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5 reasons homeowners need an emergency fund

You cut corners and scrimped for years to come up with that down payment – but your saving days are far from over once you’ve achieved homeownership. In fact, you’ll need to take your commitment to socking cash away to a whole other level.

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Now’s the time to start saving for your new home

Some people are on vacation, some are staying home and trying to save money. Typically, the housing market heats up in the spring and slows down in the summer. It was the opposite this year, which inspired us to focus on money saving tips!

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A surprising amount of couples aren’t talking about money and debt issues

Manulife Bank of Canada recently commissioned Ipsos to conduct a survey about financial issues at home and confiding in a significant other. The results are shocking and unsurprising at the same time.  

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It will soon be easier for self-employed Canadians to qualify for a mortgage

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is making it easier for self-employed Canadians to apply and qualify for mortgages.

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Lower your utility bill with these water saving tips

Summer just started and we’re already on our second heat wave. One thing that happens during the summer is that everyone’s water use goes up. So we’re sharing a few tricks to help you save water at home this summer.

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Chill your summer hydro bill with a smart thermostat

The GTA region is in for a long, hot summer, according to early climatologist forecasts – and given our fair city just endured an unusually cold and lingering winter (an ice storm in April, what gives?) news of rising temps is music to Torontonian ears.

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3 ways to market your Toronto home listing this spring

Billed as the busiest time of year to purchase a resale or new construction home, the months between March and June typically see an influx of new listings and a renewed buyer force.

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The B-20 impact: How will new mortgage rules affect 2018 real estate?

A new year usually means bringing out the bubbly – but homebuyers are less inclined to cheers the beginning of 2018, as January 1st ushered in regulations that make it tougher to get a mortgage. Guideline B-20 is the latest crop of

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Things you need to secure a mortgage

Starting January 1, 2018, all uninsured mortgages will have to undergo a stress test, meaning you need to be approved at 2% higher than your agreed upon rate. This news has many people scrambling to secure a mortgage before the end of the year,

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5 ways to add value to your home this winter

Do you want to add value to your home? You can do so this winter with these minor home upgrades! Don't worry, these aren't huge projects!

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