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Six steps to your first Ontario real estate investment

October 3, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

Why invest in Canadian real estate? Canadians are increasingly realizing the value of diversifying into real estate investments. This is especially true given the volatility of stock and bond markets over the last few years. In addition to building personal wealth, investment property is often viewed as part of an individual’s pension or retirement nest […]

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First Time Home Buyer

June 29, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Congratulations on your decision to buy your first home! Since you’re here, you’ve obviously decided to get educated and informed.  I applaud you for that – it takes discipline and commitment! Before you start seriously looking at possible homes, it’s important to understand the financial options available to you and how to get the best deal. Here are the […]

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The prep

December 16, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Get off on the right foot If you’re like me, your first-time home buying journey will include a lot of fun outings to look at great places, obsessive browsing through MLS listings of homes all over the GTA, and the less fun but hugely important practical stuff. Figuring out how much you can afford That’s […]

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New to Canada

June 29, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

If you are new to Canada – welcome! I am so pleased to help you in your quest to buy a home in your new country.   You’re not alone – new Canadians are making their numbers felt in the housing market, as they get settled and make the transition from renter to owner, by purchasing their […]

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Mortgage and homebuying tools – free for the taking!

May 6, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

If you do a quick google search you will find that there is an overwhelming amount of information available for new homebuyers.  Save yourself some time and check out one of the best sites out there: the CMHC website.  It contains literally thousands of articles on everything from homebuying to mortgages to renting and dealing […]

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Mortgage and homebuying tools – free for the taking!

May 5, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

If you do a quick google search you will find that there is an overwhelming amount of information available for new homebuyers.  Save yourself some time and check out one of the best sites out there:  the CMHC website.  It contains literally thousands of articles on everything from homebuying to mortgages to renting and dealing with home ownership issues.  And […]

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The down payment

April 4, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

So you’ve decided you’re ready to buy a home… but what about the down payment? How much will you need? Is there any hope of saving up enough? Finding the funds for a down payment – yes, even in today’s market – may be well within your reach. And it may not take as long […]

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The numbers

March 6, 2018 | By

What’s your home buying budget? Buying your first home will require a fair bit of number crunching. How much can you afford? Do you know what the maximum sticker price is for your new home?  In other words: what is your home buying budget? Yes, budgeting is a four-letter word Ugh…  As much as you might […]

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