The Canadian Real Estate Association launched REALideas recently in anticipation of the federal election. One of the points they made is that mortgage lending needs to be updated to better serve those participating in the gig economy.
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.
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!
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.
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.