First-Time Homebuyer Programs

Friday Nov 4th, 2022


In Canada, various programs are available for first-time homebuyers, with the aim to help make buying your first home easier.  RRSP Home Buyers’ Plan If you haven’t purchased a home within the last four years (or lived in a spouse’s home in the same timeframe), you may qualify for the RRSP Home Buyers’ Plan. With this plan, you may borrow up to $35,000 tax-free from your RRSP to fund your down payment. Just keep in mind that the money must be in your RRSP... [read more]

You Ask, We Answer: Should I Sell My Home Now or Wait Until the Spring?

Monday Dec 12th, 2022


Are you considering listing your house or condo for sale? Obviously, the seasons tend to play a crucial role in the business of the real estate market. When the weather is nice, the real estate market usually booms, as buyers spend a lot of time touring open houses and finalizing shortlists. A lot of markets become slow in the winter. However, buyers do not disappear completely.     This article discusses why selling your home in the winter is better than waiting for the... [read more]

Rent - To - Own

Tuesday Jul 5th, 2022


Rent-to-own doesn’t come without its potential risks. If you enter into a lease-to-own agreement and choose not to purchase the home, you will likely lose all the money accrued toward a down payment.  While rent-to-own agreements in Canada are possible, they’re rare. If you’re worried that home prices will continue to go up in the future, one advantage of entering a rent-to-own situation is you get to pre-determine the purchase price of a home a few years before you... [read more]

Buying a New Home? Make Your Move Easier With These Three Purging Tips

Tuesday Aug 30th, 2022


Are you looking to purchase a new house or apartment? Although this is an exciting idea, packing everything up and moving can be a daunting task. This article will provide three trips to eliminate old and unnecessary items, which will make the process of moving into a new home simpler.   Sort Everything That You Don't Need   Firstly, sort every item you own. Usually, families tend to sort out the essential items in each room and separate them from everything else.... [read more]

Credit Clean-Up

Wednesday Sep 21st, 2022


The fall is the perfect time for a credit clean-up so that you are ready for the holiday spending season – and anything else the year can throw at you!   When it comes to cleaning up credit, there is no better time than now to recognize the importance of your credit score and check if you are on track with your habits. To get started with your credit clean-up, there are a few things you can do:   Pull Your Credit Report: For most of us, our credit score is... [read more]


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