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What To Do When Your Offer Is Met With Competition

What To Do When Your Offer Is Met With Competition

Frustrations can fly when eager homebuyers run into competition during the offer phase of the home buying process. “Bidding war,” while commonly used to describe offer situations in some parts of the Greater Toronto Area, is simply another phrase for ...

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Property Planning Advice For The Retirement Boom

Property Planning Advice For The Retirement Boom

NC – Things are looking up for Canadian boomers. Compared to the generation that precedes them, they are healthier, living longer and many will work past the age of 65. This changes how retirees need to should look at their ...

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Buying Versus Renting A Home

Buying Versus Renting A Home

By Jon McKay Pride Mortgage Columnist At some point in their lives, most Canadians have probably asked themselves whether it is better to buy or rent a home. And purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions most people ...

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How To Determine What Your Home Is Worth

How To Determine What Your Home Is Worth

Homeowners are always curious about the market value of their home, especially those who are seriously thinking about selling their home. “Real estate is hyper local – prices can vary hugely between neighbourhoods, and even between blocks in the same ...

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Can You Afford Your Dream Home?

Can You Afford Your Dream Home?

Whether your dream home is a Victorian character home in the city, a sleek condo with 360-degree views, or a sprawling rancher in the suburbs, figuring out how much house you can afford is critical before making any decisions. “A ...

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Choosing Your Mortgage Amortization

Choosing Your Mortgage Amortization

By Jon McKay Pride Mortgage Columnist Selecting the length of your mortgage amortization period – the number of years it will take you to become mortgage free – is an important decision that will affect how much interest you pay ...

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Save Heating Costs With Clever Solutions

Save Heating Costs With Clever Solutions

NC – There’s an old saying that “every mile feels like two in winter”. And, in Canada, our energy bills often double as well. During the colder, darker days, families tend to spend more time indoors where it’s warm and ...

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Preparing Your Home For Winter

Preparing Your Home For Winter

Winter has barely begun, yet it already feels like the long haul of the season is upon us. With remnants of fall still lingering, now is a good time to take advantage of suitable weather conditions to winterize your home. ...

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