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How much equity can I use to buy a second home?
Posted by Emma Scott

Wondering how to tap into your equity to purchase a vacation home or rental property? There are certain criteria you will have to meet first before you can access your home equity line of credit.

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The ultimate beginner's guide to investing in real estate
Posted by Emma Scott

Investing in real estate has become increasingly popular for a reason, but some think of it as a daunting task. Trust us, it's not! If you're new to the world of real estate investing, here's everything you need to know.

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How long does it take to buy a home in Canada?
Posted by Emma Scott

Looking to buy a home in Canada but wondering how long the process will take? Timeframes will vary per mortgage lender, realtor, and homebuyer, but here's what you can expect.

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How hard is it to change rezoning from residential to commercial?
Posted by Emma Scott

Wondering how hard it is to change your lot from residential zoning to commercial? While it's not impossible, it can be confusing if you aren't sure what steps to take. Here's what you need to do.

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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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The best place to buy a rental property in Canada: 2021
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You want the biggest bang for your buck so here are the best places in Canada to buy a rental property, and the best types of properties (including vacation homes!).

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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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