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Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

Wednesday Jul 1st, 2020

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Add value to your home

Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements   Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your home.   The best part is, once you’ve secured the materials, most of these renovations can be completed over the course of a weekend. And they don’t require a lot of specialized skills... [read more]

CMHC Tightens Mortgage Insurance Rules Starting July 1

Friday Jun 5th, 2020

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CMHC Tighten Insured Mortgage Rules

CMHC Tightens Mortgage Insurance Rules Starting July 1 The government-backed Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp said on Thursday it would tighten rules for offering mortgage insurance from July 1, 2020. The move would make it harder for riskier borrowers, who offer downpayments of less than 20 per cent to access CMHC's default mortgage insurance. CMHC is establishing a minimum credit score of 680 instead of the current 600, the group said in an emailed statement. It will... [read more]

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Monday Jun 1st, 2020

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?   Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. But the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, sales volume fell to its lowest level since 1984, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.1   However, while sales have fallen, prices have remained stable. The average home price in... [read more]

Home Sellers Take their Properties Off the Market as Real Estate Sales Drop in Greater Toronto Area in April 2020

Tuesday May 5th, 2020

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April 2020 Real Estate Sales Transactions

Home Sellers Take their Properties Off the Market as Real Estate Sales Drop in Greater Toronto Area in April 2020 TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 5, 2020 – Toronto Regional Real Estate Board President Michael Collins released the following key housing market statistics for April 2020: Home Sales and Listings Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 2,975 residential transactions through TRREB’s MLS® System. This result was down by 67 per cent compared to April 2019.... [read more]

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

Sunday May 3rd, 2020

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20 Ways to Save Money & Stretch Your Budget

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each month. Here are 20 things you can start doing today to lower your bills, secure better deals, and... [read more]

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