Expert Advice

How much does it cost to build a house in BC?
Posted by Emma Scott

Wondering if you should buy land and build a house in the beautiful British Columbia? We don't blame you, but here's what you should consider beforehand.

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How long is a credit report good for when applying for a mortgage?
Posted by Emma Scott

Don't know much about how credit scores work in Canada? We've got you covered. Here's everything you need to know about credit scores when applying for a mortgage, and more.

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Can you get a U.S. mortgage for a Canadian property?
Posted by Emma Scott

Anyone from the U.S. can purchase a Canadian property if they have the funds. Here are the steps you should take, as well as extra costs you should be aware of.

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How long to get mortgage approval in Canada
Posted by Emma Scott

Many Canadians think that the first step in buying a home is to contact brokers and go to look at homes. This isn't true! Here are some steps you should take before dipping your toes in the real estate market.

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Can I rent my house out on a normal mortgage in Canada?
Posted by Emma Scott

If you just purchased a house and are wondering how to make some cash on the side, here are the rules regarding renting out the home that you live in.

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Do you need title insurance if you don't have a mortgage?
Posted by Emma Scott

Before becoming a homeowner, here are important things you should know about title insurance, home insurance, lender's title insurance, and owner's title insurance.

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New stress test mortgage rules: how much home can you really afford?
Posted by Emma Scott

OSFI has created new rules for the Mortgage Stress Test in Canada, making it harder for first-timers to qualify for a mortgage as of June 2021. Here's how the test works.

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A comprehensive guide on how to port a mortgage
Posted by Taylor Pipe

Rather than exiting your contract early and paying high penalty fees, you may be able to qualify to port your mortgage. Here's everything you need to know about porting a mortgage in Canada.

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Seller responsibility after closing
Posted by Taylor Pipe

Whether you've already bought your next home, or are planning on buying after you sell, before any type of sale or transaction takes place, you must know the seller's responsibility after closing.

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Toronto real estate market crash: Is it really possible?
Posted by Taylor Pipe

It's no secret that the housing market in Canada has soared, but is a real estate market crash really possible despite what experts are saying? We weigh in with our thoughts.

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Commercial mortgage brokers Toronto: What you need to know
Posted by Taylor Pipe

For those looking to invest in commercial real estate, working with a mortgage brokerage is crucial to getting the best commercial investment property for you.

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Canada: interest rates and real estate
Posted by Taylor Pipe

Are these historically low-interest rates going to stick around forever? Not likely. Here's what experts have to say on the matter.

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