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Best Deals in Real Estate

June 24th, 2010

Best deals in real estate

by Don Sutton, MoneySense


 Where do you want to live? Where can you afford to live? Every major Canadian city scoured for bargains!

It’s a crazy time for real estate in Canada. Prices are sky-high, people are feeling pressured into selling into a hot market and buyers fear purchasing an overpriced home only to see the bubble burst.

But MoneySense magazine has come to ...

Home Sales in May 2010

June 17th, 2010

Home sales sputter in May

Steve Ladurantaye Real Estate Reporter  Globe and Mail

Buyers backed away from Canada’s housing market in May, driving sales lower in what is traditionally the busiest month of the year for the country’s real estate agents.

The housing market has been key to Canada’s economic recovery, as low  interest rates and pent-up demand drove buyers into the market after m ...

Reno's - Get It In Writing

June 9th, 2010

Get It in Writing

PhotoSpring is a popular time for home renovations. To help minimize disputes with your contractor and ensure your project goes smoothly, your contract should include the following details:

 

 

  • The contractor's name, address, phone number and, where applicable, his or her professional license number.
  • A description of the work to be done, including who will be doing it, w ...

Avoid a Mortgage Rejection

June 9th, 2010

Avoiding Rejection

PhotoFew things are more heartbreaking than finding the perfect home for you, but then getting turned down for a mortgage. By knowing some of the common reasons lenders reject otherwise qualified applicants, you can be proactive in avoiding them. Here are a few rejection reasons:

 

 

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    • Information on your application is inaccurate or incomplete. Lenders will want to k ...

Understanding Your Credit Score

June 1st, 2010

Credit Score Secrets

by Gail Vaz-Oxlade, for Yahoo! Canada Finance
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ever wonder how that magical number – The Credit Score – is computed? 

Whether you’re obsessing over your FICO score or your Beacon score, you’re likely shopping for credit. The FICO score was developed by Fair Isaac & Co., which began credit scoring in the late 1950s. The point of the score is consolid ...