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#MILLENNIALBUYERS The Millennial’s Guide to First-Time Property Buying (It’s Possible!!)

Tuesday Dec 11th, 2018

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The Millennial’s Guide to First-Time Home Buying (It’s Possible!!) What to know about embarking on home ownership, from navigating mortgage rules to finding a real estate representative   Home ownership. Two words that many millennials have been told are out of their reach. Mortgage rules designed to protect Canadians from becoming house poor make the process seem both expensive (it is) and overwhelming (it doesn’t have to be). But there is hope: 39% of... [read more]

5 Top Home Renovations

Thursday Jan 24th, 2019

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Whether you're selling your home or just moved in, there is value in knowing what renovations will get you the most bang for your buck! 1. Exterior FIRST IMPRESSION is huge! Especially for resale. Landscaping, fresh paint or siding, upgraded exterior doors, outdoor living areas & covered porches are on the must have list! 2. Kitchen Kitchen is the heart of your home! People love a functional & open-concept layout. A kitchen with an abundance of storage is sure to appeal... [read more]

Where are Canadian mortgage rates headed in 2019? Experts weigh in

Thursday Jan 17th, 2019

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It wasn’t so long ago that there was hardly any doubt that Canadians would be seeing higher mortgage rates this year. The Bank of Canada was widely expected to continue on its path of tightening monetary policy with continued increases to the overnight rate, which influences mortgages, particularly those with variable rates. While that may still be a majority consensus among market watchers, mortgage broker Elan Weintraub is hearing conflicting viewpoints these days. “I... [read more]

11 tips for decorating a living room

Monday Nov 12th, 2018

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  Whether your style is traditional or modern, relaxed or formal, bold or subdued, your living room should be a place where you can feel comfortable, let down your guard and spend quality time with friends, family or just yourself. There’s an art to decorating a room that looks great and works well for you. So before you dive into a living room redesign with your pro, arm yourself with a few designer tips and tricks. Here are some of my... [read more]

#TERMINOLOGYTUESDAY closing costs

Wednesday Mar 28th, 2018

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Be aware of what you have to pay for, so you can work it into your budget ahead of time!🏡 You can read this all in my blog. Link in bio BEFORE CLOSING ✔️Deposit- typically 5% or purchase price ✔️Home Inspection- $300-$500 ON CLOSING ✔️Balance of the purchase price- purchase price minus deposit amount. (This will come from your lender and become your mortgage🙌🏻) ✔️Legal Fees- usually budget around $1,100-1,800 ✔️Title Insurance (sometimes included in your... [read more]

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