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What are Land Transfer Taxes? Should I Be Paying them?

August 9, 2019

When you acquire property or land, you pay land transfer tax to the province when the transaction closes. Land transfer taxes are taxes that are imposed by the Government of Ontario and municipal governments. The percentages range from 0.5 to …

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3 Ways You Can Improve Your Credit Score in Canada

July 16, 2019

When you’re young and first getting approved for a credit card in Canada, you might not immediately think about the repercussions of late payments or accrued debt. When the time comes to purchase a vehicle or a home, having a …

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First Home

Buying Your First Home in Canada

June 13, 2019

Purchasing your first home is a huge milestone in your life, whether you’re moving out of Mom and Dad’s or relocating from student housing; this is a major step! For first-time homebuyers, the entire process can be overwhelming and confusing. …

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Debt Consolidation

Is It Time for Me to Consolidate My Debt?

May 13, 2019

Debt can be a crippling situation; you work hard, long days to pay off your debt, but you’ve hardly made a dent in your outstanding balances. Debt consolidation is a strategy of paying off your debt and forging a lifestyle …

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Helpful Tips to Consider When Purchasing Your First Home

April 12, 2019

Purchasing your first home can be a whirlwind of emotions: happiness, excitement, nervousness and anxiousness are all too common for first time home buyers. Your first home should be a thrilling experience, but it shouldn’t overwhelm you to the point …

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Typical Costs Associated With a Home Purchase

February 15, 2019

After you have been pre-approved for a mortgage, providing a down payment to purchase your new home is not the only expenditure required to finish the sale of a house. Additional costs may affect your ability to buy a home. …

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How to get a mortgage that is right for you

December 31, 2018

If you ask anyone what their idea of the best mortgage is, chances are they will say that the best mortgage is the one with the lowest interest rate; but this is not always the case. While it is true …

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Smart Things to Do About Your Mortgage When Getting Divorced

November 30, 2018

Hardly anyone gets married with the intention of getting divorced weeks, months, or decades later, but it happens. If it happens you end up in such an undesired situation, you need to make sure the event doesn’t break you financially …

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3 things you can do to save money on your mortgage

October 23, 2018

Getting a mortgage has a big impact on your monthly income and budget. Many homeowners can imagine what they can achieve with the money if they do not have a mortgage to pay. There are several things you can do …

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How to get home loan assistance as a military veteran

September 22, 2018

Are you serving or did you serve in the Canadian Armed Forces? Do you need loan assistance for your home? Veteran home loans are for men and women who are serving, or have served in the Canadian military. This scheme …

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