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Canadian Real Estate and the New Mortgage Rules.

Canadian real estate has been a tough nut to crack for some homebuyers, and those with less than 20 per cent as a down payment now face another challenge, with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s (CMHC) tighter qualification rules for borrowers of high-ratio mortgages. This move is in response to the global pandemic that has left many Canadians vulnerable. The changes, which include lower debt...

7 QUESTIONS TO ASK A REAL ESTATE AGENT BEFORE YOU COMMIT.

According to research by the National Association of Realtors, there are huge benefits to working with a real estate agent, including higher sale prices. However, every homebuyer and seller would be wise to do some “home work” to find a real estate agent who knows his or her market and who has a proven track record. Treat your vetting process like you would a job interview: ask lots of...

Savvy in the Kitchen

Savvy in the Kitchen.

Being “kitchen savvy” means knowing what foods to buy, when to buy them, how to store them, and how to prepare them. In this issue, we offer some suggestions to help save money and eat better.Bon appétit! Meal Planning Meal planning can not only save money, but you’ll be putting more thought into your cooking and be more likely to try new things. And meal planning makes it much easier...

Childproofing

The truth about childproofing your home.

Years ago, you would most likely be laughed at if you asked for a toilet lock at the hardware store, or if you wanted to hire a professional babyproofer for your home. These days there is every contraption available that you can think of to help keep your toddler safe. Of course we still need to watch them with our super human hawk-eye abilities, but to make our lives a bit easier, and to keep our...

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