Tarion: How to Protect Your Home From the Elements this Spring Image

Tarion: How to Protect Your Home From the Elements this Spring

By TarionEven though your home braved the cold this winter, you should still be protecting it against the elements as the weather warms up. The ice storm in December has opened our eyes to the need to prepare our homes, and ourselves, for extreme weather

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Tarion: Getting to Know Your New Home

By TarionIf you’re like many new home buyers, you’ll likely drive or walk by your new home many times while it’s under construction, sharing photos of its progress along the way.The home building process is an exciting time and we know you can’t wait to

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VIDEO: Controlling Moisture in Your Home Image

VIDEO: Controlling Moisture in Your Home

Although it’s now officially spring, it’s still pretty cold out. Hopefully the warm weather will be here soon. With this winter being one of the coldest in recent history, a common issue for homeowners is related to excess moisture.Tarion Warranty

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Tarion: Research Your Builder Before Buying a New House Image

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 Image

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? Image

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 Image

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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