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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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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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First-time home buyer seminar in Toronto – join us Oct 21st!

October 6, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Thinking of buying a home in the next twelve months? There is a lot to learn if you want to avoid costly mistakes. The market is constantly changing, both on the real estate side, and on the financing side, which makes it even more challenging to know whether you have the right information. Can’t make […]

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3 Steps to Buy Your First Home

June 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

This is for you, first-time homebuyers of the GTA! Talk about mixed messages. You think you’re ready to buy your first home, but then you start reading the news and there’s all this exciting doom and gloom stuff being talked about.  Writers express concern that tightening mortgage rules might push first-time homebuyers and investors out of […]

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Free Toronto Homebuyer Seminar March 3rd – join us!

February 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Thinking of buying a home in the next twelve months? There is a lot to learn if you want to avoid costly mistakes. The market is constantly changing, both on the real estate side, and on the financing side, which makes it even more challenging to know whether you have the right information. We’d like […]

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Use your RRSP for the down payment on your first home – here’s how

June 6, 2013 | By | 3 Comments

Buying your first home? Wishing you’d saved more? Maybe you have, but didn’t know it. There are several programs to help first-time buyers get into home ownership.  The Home Buyers’ Program, or HBP, allows you to access RRSP money to purchase your first home. Why do it? The most obvious reason is to boost your down payment.  The bigger your down payment, the smaller […]

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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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