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11 Jun 2013

How to Calculate Mortgage Payments

A mortgage is a loan, often taken for financing property, which also serves as the collateral for it. The borrower is liable to make regular payments to pay off the debt along with the interest on it,
11 Jun 2013

Things to Know about Mortgages

Among the biggest loans that people are likely to take during their lifetime, mortgages are loans granted for financing the purchase of a house. To pay this debt off, the borrower is required to sign a legal
11 Jun 2013

Places to Live in Canada

According to a recent survey conducted by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Canada was the third (out of the 36 countries in the survey) best country to live in, on account of the quality
11 Jun 2013

What are the Different Types of Houses

Man has been building houses since the dawn of time, and the concept of a house has evolved and developed a great deal, having moved far past simple caves and huts. In current times, there are various
11 Jun 2013

How to Find out the Value of your Home

Home valuation can be a difficult business, and most home owners determine the value and worth of their home by recalling how much they paid for it when they first bought the property – however, it is
11 Jun 2013

What to Ask a Realtor when Buying a House

Buying a house is an exciting as well as a tedious task, especially for first time homebuyers. From searching the market and making a rational offer to closing the deal, everything is new for them. Canada Property
11 Jun 2013

Benefits of Having a Clean Home

Owning a home of your own or having one on a lease is not where it all ends. Even more difficult than getting a house is perhaps maintaining it properly. You have to tend to everything, every
11 Jun 2013

How to Apply For a Mortgage

Mortgage is a debt instrument secured by the collateral of a specified real estate property, which the borrower has to pay back to the lender within a specific period of time with a predetermined set of payments.
11 Jun 2013

Location of your House

When it comes to home buying, location is one of the, if not the most important factor you need to consider. Location determines your lifestyle, impacts your quality of life, and your levels of contentment and emotional
11 Jun 2013

What to Look for When Viewing a House

Buying a home can be a tricky and lengthy process, and the moment you spot a house which appeals to you visually, you might feel tempted to make an offer then and there. However, appearances are the
10 Jun 2013

Know your Neighborhood

If you are in the market for a new house, you would probably have an idea of what you are looking for. While the house itself is your prime concern, the neighborhood you choose will have a
10 Jun 2013

What Does it Mean to Port your Mortgage?

The sale of a previously owned home can lead to three very important mortgage features – mortgage penalty fees, mortgage assumability and mortgage portability. Mortgage penalty fee is the amount paid by the property’s owner as a
10 Jun 2013

Time Management during the Holidays

Whether you agree or not, things get more hectic for people, especially women, during the holidays. To enjoy stress free holidays, it is very important to practice your time management skills. Here are a few tips that
10 Jun 2013

Things You Should Know about Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide is an odourless, tasteless and invisible gas with chemical formula (CO). Each carbon monoxide molecule contains one oxygen atom covalently bonded with one carbon atom. This invisible gas is naturally present in the air, but
10 Jun 2013

Mould Prevention and Control

Mould is a fungus that grows in the form of multi-cellular filaments called hyphae, resulting in discoloration of the affected area. While mould grows mostly on food items, it can also flourish in homes. In either case,
10 Jun 2013

Are Secondary Suites Legal?

A secondary suite, as the name suggests, is a term used to describe an additional and separate residential unit on a property that is meant for only one unit. In simple words, a secondary suite is a
8 Jun 2013

House Hunting Tips & Checklist

House hunting can be an exciting but taxing, and often confusing activity. Having seen one home after another, you begin to focus more on getting the task done with rather than actually checking out the homes to
8 Jun 2013

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

With the culmination of a long hard winter comes the bloom of spring, and the need to clean out the entire house in order to prepare it for the increasingly warm weather ahead. Undertaking a thorough inspection
8 Jun 2013

Professional Real Estate Photography Tips

Good listing photos are essential if you are trying to advertize your home on the internet – predictably, home owners who upload high-quality, professional pictures of their house tend to end up with top dollar offers. It
8 Jun 2013

Little Improvements Equal Big Returns

When putting a house up for sale, it is essential to take some time and money out to spruce up the house, and make it look more attractive in order to draw in potential buyers and get