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  • October 27, 2017 @ 3:07 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

BC Home Buyers Partnership Program

Should You Apply for the BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership? To help make homeowner dreams come true, the Province of B.C. is partnering with first-time home buyers who have already saved

  • October 13, 2017 @ 5:51 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

How to Pick The Right Mortgage

Decoding the mortgage market How to pick the Right Mortgage amid growing uncertainty over rates Robert McLister Special to The Globe and Mail September 21, 2017 September 21, 2017 If you got a mor

  • July 27, 2016 @ 12:43 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

CMHC's Third Quarter Housing Assessment

CMHC releases third quarter Housing Market Assessment   The Crown Corporation reports an increase in worrying conditions in Canada’s housing market, and rings the warning bell for overval

  • July 27, 2016 @ 12:41 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

B.C.'s 15% Tax on Foreign Home Buyers

B.C.’s 15% tax on foreign homebuyers could drive money to other parts of Canada A new crackdown on overseas investors in British Columbia’s residential real estate could easily end u

  • July 16, 2015 @ 11:17 AM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Five Things to Watch out for

Five things to watch after the Bank of Canada’s latest rate cut AHMAD HATHOUT The Globe and Mail, Jul. 15, 2015 The decision that practically gripped the nation came down this morning, as Ban

  • June 5, 2015 @ 9:48 AM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Show me the Money!

Show me the money! What you need to know about your downpayment. You’ve got your downpayment and you’re ready to go. Congratulations! Soon you’ll need to verify that downpayment for

  • May 19, 2015 @ 5:11 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Rate Forecast a Double-edged Sword

Rate Forecast a Double-edged Sword Canadian economists have suggested the Bank of Canada will look to increase rates sooner rather than later, with the Bank of America expecting a rate cut. 'As the

  • April 28, 2015 @ 11:15 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

5 Monday Actions that will improve your Finances

5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances Every year at this time most people and companies do a reassessment of their finances. A quick look at their assets and liabilities

  • October 29, 2014 @ 5:27 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Are You Financially Fit?

Are you financially fit? February 5th, 2014 by Pamela Plick, CFP® Typically, the beginning of the year is a time when we sit down and plan our expenses for the year. You have probably made some

  • September 12, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Mistakes that Decrease Your Home's Value

Sneaky Mistakes that Can Decrease Your Home's Value   By House Beautiful Magazine | At Home – Thu, 19 Jun, 2014 Thinking of selling your home...even one day? Real estate experts w

  • July 9, 2014 @ 1:32 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Surprisingly strong loonie spoiling Bank of Canada's plans for economy

Surprisingly strong loonie spoiling Bank of Canada's plans for economy   By Julian Beltrame | The Canadian Press – 6 Jul, 2014 OTTAWA - With the resurgent loonie spoiling the Bank o

  • June 2, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Reverse Mortgages on the Rise

Reverse mortgages rising fast to deal with retirement shortfalls Garry Marr | May 31, 2014 It could become a growing solution to our retirement savings problems, but opponents of reverse mortga

  • March 13, 2014 @ 12:08 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Ottawa's 'dangerous' housing market meddling

Garry Marr | March 12, 2014 Economist Will Dunning says he’s taken a close look at the Canadian housing market and just can’t see the bubble. But what’s most disconcerting to him

  • January 15, 2014 @ 12:10 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Forget house prices and debt, deflation is Canada’s new bogeyman

Bloomberg News | January 3, 2014 | After spending two years watching house prices and household debt measures, investors may spend 2014 focused on inflation reports when making bets on the Bank of C

  • January 8, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Canada will face pressure to raise interest rates, Flaherty says

JOSH WINGROVE The Globe and Mail Jan. 05 2014 Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says Canada will face global pressure to raise interest rates in 2014, as the United States begins to step back from its p

  • December 13, 2013 @ 11:55 AM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

10 Simple Laws of Business Success

10 Simple Laws of Business Success BY Geoffrey James INC Magazine The advice I'd give to my son or daughter if they asked what really works in the business world. If my son or daughter were to

  • December 4, 2013 @ 12:27 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Pay your mortgage and save too? Here's a formula to build Wealth

Rob Carrick The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Jan. 30 2013, As false assurances go, there’s nothing like your bank telling you the house you’ve got your eye on is affordable. Mayb

  • November 15, 2013 @ 3:18 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

5 real estate agent gimmicks to avoid

These tricks help agents attract clients, but they don't signal good service By Golden Girl Finance | GoldenGirlFinance.com – Tue, 15 Oct, 2013 Real estate agents tend to get a bad rap. But l

  • November 1, 2013 @ 6:04 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Four bank service charges we love to hate

Consumers feel nickel and dimed by bank fees. The Conservative government’s Throne Speech pledged to expand access to no-cost banking services. By: Robb Engen Personal Finance, thestar.com, S

  • October 29, 2013 @ 1:25 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Flaherty won’t intervene in housing market but keeping close tabs

BILL CURRY OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Monday, Oct. 28 2013 Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he has no intention of interfering in the housing market “at the time being” but plan

  • October 28, 2013 @ 4:17 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Paul Reichmann: Canadian real estate pioneer transformed Toronto, New York, London Garry

Garry Marr | 25/10/13 He will be remembered for investing in New York City when no else would or having his company go bankrupt after a massive development in the London Docklands that only time pr

  • October 25, 2013 @ 3:27 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Why no rate hike means variable mortgages are safe again

Garry Marr | 23/10/13 | Last Updated: 23/10/13 A signal from the Bank of Canada that it is not raising its key lending rate any time soon, coupled with the likelihood of falling mortgage rates, coul

  • October 22, 2013 @ 2:22 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Save Big With These DIY Home Improvements

By JP | U.S.News & World Report LP – Fri, 26 Apr, 2013 Summer brings out the home contractors, including painters, roofers and window installers. In 2010 and 2011, Americans spent approxim

  • October 17, 2013 @ 2:23 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

First-Time Home Buyers' Tax Credit (HBTC)

First-Time Home Buyers' Tax Credit (HBTC) What is the home buyers' tax credit (HBTC)? How is the new HBTC calculated? Am I eligible for the HBTC? What is a qualifying home? Who is considered a

  • October 16, 2013 @ 2:49 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Why a Mortgage Broker is Your Best Option

Posted by: ON the GO Magazine in House and Home September 30, 2013 Whether it’s your first time or your fifth time, shopping for a mortgage can often be confusing and even frustrating. Besides

  • October 11, 2013 @ 12:16 PM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

Janet Yellen’s Fed appointment comes at critical time for U.S. — and Canada

Gordon Isfeld | Financial Post: 09/10/13 OTTAWA • Janet Yellen is hardly a household name in Canada. But that is all about to change. At the age of 67, with a resume as long as her arm, the ve

  • October 10, 2013 @ 11:16 AM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

U.S. Government Shutdown Driving Canadian Mortgage Rates Lower for Now

The Huffington Post Canada | By Daniel Tencer Posted: 10/08/2013 The U.S. government shutdown has had an interesting side effect for Canada: It has held out the promise of lower mortgage rates, and

  • January 26, 2012 @ 1:30 AM
  • Posted by Pauline Hardy

2 Out of 3 Don't Shop at Renewal

Every now and then we see a mortgage stat that’s a jaw-dropper. This finding from Manulife Bank is one of them. It suggests there are a lot more people with money to burn than one might expect.