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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Vetting, vacating and everything in between
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From the initial interview to the eventual move-out, managing properties can be a daunting process. Valeri Khromov explains how using simple, repeatable strategies can greatly ease a landlord’s burden

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Webequie First Nation completes multiple housing projects
Posted by Duffie Osental

Housing built with funding support from the federal government

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5 kitchen remodel tips for resale
Posted by Contributor

If you’re seeking to sell your home in the near future, updating your kitchen can increase the value of your home and attract buyers

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Using the sandwich lease for real estate investing
Posted by Contributor

This isn't a recipe for a lunch sandwich; it's the recipe for rental property investing with little or no cash of your own

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Thieves among us
Posted by Contributor

Speculation often brings out the worst in investors, sometimes resulting in outright fraud. Monica Peters shares three methods you can use to prevent unscrupulous buyers from nabbing one of your properties

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Easing the squeeze
Posted by Contributor

Rock Star Real Estate's Paul D'Abruzzo outlines three ways investors can maintain – and even increase – a property's ROI in the face of further interest-rate hikes and intensifying rent controls

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New mortgage rules will drive investments in private lending
Posted by Contributor

MICs and other private lenders currently account for 10% of all new residential mortgages in Ontario. This number will surely increase in the short-term as buyers look for alternative lenders not governed by OSFI

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Sunil Tulsiani: On the road to making 100 real estate millionaires
Posted by Contributor

When people talk about lifelong goals, there’s no doubt that some of the dreams people have might sound a bit far-fetched. There are people who only wish themselves to live a long happy life with their family, people that fall somewhere in between, and people like Sunil Tulsiani who dream big- not only for himself but for others as well

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New construction, new concerns
Posted by Contributor

Harpreet Hans, one of the GTA's leading real estate lawyers, helps investors avoid the pitfalls hidden in the fine print of a new-construction condo unit's purchase agreement

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Rental real estate for people who are going places
Posted by Allyson McOuat

We’ve all heard that the number one rule of Real Estate Investment is Location, Location, Location but what are the actual indicators that determine a location’s investment potential?

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