8 professionals you should use when buying a home

8 professionals you should use when buying a home

Because purchasing a home may be the biggest investment you will ever make, you want a team of professionals working with you throughout the process. 1. Real estate agent No one will play a more important role in helping you find a home than your real estate...
Federal budget and other changes, what you need to know

Federal budget and other changes, what you need to know

The long awaited federal budget has finally been received in the House of Commons. This comes after Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s unusual announcement in January that his first budget, which would typically be presented in February or March, wouldn’t be delivered...
3 needs that will make or break your new home

3 needs that will make or break your new home

Once you’ve decided you can afford to buy a home and are aware of all the initial costs in your purchase, it’s time to start looking for a home. Before you begin searching for a home, however, think about the needs your house will accommodate, both now and in the...
13 surprise costs to pay before moving into your new home

13 surprise costs to pay before moving into your new home

So, you think you’re financially ready to own a home? While you may have calculated what money you have available to make your monthly payments, did you account for everything you’ll have to pay for up front? Don’t make home buying an impulse purchase. Plan ahead to...

3 calculations to find out if you can afford a mortgage

You’ve decided that homeownership is right for you, and now you need to know if you’re financially ready to buy a house. There are 3 simple calculations you can do to evaluate your current financial situation, how much house you can afford, and the maximum home price...