Steps For Home Buyers to Consider …, MortgageCanadaCalculator

    Step 1: Get Preapproved! The first step in the home buying process is to take a moment to get the preapproval from a lender of your choice. This can save you hours of searching for properties that do not suit your budget, or what are even more painful, purchasing a home then discovering you are not eligible for … Read More

February 2011 Housing Starts

  CMHC annouced today:“The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts was 181,900 units in February, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This is up from 170,600 units in January 2011.“Housing starts moved higher in February because of increases in Ontario and the Prairies,” said Bob Dugan, Chief Economist at CMHC’s Market Analysis Centre. “The bulk of this … Read More

Understanding your Credit Score

  We thought it would be helpful to pass along a little information about understanding your credit score and some do’s and don’ts to be aware of. How you handle your credit now can affect your ability to get a mortgage as well as the rate you will receive.     Understanding your credit score 101   Driven by the … Read More

Sell your Home for Top Dollar!

  Following the steps below can help you maximize your selling price and put more money in your pocket. Avoiding some often over looked mistakes is easy and takes little time, cost and effort on your part.  1.   Distress Selling: At times, selling quickly is unavoidable. That’s when knowing the right techniques to sell your home, without looking desperate and making yourself a target … Read More

Home Energy Checklist

  We recently put together this Home Energy Efficiency Checklist to help homeowners optimize their energy consumption and reduce their energy bills. We designed it as an easy-to-use guide for periodically examining your home to find energy-wasting trouble spots. It also includes some preventative maintenance tips that will help you avoid problems before they happen. If you have any further … Read More