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What happens if you don’t qualify for a bank mortgage?

As houses get more expensive with the average price of a detached home in Toronto reaching a new high of $1 million, more homebuyers may be forced to take on mortgages through subprime loans to enter the housing market. A subprime loan is an option for people who don’t qualify for loans under the prime […]

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How do land transfer taxes affect your real estate purchase?

For anyone looking to invest in real estate, land transfer taxes will affect your bottom line. When it comes to purchasing a home, there’s more to simply negotiating with the seller on the property’s price. Once a price is set, there are still the closing costs that need to be paid for and the infamous […]

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Can you afford to buy a home?

It’s a question many homebuyers need to ask themselves before diving into home ownership. Whether you’re buying the property as an investment, in which case you’ll need to figure out how much you can rent it out for, or buying the property as a place to live, your first step is to figure out how […]

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When do you expect to be mortgage free?

When you make the decision to enter the real estate market, chances are that you’ll need to take out a mortgage to afford calling your house or condo home. Canadians expect they’ll be 58 years old before they’re mortgage free, which is one year older than the average expectation last year, according to a recent […]

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Is a HELOC a good idea to tap into your home’s equity?

A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) lets you tap into the equity you’ve invested in your home if you’re cash strapped. You might consider this option if one partner has suddenly lost their job or fallen ill and you’re running out of savings to cover your day-to-day costs. But the HELOC isn’t the only […]

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Variable rate or fixed rate mortgage?

The Investors Group mortgage rate caused a stir when the financial services company offered a rock bottom variable mortgage rate of 1.99 per cent on a three-year term. The bold move caught the eye of multiple media outlets and spurred discussion as to whether the feds would step in once again to temper the housing […]

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Ensuring Your Eligibility for The HST Rebate in Ontario

The Ontario New Home HST Rebate is a great opportunity for homeowners who have built a new home or completed significant renovations on an existing home, either on their own or by self contracting to recuperate some of the costs. However, many property owners struggle with the eligibility requirements when applying for the Ontario New […]

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Why Work with a Tax Specialist When Applying For Your New Condo Rental Rebate? 

The HST Rebate on new condos in Ontario is a great opportunity to recover a significant chunk of costs spent on new purchases or remodels and is definitely a worthwhile endeavour. However, to the average homeowner, the application process can be confusing, stressful, and complicated. With various HST rebates in Ontario available, it can be […]

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