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New Mortgage Rules 2018: A practical guide.

Come Jan. 1, 2018, Canadians getting, renewing or refinancing a mortgage might have to prove that they would be able to cope with interest rates substantially higher than their contract rate. New rules by Canada’s federal financial regulator announced in October mean that even borrowers with a down payment of 20 ...

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To Paint or Not to Paint

Painting the outside of your home traditionally takes more time and expense than a comparable area on the inside. You have to deal with ladders, more paint and, of course, the weather. So when preparing your house for sale, you don’t want to do any exterior painting unless it is ...

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Tighter mortgage rules in New Year may be driving Ottawa house price hikes

JAMES BAGNALL   Published on: December 6, 2017 | Last Updated: December 6, 2017 6:06 PM EST Ottawa real estate agents were busy in November as buyers raced to complete deals in advance of tighter mortgage rules that become effective Jan. 1. Tighter mortgage rules, which become effective on New Year’s Day, may be ...

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Staging the Outside of Your Home

You’re probably familiar with the term “home staging”. It involves cleaning, de-cluttering, reorganizing, and decorating specifically in order to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Furniture stores do something similar when they “stage” a bedroom suite in a showroom. Most sellers focus their staging efforts on the inside of ...

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Is It A Mountain? Or A Molehill?

There’s an old expression: Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. It refers, of course, to putting a problem or issue in the right perspective. Some things just aren’t worth worrying that much about – the molehills. However, there are other things that you do need to be concerned ...

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October Market Update

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