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What is the average savings by age in Canada?

Posted by Corben Grant

It's never too early to start saving, especially if you have specific goals in mind. However, that can be easier said than done.

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New to Canada? Mortgage options for newcomers

Posted by Corben Grant

Different lenders offer mortgages to newcomers but they have different criteria and mortgage terms offered under different product names.

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What is a real estate investment trust?
Posted by Corben Grant

Are you wondering if REITs work and if they're right for you? This type of real estate investing can be highly beneficial and easier to get into, but there are some basics to understand first.

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Should I buy a Toronto convenience store?
Posted by Corben Grant

Both the residential and commercial real estate markets are booming in Toronto, allowing investors to capitalize on their gains. But what type of commercial space can see the best gains?

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Exploring the map of Mississauga neighbourhoods
Posted by Corben Grant

If you're looking to invest in real estate in the City of Mississauga, there are certain factors you should consider about each of the 24 unique neighbourhoods.

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How to invest in real estate with little or no money
Posted by Corben Grant

Getting into the real estate investment world can be tricky enough as it is, but what do you do when you don't have enough funds to get started? Don't fret – it IS still possible and here's how.

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The story of the tallest buildings in Ottawa
Posted by Corben Grant

Toronto and Vancouver aren't the only cities in Canada with tall buildings and interesting real estate. Ottawa is home to some interesting buildings as well, especially as it continues to grow.

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Pros and cons of rent-to-own
Posted by Helana Mulder

Rent-to-own agreements have become increasingly popular, especially in markets where housing prices are soaring. We'll outline the pros and cons associated with this type of agreement so you can decide if it's right for you.

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What you need to know about the mortgage stress test
Posted by Corben Grant

If you're hoping to buy a home in Canada, you will have to undergo the mortgage stress test in order to borrow a mortgage. This is done as a way for Canadian banks to ensure you can repay them.

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Is an RRSP loan right for me?
Posted by Corben Grant

You may have heard of an RRSP account to help you save for retirement, but have you heard of an RRSP loan? This type of loan works like any other loan from a bank: you pay it off with interest over a set period of time.

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Can an inground pool increase home value?
Posted by Helana Mulder

There are certain home improvement projects or existing features that are sure to increase your home's value. But is an inground pool one of them? It just might!

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Canadian mortgage-backed securities explained
Posted by Corben Grant

Mortgage-backed securities represent a monetary debt and the eventual value to be repaid. Institutions that hold mortgage-backed securities make money from the interest on mortgages.

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