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Avoid mortgage insurance increase with 10 per cent down payment

Avoid mortgage insurance increase with 10 per cent down payment

Few people would silently accept an overnight 15 per cent hike in charges for their phone bill, say, or their electricity bill, or just about anything else. A rate increase that large, even if it did not apply to one’s present account, would still be considered excessive and unacceptable. But Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation,… Continue Reading

Tarion Awards honour builders with best customer service

Tarion Awards honour builders with best customer service

Only one award in Ontario recognizes the province’s home building industry solely based on customer service: the Tarion Awards of Excellence. As Tarion president and CEO Howard Bogach put it in the announcement of this year’s nominees, “A great home builder ensures their customers feel supported long after they’ve settled into their new home. The… Continue Reading

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Entertaining in a small condo under 800 square feet? It can be done!

Entertaining in a small condo under 800 square feet? It can be done!

Whether the in-laws are coming to town or your spouse has just informed you that the boss and his wife are coming over for dinner, the prospect of entertaining guests in a small space is enough to send anyone into a frenzy.     You have to prepare topics of conversation, plan activities, tidy up,…

Are condos more affordable alternatives to detached homes in hotter markets such as Toronto?

Are condos more affordable alternatives to detached homes in hotter markets such as Toronto?

When you are itching to buy your first home but cannot quite afford the high costs associated with buying a house, purchasing a condo is an attractive option. Increasingly, condos are the “go to” home ownership option for not only first time buyers, but also down-sizers. The pros and cons are fairly straight-forward for both…

What to do Victoria Day weekend: the most fun for the lowest cost in the Greater Toronto Area

What to do Victoria Day weekend: the most fun for the lowest cost in the Greater Toronto Area

  We’ve all been waiting for that first big, warm weekend of the year — Victorial Day. Schools are closed, and many people have extra time off work, and we’re primed and ready to go after all the rain and cool weather this spring. With summer beginning, and a long, celebratory weekend ahead, it is the…

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