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Tarion: Research Your Builder Before Buying a New House

By TarionBuying a newly built home from a builder is different than purchasing a resale home. Your attention should be placed not only on the home itself, but also on the reputation of the builder.All new homes in Ontario come with a warranty that lasts

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CMHC Increasing Mortgage Insurance Premiums

Effective May 1, 2014, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) will be increasing its mortgage insurance premiums after the annual review of their insurance product and capital requirements.Those affected include owner occupied units,

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VIDEO: What Realtors Need to Know About Tarion

Tarion is a private corporation that regulates the new home industry, licenses new home builders and ensures homebuyers’ warranty rights. As industry professionals, Tarion is eager to work with realtors, so that homebuyers are familiar with their

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The RRSP Deadline is Coming up!

The deadline to make contributions to your RRSP is March 3rd! Take a few minutes to learn more about where that money is going and what you can do with it.What are RRSPs anyway?RRSP stands for “Registered Retirement Savings Plan.” This program allows you

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Buying a Home with Bitcoin?

Before we jump into this, let’s make sure everyone understands what Bitcoin is.Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency. There’s no cash, tokens, or anything physical involved. There is also no government body powering it, so the value is determined

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Reasons to Buy a Home in the Winter

A recent blog post by Genworth Canada listed a few reasons why buying a home in the winter might be the right decision for you!The reasons are listed below:Your real estate agent’s full attentionWinter is traditionally a slow time in the real estate

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Genworth Canada: Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

Raise your hand if you’re in debt. Don’t worry, it’s not just you. According to Statistics Canada, the average Canadian household owes about $115,000.If you’re losing sleep, make sure you know the difference between good debt and bad debt before you

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CMHC Condo Buyer’s Guide Revised

By Penny MunozIf you’re looking to invest in a condominium, make sure you take a look at the updated Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Condominium Buyer’s Guide. The guide sets out to help potential homebuyers determine whether condominium

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TARION: What to Expect When Buying a New Home

By TarionPurchasing a new home is a big decision and can sometimes seem overwhelming. Finding the right location, size and finishes are all exciting parts of choosing the home that’s right for you, but there are many other important steps to consider. 

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VIDEO: Maintaining Your New Home with Tips from Tarion

As a new homeowner you might be unsure of what maintenance procedures you need to conduct and when. Not to worry! This Tarion educational video will guide you through each season discussing the importance of home maintenance, providing valuable tips and

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