Managing Your Money

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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Guide for first-time homebuyers: Stage one—How to get ready

Buying a home will likely be the largest purchase of your life, so how do you know you’re ready to own one? Apparently, the majority of Canadians are up for…

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Your new home: Demystifying the down payment

If you’ve got “real estate fever,” it’s most likely not by accident: Pent-up demand and lower household spending as a result of the lockdown have caused the Canadian housing market…

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Want to diversify into real estate? Here are the facts

There’s no denying that homeownership may feel out of reach for some Canadians. The average house price in Canada was $531,000 in 2020. And if you live in the greater. Vancouver…

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When should you consider refinancing your mortgage?

A mortgage is a long-term financial commitment, but there is always some wiggle room if your circumstances change and you want a new deal to match. You usually have some…

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Why you should talk to a mortgage specialist

A perfect mortgage is so much more than just a seductively low-interest rate. It’s one of the most important financial decisions you’ll make.  So, why not take advantage of an…

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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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How porting your mortgage can save you money

Are you in your forever home? Do you plan to move sometime soon? Regardless of which life stage you’re in, as a homeowner, the option to port or move your…

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