Expert Advice

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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Average house price increase per year: Toronto
Posted by Taylor Pipe

The benchmark price of a home in the GTA was just over $763,000 in 2019 compared to January last year, where the average price was just over $927,000.

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Pre-construction condo vs resale: which should you invest in?
Posted by Taylor Pipe

If you're looking to get into the real estate market as an investor, there are many benefits when it comes to purchasing either pre-construction condos, or resale condos. But which is the right choice for you?

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Using equity to buy another house
Posted by Taylor Pipe

Did you know you can use your existing home equity to invest in another property to buy a house? Here's how.

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Best places to invest in real estate in 2021
Posted by Taylor Pipe

These cities in Ontario are turning into great investment opportunities for people in 2021, including beginners.

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How to win a bidding war on your dream house
Posted by Taylor Pipe

Bidding wars have become the new normal during COVID, so here's how you can ensure you snag your dream home.

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What is the Buyer Representation Agreement (BRA)?
Posted by Jasmine Hayer

Here is everything you need to know about a BRA, including why you should sign one before searching for a house.

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Tips on how to find good tenants
Posted by Kandace Gallant

We’ve all heard horror stories about bad tenants before, so naturally, it makes us question if we should get into the world of investing ourselves. But having a rental property can come with a lot of benefits. Though becoming a landlord comes with a lot of new responsibilities, especially when it comes to protecting your investment that you’ve worked hard for, you’ll find that coming across bad tenants is much rarer than finding great tenants.

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How A Landlord Can End A Tenancy, Ontario
Posted by Kandace Gallant

A popular search trend emerged in 2020 and it was all in thanks to the novel Coronavirus pandemic that swept over the world, putting us all on lockdown and wondering what lies ahead for the future.

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Tips for beginner preconstruction investors in Toronto
Posted by Kandace Gallant

Despite experts predicting a market crash in our midst, robust investment opportunities are still out there, including for beginners looking to dip their toes in the water.

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Taking a community virtual, to expand its growth
Posted by David Kitai

REITE Club founders have pivoted their events and community building efforts, now they’re finding new voices and members to grow with them

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