Jan 172011
 
New Mortgage Rules

Feds tweak the mortgage rules Finance Minister Jim Flaherty unveiled tougher mortgage lending rules today. It was initially rumoured that one of the changes would be an increase of the minimum down payment from 5% to 10%. Thankfully that wasn’t one of the changes implemented. Instead the maximum amortization period has been shortened from 35 … Continue Reading

Oct 132010
 
Are you preventing the sale of your home?

Home Sale Prevention 101 So you have decided to sell your home, done all your homework and, in your mind, you are ready to go. The market is good and you are expecting offers sooner than later.

Feb 222010
 
Not Yet Mandatory Home Energy Audits

Without these regulations, the Mandatory Home Energy Audit section of the Green Energy Act has no effect and establishes no requirements on present real estate transactions.

Jan 182010
 
9 Ways to Plan Ahead for your Home Purchase

If you are planning to buy a home within the next few weeks or months, preparing now can help you save time and money. Being prepared may also give you an advantage over other buyers.