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The Tax Free First Home Savings Account (FHSA) explained

The Tax Free First Home Savings Account (FHSA) explained

May 5, 2022 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

The Tax Free First Home Savings Account (FHSA) explained If you or someone you know is saving for a down payment on their first home, the Federal government announced a new program aimed at first-tim ... [read more]

How is a Private Mortgage Different Than a Traditional Bank Mortgage

How is a Private Mortgage Different Than a Traditional Bank Mortgage

May 4, 2022 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Understanding the difference between private mortgages and traditional bank mortgages can help you make the best decision for financing a new home. Each option provides the money to secure real estate ... [read more]

Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home

Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home

April 20, 2022 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home Buying a home involves a lot of complex steps, but by doing your homework ahead of time, you can boost your know-how and have more confidence in ... [read more]

Bank Of Canada Rate Update April 13, 2022

Bank Of Canada Rate Update April 13, 2022

April 13, 2022 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Bank of Canada increases policy interest rate by 50 basis points, begins quantitative tightening The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1%, with the Bank Rate at 1¼% ... [read more]

Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring Clean Your Finances

April 8, 2022 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Spring Clean Your Finances Spring finally arrived after a long winter, and with inflation and the rising cost of living on everyone's mind, there's never been a better time to do a little spring clea ... [read more]

5 Benefits of an Investment Property

5 Benefits of an Investment Property

April 6, 2022 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

5 Benefits of an Investment Property Building a strong real estate portfolio is a great way to create passive income now and a strong investment portfolio for later. If you are looking at buildin ... [read more]

Tips for Picking the Right Home to Flip

Tips for Picking the Right Home to Flip

March 16, 2022 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Guide to Choosing a House to Flip for Maximum Profit Not every property will make a promising flip. Here is everything you need to know to maximize your profits from the very start while minimizing ... [read more]

Higher Interest Rates are Here. What Does That Mean for You?

Higher Interest Rates are Here. What Does That Mean for You?

March 9, 2022 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

The Bank of Canada has been signaling for a while now that they will respond to inflation by raising interest rates. Sure enough, on March 2nd they announced a hike in the overnight rate by 0.25%. H ... [read more]

Bank Of Canada Rate Update March 2, 2022

Bank Of Canada Rate Update March 2, 2022

March 2, 2022 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Bank of Canada Increases Policy Interest Rate The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to ½ %, with the Bank Rate at ¾ % and the deposit rate at ½ %. The Bank is contin ... [read more]

Can Housing Upgrades Affect Your Insurance?

Can Housing Upgrades Affect Your Insurance?

February 23, 2022 | Posted by: Barbara Chong

Housing upgrades have the potential to leave you underinsured so it is important to always contact your home insurance before starting a home renovation. Home renovations are trendy right now due to ... [read more]

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