Category Archives: Buying

Welcome to the Buying section. Here you will find articles about how to buy a home, first-time home buyers, the cost of buying a home and much more.

Should You Buy Mortgage Life Insurance?

Taking out a mortgage is a big step. An average mortgage for a buyer is approximately $300,000. When you agree to take on that mortgage, you are agreeing to pay that money back to the bank for the next 25-35 … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Moving Into Your New Home

So you’re headed over to your lawyer’s office to pick up the keys to your new home: What a great feeling! You are filled with excitement and anticipation. Before you start making it your own, however, here are some tips … Continue reading

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What To Look For When Buying A Home

When buying a home, people are often more concerned about the appearance of the home than the major components. As a home buyer, you should be diligent when looking at a home and not easily persuaded by nice decor and … Continue reading

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Mortgage Broker vs Your Local Bank

Are you better off heading straight to your bank or consulting a mortgage broker when it comes to taking out a mortgage? Find out. Continue reading

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New Mortgage Rules for 2011

UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 In January 2011, Canadian Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, announced new mortgage rules for Canadians. The federal government announced that Canadian mortgage insurance rules would become more stringent due to rising household debt in a low-interest … Continue reading

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CMHC Offers Home Comparison Worksheet

CMHC, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, has designed a worksheet to help buyers compare 3 different houses. Continue reading

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