Should we be worried about the increase in mortgages with alternative lenders? Image

Should we be worried about the increase in mortgages with alternative lenders?

Government policy like the mortgage stress test was introduced to cool Canada’s housing market, which it did, but some buyers have decided to simply go a different route, and it could be bad for the overall health of the market. 

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5 ways to keep summer alive with your home decor

Summer is fleeting in the Greater Toronto Area. We get a couple months of warmer weather (sometimes too warm), and then it’s autumn in the blink of an eye. 

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Yes, you still have to do home maintenance in July Image

Yes, you still have to do home maintenance in July

The good thing about July is that it’s probably one of the easiest months of the year as far as home maintenance goes, so you still get to spend the majority of your time travelling with your kids and hanging out in the backyard by the pool.

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Ontario home prices need to drop more than $300,000 to be affordable for millennials Image

Ontario home prices need to drop more than $300,000 to be affordable for millennials

A new study by Generation Squeeze in Vancouver found average home prices in Canada need to drop by nearly 50% for a typical 25-34 year-old (let’s call them millennials) to afford an 80% mortgage on an average priced home. Or, their earnings need to double

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Cottage maintenance that you shouldn’t forget to do

Sure, the cottage is all fun and games during the summer, especially around Canada Day, but keep in mind that there is always maintenance to be done (and we bet you didn’t get to any of it over the long weekend!). 

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4 quick ways to get your backyard summer ready Image

4 quick ways to get your backyard summer ready

And just like that - it’s summer. The forecast is consistently above 20 degrees celsius, and it will soon be hitting 30. Don’t worry if you forgot to get your backyard ready for the heat (and the long weekend).

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Could the FTHBI even be used in Toronto? INFOGRAPHIC Image

Could the FTHBI even be used in Toronto? INFOGRAPHIC

The First-Time Home Buyers Incentive, a new national mortgage-equity sharing program, has been the subject of sharp scrutiny since it was first announced by the federal government in March.

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More than 80,000 Canadians will be doing this on June 30

According to moving company, Two Men and a Truck, the weekend of June 30 is the busiest moving time of the whole year. Every year, 4.4 million of the 37 million Canadians move into a new home (or roughly 1.5 million families).

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How to create the perfect backyard for entertaining

Whether it’s an intimate dinner party or a large celebration, adding the right elements to your space can make your outdoor areas shine like the summer sun. Here are six ways to infuse the perfect elements for all of your entertainment needs this season.

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The FTHBI won’t improve housing affordability in the Greater Toronto Area Image

The FTHBI won’t improve housing affordability in the Greater Toronto Area

Right before the federal election, Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive will kick into action, making it easier for thousands of buyers across the country to dive into the market.

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