Buying a Home: Your Credit

Your Credit An important step in securing mortgage financing is the credit check. As a routine part of the application process, the lender will order a copy of your credit bureau report. Access Your Credit Report Because a credit report contains information about you, you have a right to inspect a copy of it. Equifax, […]

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Might doesn’t always make right especially when comparing Canadian and U.S. real estate markets

Toronto is still the leading destination of most new immigrants to Canada and this constant population growth is fueling the expansion and densification of the GTA and central Toronto in particular with both buyers and renters. Coupled with this increase in density comes a vibrancy that is pushing Toronto into the top ranks of major […]

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Three charts to start your week

From the Globe and Mail – a good article from Bertrand Marotte The Bank of Canada is less likely to pull the trigger on an interest-rate hike this year because of a risk-filled economic environment, TD Economics chief economist Craig Alexander says. The world economy has simply not made as much progress as had been […]

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TREB moving ahead with new technology

This just in from Toronto Real Estate Board President Bill Johnston: MLS districts changing from alpha-numberic codes to a system based on actual geographic areas. More information: Buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions most of us will ever make and fortunately, a number of different types of professionals, including realtors, […]

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Finding the Perfect House?

I received this email from Carson Dunlop & Associates, a company that has performed over 100,000 home inspections. And guess what? They have yet to find a perfect house. So they posed the question: Since perfection is not an option, what can you expect? NORMAL MAINTENANCE If you strip away the cosmetics, a house is […]

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