First time homebuyers: Use your tax benefits & RRSP funds

There are all sorts of benefits to being a first time homebuyer in Canada. Two you may be entitled to are the RRSP Home Buyers' Plan and the First-time Homebuyers' Tax Credit Program. Let's see how each works and whether or not they apply to…
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An interview with Domenic Tozzo, Mortgage Specialist for RBC

Last week I met with Domenic Tozzo, Mortgage Specialist for RBC. I asked him a few questions; questions that I thought would be important to most homeowners with a mortgage. Let's see what Domenic had to say. Lisa: How long have you been in…
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Allure Condominiums at Yonge & Davisville

  The Allure Condominiums at Yonge & Davisville in Toronto offer 22 suites of beautiful, convenient living at one of Toronto's key intersections. Known for its relative location to the Beltline (a long path perfect for walking and…

Land Transfer Tax REFUND

The general consensus about the Land Transfer Tax is that it is pesky, expensive, and an unwelcome addition to the sale and purchase of every home. There are some intricate details to this tax that - if you purchase unadvised by a realtor…
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Canada's Best Guide to Buying and Selling Your Home: MoneySense

Have you ever wished for a personal advisor to follow you everywhere, answering your every question and query for you? In real estate, an advisor like this may well be impossible in human form but the MoneySense Guide to Buying and Selling…
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Mortgage Mondays: How to Choose The Right Mortgage For You

Often times we want to know what we're talking about, even before calling up a professional for advice. Before you buy a car, you  know roughly what you're looking for, and before you buy a home, you know where you'd like to live and how…
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Mortgage Mondays: RBC Mortgages Get Flexible

      RBC program changes help you get the mortgage you need As a leading mortgage lender in Canada, RBC Royal Bank® is always looking for new solutions to help consumers finance the home of their dreams. In the…
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Mortgage Mondays: Canadian Housing Prices

Over the past 2 years, the Canadian economy has been turbulent. The housing market has had to sustain a massive financial crisis, a recession causing 430,000 less jobs across the country, the introduction of HST, and 2 changes in the rules…

Should Young Home Buyers Use RRSP?

You know the old saying, "every little bit counts"? When investing in real estate, this old saying certainly applies. With a competitive marketplace, the pricey cost of living in our society, and the endless advice on spending vs. saving, deciding…
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Mortgage Mondays: CMHC Changes, March 18th

  Happy Valentine's Day!  Today is Monday and, as you know, we use Mondays to discuss mortgages and financing your home. You may have heard already that the CMHC is implementing new changes to their mortgage rates and amortization…