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New Morgage rules 2012 – What the New Financing rules mean to you!

September 22, 2012

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Confused about the “new” mortgage rules that were released by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on July 9th 2012? You are not alone…A recent BMO study revealed that only about half of Canadian understand the new mortgage guidelines and how they may impact they may qualify for a mortgage. Most of the confusion comes from the […]

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To Buy or to Rent?

July 21, 2012

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Yesterday I had a very brief conversation with a friend regarding renting vs buying his next home.  As a real estate agent you would assume that I would be pro-home ownership and anti-tenant.  Not necessarily so, what is right for one person may not be right for another, which is why it’s important to know […]

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Choosing The Right Listing Agreement

July 14, 2012

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When listing your home with a REALTOR®, you will be required to sign an agreement.  This document will outline all of the agreed upon terms, including the asking price of the property, the REALTOR’S® commission, length of the agreement, cancellation policy (if any) and other details that will govern how the listing is handled.  As […]

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Buying A Fixer-Upper: Are You Ready For The Work?

July 11, 2012

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Always dreamed of renovating a home exactly to your specifications, or have you found an older house that is structurally sound but needs a lot of work inside?  (I am currently there right now!!!)  Perhaps the price is right and you can’t resist all that house you can get for your money.  Whatever the reason, […]

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The Benefits Of Home Ownership

July 6, 2012

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          The decision to purchase a home is exciting and a major investment for your future.  Because there is only so much of it to go around, real estate is the top choice for many investors and the desire for most families.  This article is designed to highlight some of the many benefits of home […]

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How Much House You Can Afford?

July 1, 2012

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How Much House You Can Afford? There are a number of factors that can contribute to the affordability of a house and, as a potential homebuyer, it’s important that you know what type of mortgage payments are within your budget. Debt-To-Income Ratio As a homebuyer, your first consideration will be the amount of your monthly […]

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