Going away? Vacation checklist for your home.

Whether you’re jetting off to sunshine and warm sand, an international adventure, or a weekend getaway, before you go there are a few things you can do to protect your home while you’re away! Unplug all electronics and appliances: To reduce energy costs while you are traveling (and mitigate any risk of unexpected fires), it [...]

By |2023-09-25T15:51:32-04:00September 25th, 2023|General, home, tips|0 Comments

Avoiding a Fall Financial Storm!

A July 7 report from Statistics Canada on the financial state of Canadians says that, “Middle-income earners were affected most by inflationary pressures over the last year, as they spent an average of $1,306 more than they earned in income in the first quarter of 2023, while they had positive net saving of $521 in the [...]

By |2023-09-25T15:52:52-04:00September 25th, 2023|Financial, General, home, mortgage, tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The True Cost of Downsizing

Many Canadians consider downsizing during their retirement years. Once their children have left the nest, the choice seems obvious: relocate to a smaller residence or a more affordable town and capitalize on the price difference. For many retirees, the funds from the sale of their home can significantly impact their overall lifestyle and financial [...]

By |2023-09-11T11:40:36-04:00September 11th, 2023|equity, Financial, home, mortgage|0 Comments

What do Your Teenagers Need to Know about Money?

As adults, we all know the critical importance of managing money wisely and the impact our financial situation has on our overall well-being. As parents we do our best, but there are plenty of life lessons we need to teach our kids, and personal finance doesn’t always top the list. We may also not [...]

By |2023-09-05T16:01:05-04:00September 5th, 2023|Financial, General, home, mortgage, tips|0 Comments

Mortgage Portability

When it comes to getting a mortgage, one of the more overlooked elements is the option to be able to port the loan down the line. Porting your mortgage is an option within your mortgage agreement, which enables you to move to another property without having to lose your existing interest rate, mortgage balance [...]

By |2023-09-05T15:27:50-04:00September 5th, 2023|Financial, General, home, mortgage|0 Comments

Choosing Your Ideal Payment Frequency

Your payment schedule is the frequency that you make mortgage payments and ranges from monthly to bi-monthly, bi-weekly, accelerated bi-weekly or even weekly payments. Below is a quick overview of what each of these payment frequencies mean: Monthly Payments: A monthly payment is simply a single large payment, paid once per month; this [...]

By |2023-08-17T12:05:22-04:00August 17th, 2023|Financial, home, mortgage, tips|0 Comments

After You Buy – Closing Tips.

Now that you have finished signing your mortgage paperwork and getting the keys to your first home, there are a few things to keep in mind after you buy to protect your investment and ensure future financial success! Maintaining your home and protecting your investment: Becoming a homeowner is a major responsibility. It’s up to [...]

By |2023-06-28T11:56:09-04:00June 28th, 2023|General, mortgage, tips|0 Comments
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