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BC Mortgage Survey 2021 | How low interest rates affect existing, prospective homeowners

Low interest rates continue to drive both confidence and pressure for British Columbians A poll hosted on the Angus Reid Forum for Coast Capital suggests that current low interest rates…

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Choosing the right neighbourhood for kids and commute: A homebuyers’ guide

When looking to buy a new home, there’s nothing wrong with wanting it all—a close commute, low taxes, a top school district, and a great community. In 2020, a record-breaking number…

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Managing finances for freelancers: Global Morning News

  The gig economy has grown during the pandemic as people look for different ways to earn money. But with no set sallary, finances can be difficult to juggle. Joining…

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The importance of financial planning for same-sex couples

Planning for retirement. Buying a new home. Stowing money in an emergency fund during uncertain times. Saving for college. Goals are similar whether for same-sex couples or opposite-sex couples. Since…

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What the 2021 mortgage stress test means for you

Well, the real estate market is booming (again). Canada’s hot housing market has been dominating headlines across news cycles, particularly a recent announcement from the Office of the Superintendent of…

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Tips for budgeting for a home renovation | Global Morning News

   A recent study found nearly half of BC homeowners have completed a significant home improvement project during the pandemic. Of course, a reno of any size requires a…

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Home buying myths debunked | Global Morning News

  According to the real-estate board of Greater Vancouver, Lower Mainland home sales are far above the 10 year average. And in a hot market like this it is easy…

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Guide for first-time homebuyers: Stage three—closing on your home successfully

When you’re purchasing a home, the last step is called the closing process. If you are reading this, then you may be ready to finalize the last details of your…

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Guide for first-time homebuyers: Stage two—surviving the mortgage process

Your offer was accepted on a home you really like! But don’t pop the cork just yet. As much as you want to celebrate, it’s time to get serious and…

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How to set a budget you’ll actually use

Budgets. A word many people dread because of its association with restrictions, hassle, and headaches. Budgets are designed to make your life easier and keep you on track to reaching your…

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What to do with your tax refund

A refund is basically free money, right? Once you receive your tax return, your knee-jerk reaction may be to spend it on a new spring wardrobe or hop on a…

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RRSP vs TFSA. Which is better for you?

The great debate: TFSA vs RRSP With the RRSP contribution deadline just around the corner, it’s important to know about all your savings options. Today we break down which savings…