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It has become increasingly difficult for would-be homebuyers to purchase their first home in certain markets, most notably in Toronto and Vancouver, the country’s most expensive cities. But a new rebate program seeks to provide prospective homeowners with some much-needed relief.   Read More

When you’re ready to begin the journey of home ownership, following these steps will help ease you into the process of buying a house in Ontario.   Read More

When buying a home and shopping for the best mortgage rate in Canada, it is easy to become hyper focused on the lowest rate available and miss other factors that might have a big impact on your mortgage rate and type decision. Although it’s true that the mortgage rate will be a big determining factor for many people, there are other factors that can be equally or more important for your circumstances.   Read More

Buying a home is an exciting experience and is usually one of the largest purchases you will ever make. Landing in a house you can’t afford is easy and can affect your ability to build wealth in the long run. In this article, we have researched and compiled some of the factors you need to consider when you are looking to buy your first home.   Read More