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Mortgage activity slows as Canadians fall deeper into debt

Since late 2015, the mortgage delinquency rate among 65+ mortgage holders has been on the rise and the highest among all age groups, says the Mortgage and Consumer Credit Trends report by CMHC.

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The Art Shoppe is closing its iconic Toronto showroom and yes, there’s a sale!

Even if you can’t afford to actually shop at The Art Shoppe, you’ve likely heard of the iconic 70,000 square foot showroom in the Castlefield Design District in Toronto. The company has an 83-year history, and they are planning for the next era.

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Q&A with a first-time buyer who’s about to move into her new condo

To give first-time buyers an idea of what to expect as their occupancy approaches, we chatted with a first-time buyer who will be moving into her new condo in just a few weeks! 

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First-time buyers value shorter commutes over square footage

A new survey conducted by Genworth Canada in collaboration with Royal LePage unveiled key trends among first-time buyers based on the last two years of activity across the country.

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Neighbourhood factors that Toronto homebuyers don’t care about

In the real estate industry, it’s important to know what location factors are important to buyers, but it’s also important to understand what people don’t care about. 

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5 things first-time buyers forget about at the time of occupancy

Did you buy a new pre-construction condo as your first home? As your occupancy approaches, you’re probably getting super excited to move in, but there are a few things that many first-time buyers forget about at this important milestone moment.

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Modern families in Toronto value neighbourhood safety when buying a home

When it comes to buying a home in Toronto, young modern families prioritize safety, work and family. You’ll be interested in what urban dwellers don’t care about when it comes to home location.  

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What would happen if the mortgage stress test was eliminated?

Sixteen months after the implementation of the federal government’s B-20 mortgage stress test regulations, TD Bank released an examination of its effects. Basically, the stress test did what it was supposed to do, but had some unintended consequences. 

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Shifting the focus to first-time buyers

We tend to always have a slight focus on first-time buyers, but now that we’re fully in spring mode, we want to shift the focus into a higher gear. For all of May, we’ll have even more tips and news for and about first-time buyers! 

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5 ways to freshen up your home decor this spring

There is something about spring that boosts energy in most of us. We yearn for movement and improvement. Spring is the perfect time to implement changes to your home decor.

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