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Buying vs Renting study: Homeowners come out in front financially in more than 90% of scenarios analyzed

9/28/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

Homeowners paid $769 less per month than renters in Q2 2021, on average

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Do you have a rental unit in your home? Prepare to meet the tax man

9/17/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

There can be tax consequences when you convert your home, or part of it, into a rental

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Federal Government Launches New Home Retrofit Grant Program

6/1/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

The federal government has launched a new program that offers homeowners grants to retrofit their homes and make them more energy efficient.

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Canadians investing in their homes

4/27/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

If you’re like most Canadians, you’re more likely to tackle a home renovation than sell your current house and buy another or purchase an investment property.

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Does deferring payments during the pandemic affect your credit score?

4/14/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

According to Equifax, last year there were 900,000 deferred mortgages and 1.2 million deferred credit card payments.

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How your home can fit into your retirement portfolio

3/26/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

Canadians have great expectations when it comes to using their homes to feather their retirement nest eggs.

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Home Ownership Top Of Mind for Millennials

2/26/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

Nearly half of Canadians aged 25 to 35 own their home; one quarter of these homeowners have purchased a property since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, while 52% say remote ... More


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BMO: Home appreciation a more reliable source of income than employment in multiple housing markets

2/22/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

This trend is especially apparent in Ontario, according to BMO's Sal Guatieri

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The pandemic housing craze is fuelling another boom: reverse mortgages

1/30/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

Reverse mortgages have recently increased in popularity as nearly one-third of Canadians are approaching retirement with little or no savings.

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How homeowners can save from Feds' climate plan

1/4/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

The feds plan to provide homeowners with up to $5,000 in grants and one million free EnerGuide assessments to make their homes more energy efficient.

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Cities worry COVID-19 could shatter their budgets

3/27/2020 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

It's very likely that COVID-19 will shatter Ontario's municipalities' budgets, and without provincial or federal help they will have no option but to increase the ... More


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Homeowners' spending on renovations falls to 6-year low

6/5/2019 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

Canadian homeowners continue to cut back on home renovation spending in 2019: CIBC Poll

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Home renovations surge

7/27/2018 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

Canadians spent nearly $78bln on renovations last year, but a slower sales cycle could impact that figure.

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Canadian homeowners trim spending on home renovations in 2018

6/1/2018 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

Spending drops as much as 25 per cent in some provinces as more homeowners focus on wear and tear.

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If you haven't disclosed your home's rental suite, you may be breaking the law

8/6/2017 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

A rental suite is a great way to help homeowners meet their mortgage payments at a time when home prices are creeping ever upward in some parts of Canada.

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How principal-residence tax changes will affect every Canadian homeowner

10/8/2016 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

Earlier this week, Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced tax changes that were aimed primarily at foreign investors in Canadian real estate to ensure they abide by our ... More


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Common real estate scams and how to avoid them

10/4/2016 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

For most people, buying a first house or condo is exciting and a big leap into adulthood. But it doesn’t take long for the cold hard reality of mortgage payments, taxes ... More


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Canadian key household debt ratio hits record high

9/15/2016 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

Canadian household debt ratios hit a record high over the spring, according to new figures released Thursday by Statistics Canada.

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Get used to low interest rates, slow growth

9/15/2016 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

Good news and bad news for homeowners; low interest rates are set to be around for a while but the Canadian economy is likely to remain sluggish.

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Paint Colors That Make a Room Look Bigger

9/13/2016 | Posted in Home Owners by Jessi Sandhu

A room’s size is sometimes a matter of perception, and the paint color on the walls has a lot to with that perception. Some colors can actually make a room appear ... More


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