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Flip it right

Posted by Paul Roussel

Contrary to what HGTV would have you believe, flipping a house is rarely glamorous or fun – at least not until the cheque clears. Paul Roussel provides a primer for flippers-to-be

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Stop Paying Too Much in Taxes: Structuring Your Portfolio for Tax Efficiency

Posted by Corben Grant

Robert Gauvreau CPA shares tips on how to reduce your tax burdens.

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Why are interest rates going up in 2022?
Posted by Corben Grant

Anyone who owns a house or has been thinking about buying has heard a lot lately about rising interest rates.

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Using your RRSP as a first-time home buyer: advantages and disadvantages
Posted by Corben Grant

Making enough money for a home will never be easy, but luckily the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) can help make it at least a little bit easier.

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How long should my amortization period be?
Posted by Corben Grant

Amortization periods can be one of the most intimidating parts of getting a mortgage due to how long they can last.

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Home renovation tax credits in Canada for 2022
Posted by Corben Grant

The federal government, and in some cases, provincial governments, provide Canadians with tax rebates for some qualified home renovations.

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Financial and tax implications of co-signing a mortgage in Canada
Posted by Corben Grant

Co-signing essentially means adding a second (or in some cases, third) person to your mortgage contract.

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What is mortgage default insurance?
Posted by Corben Grant

Essentially, this type of insurance helps to protect the lender in case you miss a mortgage payment or violate your mortgage contract. There are a number of criteria you must meet to qualify for this insurance.

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Can you borrow to invest in Canada?
Posted by Corben Grant

By paying a bit extra in the long run, you can access funds now and begin to collect a return on investment. Here's how borrowing money to invest works.

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Can a bank deny mortgage renewal in Canada?
Posted by Corben Grant

Despite initially being accepted for a mortgage loan, did you know that you can be denied come time for mortgage renewal? Here's what to do if this has happened to you.

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Investing outside Canada: 5 reasons why it may be time to buy in the Caribbean
Posted by Corben Grant

Now may be one of the best times to consider making your purchase in the Caribbean as the Canadian real estate market becomes increasingly expensive and competitive.

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How do second mortgages work in Canada?
Posted by Corben Grant

Even if you have yet to pay off your primary mortgage, you can still qualify for a second one. When you buy a second home, you can also tap into your primary home's equity.

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