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10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House

10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House

August 14, 2019 | Posted by: Shiva Narine

There are two options available when seeking a new home for your family. You can purchase a resale (meaning an older home that has already been lived in) or a new construction. While each choice pro ...

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How Much House Can You Afford? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

How Much House Can You Afford? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

July 24, 2019 | Posted by: Shiva Narine

It is the perennial question for every first-time homeowner. How much house can I afford? As with so many life-changing decisions, there is no one right answer to this common query, and the size of th ...

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3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit

July 10, 2019 | Posted by: Shiva Narine

For many Canadians looking to purchase a home, bad credit scores stand in the way of getting a mortgage. Most lenders prefer your score to be 650 or higher. If they do allow for lower credit scores, i ...

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First Time Home Buyers Guide: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

June 12, 2019 | Posted by: Shiva Narine

Securing pre-qualification, pre-approval, and mortgage commitment letters can simplify the mortgage application process. These steps can also help home buyers avoid disaster. They don't need all three ...

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Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

May 22, 2019 | Posted by: Shiva Narine

Purchasing your first home is always an exciting life milestone. However, if you want to make a smooth and easy transition into home ownership, there are a few mistakes you should try to avoid along ...

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Mortgage Mistakes - How to Avoid Getting in Over Your Head When Buying Your First Home

Mortgage Mistakes - How to Avoid Getting in Over Your Head When Buying Your First Home

May 8, 2019 | Posted by: Shiva Narine

If you are tired of renting and ready to buy the home of your dreams, you need to plan carefully. The dream of home ownership is a wonderful thing, but without careful planning and a proactive approac ...

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Four Tips to Sell Your Home in a Hurry

Four Tips to Sell Your Home in a Hurry

April 24, 2019 | Posted by: Shiva Narine

Selling your home can be a time-consuming process - a situation which is less than ideal if you want to move sooner rather than later. Luckily, though, there are a few things that you can do to spee ...

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Mortgage Questions for First-Time Buyers

Mortgage Questions for First-Time Buyers

April 10, 2019 | Posted by: Shiva Narine

While purchasing a home qualifies as the largest acquisition in many peoples' lives, it doesn't have to invoke anxiety. As long as you know what to expect, you'll be set to become a successful homeo ...

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What to Look for in an Investment Property

What to Look for in an Investment Property

March 27, 2019 | Posted by: Shiva Narine

Investing in real estate can be a great way to grow your wealth. However, in order to be a successful investor, you will need to identify the right properties to invest in. In particular, you will w ...

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3 Smart Ways to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit

3 Smart Ways to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit

March 13, 2019 | Posted by: Shiva Narine

For homeowners across the globe, home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) have become a handy way of tapping into the value of their homes. However, when borrowing money against your home, it is always ...

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