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Buying a home in the current real estate environment

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Buying a home in the current real estate environment

If you’re looking to buy a home, the current real estate environment can be very daunting.Between the pandemic, rising inflation, and the housing crisis, becoming a homeowner seemsmore unattainable than ever. In this article, you will find an overview of…

Impacts of Changing Jobs While Mortgage Shopping

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Impacts of Changing Jobs While Mortgage Shopping

It’s important to pay attention to important aspects of your financial situation such as employment that can make or break your chances of qualifying for a mortgage – and help you keep your approval all the way through to closing. Because…

What are the Hidden and Unexpected Costs of Home Buying?

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What are the Hidden and Unexpected Costs of Home Buying?

Article written by Kate Anderson – Big City Realty Yes, a home may be a significant asset and a stepping stone to a more secure financial future. However, first-time home buyers might be surprised by how much homeownership might cost…

A Guide to How Inflation Influences Interest Rates

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A Guide to How Inflation Influences Interest Rates

The Bank of Canada (BoC) aims to keep inflation around 2%. And the primary tool used to control this involves adjusting its benchmark interest rate, which, in turn influences bank prime rates – the rates that control variable interest rates,…

How rate hikes affect the mortgage stress test & home affordability

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How rate hikes affect the mortgage stress test & home affordability

Today we sat down and chatted with Serge, Mortgage Development Manager, and had him answer some of the most commonly asked questions we’re seeing in the mortgage industry this month. Read on, and let us help you worry a little…

Is the housing market cooling in Canada 2022?

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Is the housing market cooling in Canada 2022?

There’s no doubt that the housing market in Canada has been red hot over the last few years. But is it starting to cool off? Some are predicting that house prices could continue to fall through 2022. They point to…

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