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Five New Year’s Resolutions for First-time Home Buyers and Real Estate Investors

January 7, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Welcome to 2013, Home Buyers and Investors! This may seem really geeky, but I really get a kick out of goal setting, so new year’s resolutions are a given for me. If buying a new Ontario home or investment property is on your radar this year, here are five resolutions for first-time home buyers and […]

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Buy a home after bankruptcy – here’s how

February 9, 2021 | By | Add a Comment

Think you have to wait 7 years after bankruptcy before you can get a mortgage? That’s a myth. You can actually get a mortgage the day after you get discharged – though you might not want to. To find out how to buy a home after bankruptcy with your eyes wide open, read on! 1. […]

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How to buy your first home by 29

February 26, 2018 | By | 3 Comments

What’s the rush?  The financial “why” HSBC did an interesting study in the UK in 2014.  It suggested that if you buy your first home by 29, you create a positive cycle that not only benefits your own financial situation, but that of your future children as well.  Buying early gives enough of a boost that you […]

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Do you look like the next generation of homebuyers?

August 14, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

First-time homebuyers survey This past June, Mortgage Professionals Canada published their survey results on the next generation of homebuyers – adults under the age of 40 who don’t currently own a home, but who expect to own in the near future.  If you’re planning on buying, or help a child get into home ownership, these […]

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Buying your first home? Let renters help pay your mortgage [7 reasons why]

March 7, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Seven reasons to let renters help pay your mortgage Are you buying your first home in Toronto or the GTA?  Consider properties that would allow you to have a rental apartment.  Those renters help pay your mortgage. CMHC recently announced that when qualifying for a mortgage, homeowners could now include 100% of the income from their legal secondary […]

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Want to avoid homebuying mistakes?

February 8, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Set yourself up for homebuying success Buying a new home soon – say in the next year or two?  It’s a very exciting time!   Even if you’re not a first-time homebuyer, you might have heard that mortgage rules have changed since the last time you bought.  I’m sure you want to avoid the top homebuying […]

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Single and want to buy your first home?

January 25, 2016 | By | 4 Comments

Here’s what you need to know One of the fastest growing trends in Canada is single people buying their first home on their own, rather than waiting for a partner.  According to CMHC, in 2011 a full 42% of owner-occupied condos housed singletons, and single person households are expected to continue growing. Are you wondering if […]

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First Home

February 9, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Buying your first home? If you are a first-time homebuyer, you’re probably overwhelmed with all the many details you need to consider.  I get it!  Even on the mortgage side of things, there are so many choices and options to take into account. I’ve built this site to try to deliver as much professional mortgage advice […]

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