5 Ways to Use Your Home Equity

5 Ways to Use Your Home Equity

There are some attractive benefits of using your home equity to help you put some of your financial worries aside. When you’re struggling to pay back student loans, high-interest payments or medical bills, it may be time to consider refinancing or using a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) to pay it all off.  Here … Continued

First-Time Home Buyer Incentive Now Available

First Time Home Buyers

The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive helps qualified first-time homebuyers to reduce their monthly mortgage payments without adding to their financial burdens. The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive is a shared-equity mortgage with the Government of Canada. It offers: 5% or 10% for a first-time buyer’s purchase of a newly constructed home 5% for a first-time buyer’s purchase … Continued

Pros And Cons Of Being Self-Employed

Pros And Cons Of Being Self-Employed

Owning your own business comes with a lot of perks – you can set your own hours and call all the shots. But there are also some downfalls you need to know about before going out alone. Here are just a few of the pros and cons of being self-employed. Pros You Work For Yourself … Continued

Are Commercial Properties Worth The Investment? 

Are Commercial Properties Worth The Investment?

Historically, commercial properties have provided investors with attractive returns with limited risk. Unlike stocks and bonds, real estate is a scarce resource that can appreciate over time if managed properly. However, it takes a trained mortgage advisor, realtor, and property manager to deliver a successful result. With a dedicated team behind you, you could get … Continued

Concerns Millennials Have About Buying a Home

Concerns Millennials Have About Buying a Home

Millennials are starting to wonder if they’ll ever be able to afford a home. With record high sale prices, stricter mortgage regulations, and a large boomer population that’s downsizing, millennials have a lot to worry about. However, they shouldn’t stress too much yet. Here, we debunk these top 5 concerns millennials have about buying a … Continued

2018 Mortgage Consumer Survey Results: Home Buyers Edition

2018 Mortgage Consumer Survey Results: Home Buyers Edition

The recently released 2018 Mortgage Consumer Survey provides some real insights into the concerns and experiences of homebuyers between March 2017 and 2019. Some of the facts might even surprise you. Here are the main takeaways.   More Than 1/3 Felt Uncertain Although most first-time home buyers felt financially ready to purchase a home, many … Continued

First Time Home Buyer Program in Ontario

First Time Home Buyer Program in Ontario

Tired of renting, but not sure if you can afford to buy a home? The First Time Home Buyer Program in Ontario is designed to help you buy a home, even if you don’t have enough money for a down payment saved up just yet. There are important details to cover which homebuyers may not … Continued

How to Find Your Perfect Home in Ottawa

How to Find Your Perfect Home in Ottawa

Ready to jump into homeownership? Before you take that leap, it’s imperative to take some time to carefully consider all of the factors that you’re looking for to identify the best home to suit your needs and lifestyle. By fully understanding your list of wants and needs, you can be better equipped to obtain the … Continued

5 Roadtrips to Take in Canada This Summer

family taking a road trip

If you haven’t explored Canada yet, now’s a perfect time! There is so much to discover in our own backyard. And as the second largest country in the world with an endless variety of landscapes, Canada was made for road tripping. If you’re ready to explore the Great White North, here are 5 road trips … Continued

7 Best Cities to Live in Canada in 2019

parliament hill in ottawa ontario

From the east coast to the west coast – there’s a perfect city for your lifestyle in Canada. If you’re planning to move this year, be sure to check out these 7 best cities to live in Canada in 2019 before deciding!   Ottawa, ON Our nation’s capital is one of the best cities to … Continued