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Why housing is still the best investment for most Canadians

Wednesday Apr 28th, 2021

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Hello, I hope you are doing well.  This is an article written by Dale Jackson, a business writer with BNN Bloomberg and the Globe and Mail. It's a good read, well worth the time.  Owning a home remains the largest single investment for most Canadians. So it’s not surprising that fear over an economy turned upside down literally hits home for so many.  The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)  recently warned the pandemic and resulting... [read more]

How to Boost Curb Appeal

Monday Oct 8th, 2018

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How to Boost Curb Appeal  If you are thinking of selling this year, I would be happy to help you decide which of these projects would net the best value. Even if you are not planning to sell any time soon, updating and maintaining your home regularly shows you take pride in owning it. Wash the exterior. Over the years, dirt, grime and cobwebs can collect on your home's exterior. A pressure washer can remove this buildup and give your home a fresh look, while at the same time... [read more]

Who To Choose? A Big Bank or a Mortgage Broker?

Monday May 21st, 2018

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Who wouldn't want to get the best mortgage rate when buying a house or renewing your mortgage? Here are the major differences between a Big Bank and a Mortgage Broker. Big Banks You will likely sit down with a loan officer or 'mortgage specialist' when you visit one of Canada's major banks for a mortgage. They will (hopefully) go into detail the terminology involved with mortgages. Based on what you tell them they will make a recommendation. If you play... [read more]

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