Are mortgage regulations fair?

Are mortgage regulations fair?

All levels of government are concerned with the overall health and affordability of the Canadian housing market. The first order of business is to gather input from various industry participants to see how the recent mortgage rule changes have affected first time...
3 key things to remember before using home equity

3 key things to remember before using home equity

One of the benefits to owning a home is that as housing prices increase, so does the value of your home. The change in value from when you purchased your home is referred to as equity. For example, if you purchased a home 10 years ago for $150,000 and it’s worth...
Bank of Canada holds interest rates at 0.5%

Bank of Canada holds interest rates at 0.5%

Earlier this week, the Bank of Canada sidestepped a cut to its key overnight rate, keeping it at 0.5%. Even thought there has been a stronger-than-expected run in the economic data, the Bank isn’t convinced that the economy has yet shown it has what it takes to stick...
7 important tips to start your lawn off right this spring

7 important tips to start your lawn off right this spring

Winter can do quite a number on your lawn, compacting the soil, altering pH levels, and improving conditions for weeds and disease. Fear not, however. Follow these 7 tips to give your lawn the best chances to be lush, soft, and green. 1. Check for uneven ground Cut...