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.

20% of Canadians Want To Buy U.S. Homes

A recent survey discovered that 1 out of 5 Canadians is thinking about buying some US property, but is it worth it? Continue reading

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What Kind of Home Can $1,000,000 Get You In Canada?

Check out these awesome million-dollar homes that will have you running out to get a mortgage in no time. Continue reading

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What Kind of Home Can $300,000 Get You In Canada?

The average Canadian home was priced at $372,700 in June 2011, but we decided to find homes in Canada that are priced at around $300,000 for your viewing pleasure. Continue reading

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Should You Rent or Own a Home?

Since the average rent in Canada hovers around $900, it makes sense for renters to consider buying a home. Continue reading

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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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