Makes Cents to Me!

familylendingFinancial Tips, Residential Mortgages

  Today I wanted to talk to you about “odds”.  Not the opposite to “even”, but what are the odds of an event happening.  It amazes me the amount of people who always seem to be in front of me at the variety store either checking their lottery numbers or dropping $50 bucks to get the numbers for the next … Read More

Home Buyers Demand Smarter Designs

familylendingFamilyLending.ca, First Time Home Owner, Investment Property

  The results of Better Homes and Gardens magazine’s Next Home Survey are in, and buyers have spoken. Prospective new home buyers list energy-efficiency, organization and comfort as their top priorities in considering their next move. Demand for traditional McMansions appears to be waning as more and more people come to value intelligent design over wow factor. “We continue to … Read More

Step1: Is Homeownership Right For You?

familylendingFamilyLending.ca, First Time Home Owner, Housing Costs

    So, you’ve finally decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and buy your own home… how exciting! You are ready to fulfill your dream of having a place to call your own.Buying a home is one of the biggest emotional and financial decisions you’ll ever make. Prepare by learning about the process of homebuying and the responsibilities of homeownership. … Read More

Home Prices Rise for Second Consecutive Month: Teranet

familylendingFirst Time Home Owner, Housing Costs, Investment Property

  According to the latest numbers the correction of housing prices late in 2010 seems to have been a short-lived phenomenon, as for the second consecutive month prices increased overall in four of six Canadian metropolitan markets.  Canadian home prices in January were up 0.4 per cent from the previous month, according to the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price … Read More