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How Do You Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster?

Buying a home is a big investment and a huge commitment, but most homeowners will attest that the pay-off is worth the pains and strains of making those regular mortgage payments. Most people focus on their mortgage interest rate as a way of saving money (or at least, ensuring more of it goes toward your principal), but there are other ways to decrease the amount paid in interest. One way is to pay your...

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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...

How to Be a Good Neighbour While Social Distancing.

As Covid-19 sweeps its way through our cities and neighbourhoods, we’ve also seen acts of kindness emerge in its wake. From cities and countries pulling together to weather the economic storms ahead, to online communities offering support for individuals, families, students, homeowners, renters, business owners, employees, those looking for work, and those trying to manage their day to day in this new...

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...

5 Money Saving Tips In 2020.

I think at some point we have all questioned our money-handling abilities, whether it be the Starbucks runs or the $300 dress that we definitely didn’t need, money is a precious resource that so many of us don’t know how to handle well (me included). Obviously when you work hard at your job you want to spoil yourself a little, and you deserve it! But sometimes it can go a little beyond that into...

At home workouts for 2020.

After your New Year's resolution to go to the gym in 2020 inevitably fell flat, as it did for many of us, and the cookie dough ultimately proved more intriguing than a sweaty sports bra, you may have been left with the question of what’s next? For many of us busy overachievers, working out at a gym is a luxury that we either are not able to afford, or don’t have the time to make work. Thankfully, I...

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Want to manifest your dream home in 2020? Here’s how.

First of all, what is manifestation? While at first glance it may sound a little cooky, it’s actually very simple and very effective. Basically, it’s the concept that you can bring whatever you want into your life by thinking positively. Crazy, right? It’s actually a law! The law of attraction, stating that all the good you put into the universe will come back to you in some way or another. This idea...

Music

When all of the music on the radio disappoints, what do you listen to?

It can sometimes feel like everyone is in on a big music secret, and you never got the memo. So, if you’re not a tech savvy millennial, where do you find your current music? Through many years of music listening experience, through many varying platforms, here are three easy steps to discover fresh, new music; Shuffling Spotify playlists, viewing Pitchfork’s highest rated, and exchanging music with any...

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Warmer days are finally upon us!

After what has seems like the longest and coldest winter in history for us Okanagan folks we are happy to say that it looks as if spring has finally arrived.  Temperatures on the plus side are upon us and as you start to pack up the winter boots and pull out your sandals, switch out your ski gear for golf clubs and bikes you may find yourself wondering what to do this spring in...

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