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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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How property tax compares across Ontario
Posted by Corben Grant

No one likes to pay property taxes, however, we have them to thank for our city's services. Depending on where you live in Ontario, the property tax rate will vary.

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Mortgage fraud and how to protect yourself when buying a home
Posted by Corben Grant

While mortgage fraud isn't necessarily common in Canada, it still happens. If you are caught, the consequences won't be far behind. Honesty is always the best policy.

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Working with a realtor to help find tenants
Posted by Corben Grant

If you're a landlord with multiple properties, you may find it easier to work with a real estate agent to find you tenants that are the perfect fit for you. Here's how they can help you.

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How many times my salary can I borrow for a mortgage?
Posted by Corben Grant

When you're looking to get into the real estate market, a mortgage broker will help determine how much mortgage you can actually afford which will be determined in a few different ways.

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How do you know if your walls are insulated?
Posted by Helana Mulder

Having a well-insulated home is very important, so when you're getting into the market, this is an important part of the home inspection process.

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House flipping stats in Canada
Posted by Corben Grant

House flipping stats are hard to come by, but one thing is for sure: they're gaining popularity. However, house flipping should be tackled by the right person and be done in the right market.

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How much can a landlord increase rent in Ontario?
Posted by Corben Grant

There are specific rules laid out to protect both landlords and tenants when it comes to the amount of rent being paid. Currently, landlords can raise the rent by 1.2% in Ontario.

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How is wealth distributed in Canada?
Posted by Corben Grant

The thing about the wealth in Canada is that, though we have plenty of money to go around, we still have thousands of people homeless, in poverty, or just getting by.

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High demand trades in Canada
Posted by Corben Grant

While the real estate market may have boomed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing that hasn't is the skilled trades industry. We need to remedy the issue as demand continues to grow.

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