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.
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.
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
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,
Canada’s financial regulator, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), wants homebuyers with uninsured mortgages to qualify with a stress test. A recent report from the Fraser Institute says the stress test is “unnecessary” and
On the hunt for your first home? Getting pre-approved is crucial so you are aware of how much you can afford. That way you don’t fall in love with something out of your budget. But what determines your qualifying amount? Your credit score is a major
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released the results of its annual Mortgage Consumer Survey, announcing some not-so-shocking statistics about first-time buyers. The survey was completed by 3,002 mortgage consumers that participated in
Interesting read by Ian McGugan in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business this week: “Face it, Canada — you’re a real estate addict, and no one wants a cure.”As the percentage of Canadians who own their own homes hits 70%, the majority of the population