How to optimize your backyard and create your own private oasis with a pergola: An ideal solution for common backyard problems Image

How to optimize your backyard and create your own private oasis with a pergola: An ideal solution for common backyard problems

The biggest concern I come across with homeowners in these new homes is the lack of backyard privacy. Functionality of the space is another, as these backyard lots often have odd dimensions – long and narrow, short and wide or pie shaped. 

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To all the first-time buyers out there, do not lose hope

I want people to be hopeful about the future, and for many, that involves feeling confident in their home ownership goals. A home is a foundation for your family. It’s a place to grow and to love.

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Millennials more likely to fib on their mortgage application

Would you ever fib on a mortgage application? Have you ever? Findings from a new Equifax survey suggests that Canadian millennials are more willing to do so than the general population. 

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Should Canada allow a 30-year amortization for insured mortgages?

A new report by Mortgage Professionals Canada discovered that a 30-year amortization for an insured mortgage is the preferred option over the new First-Time Home Buyer’s Incentive.

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How to transition from summer to fall home decor

Everyone knows that once September arrives and the kids are back in school it’s basically fall. Don’t be sad about the end of summer though, just use this time as an opportunity to transition from summer to fall home decor! 

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First-time buyers feeling optimistic about the housing market

BMO released the results of a survey conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights, announcing that first-time buyers in Alberta are the most optimistic in the country about buying a new home with more than 50% thinking that now is a good time to do so.

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Should Canadian home buyers consider using the FTHBI?

First announced back in March in the last federal budget, the FTHBI has been the point of some debate, both for how the program is structured, and for some of the restrictions it places on home buyers who may wish to use it.

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Mudroom and entryway tips that will make back-to-school way easier! Image

Mudroom and entryway tips that will make back-to-school way easier!

School is now back in session, but we bet you’re not 100% prepared yet. To help you get ready for the daily mission of getting your kids out the door, we’re sharing a few tips on how to improve your mudroom or entryway. 

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This London, England company helps you buy your first home without a mortgage

There will soon be a new way for first-time buyers to step onto the homeownership ladder, but it’s based in London, England. If there’s success there, perhaps we’ll see this type of homebuying make its way to Canada. 

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6 ideas that will inspire you to redecorate your kid’s old bedroom

In just a few days, thousands and thousands of college and university kids will head back to school, some for the first time, others returning, and they are leaving many empty bedrooms behind. 

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