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Scoring Big with Credit

Many of us have heard the terms credit report and credit score being thrown around, but before one can really understand what a credit score represents, it is important to first understand what it is based on. Credit, by definition, is borrowed money

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What are Property Taxes?

Property tax. What is it and why do we have to pay it? If you own property, you are expected to pay a tax determined by the value of that property. And every year a number is provided that determines what percentage of your home's value you will be

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Saving Money - Part 2

Electronics: Once you add up the cost of renting movies, going to the theatre, and buying expensive snacks, prices can really skyrocket. Digital cable can be a great way to enjoy unlimited movies on demand with just one monthly cost.You will eliminate

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Managing a New Home Warranty is Just a Click Away

By TarionBuying a new home is an exciting and busy time – and while managing a new home warranty may not be at the top of the long to-do list, it is an essential part of maintaining this major purchase.All new houses and condominiums in Ontario come with

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Learn More About Mortgage Pre-approval

A pre-approval might be best defined as your license to go house shopping. In essence there's no sense in finding the home of your dreams if you're not already 110% sure you can afford if comfortably. There's also no sense in spending your valuable time

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Saving Money - Part 1

When purchasing an upgraded home or condo, it is often necessary to cut out many other expenses in order to afford the down payment and subsequent monthly payments. It might seem tricky, but eliminating little luxuries you've grown accustomed to can make

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Condo Buying: Brush Up on the Basics

Information provided by Kathleen Waters of TitlePLUSNo matter if you're a seasoned homebuyer or a first-timer, you need to know about the many unique aspects of purchasing a condominium before you buy one. A good first step is to familiarize yourself

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Closing Costs: What You Need to Know

One often misunderstood concern when buying a new home involves closing costs. While incredibly important, your closing costs are something that can be easily understood and managed. Those who neglect to consider their closing costs however are bound for

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TARION: Get to Know Your New Home Warranty

By TarionIf you’re thinking about buying a new home, you’ll soon be introduced to a whole new vocabulary – agreements of purchase and sale, addendums, and Tarion.  If you aren’t already familiar with Tarion, you’ll want to be.  Tarion is the regulator of

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TARION: The Downside of Side Agreements

By Tarion:If it’s not included in your Agreement of Purchase and Sale, it’s not covered by TarionWhen purchasing a new home or condominium, it isn’t unusual for a homebuyer to negotiate a “side agreement” with a builder. This is when builder offers

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