effort to familiarize themselves with the ins and outs of the mortgage industry, many flock to social media […]