10 Steps to Home Sweet Home.

General Bianco Richard 8 Jun

Here are 10 things you can do to really own your new space and turn it into home sweet home: Change The Locks: Secure your home by changing the locks as soon as you take possession. Even DIY beginners can change a deadbolt lock. A replacement deadbolt set can be installed in place of the […]

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Outside The Box.

General Bianco Richard 8 Jun

For most Canadians, a home looks like a few different things. It is either a single-family dwelling, a townhome, condominium, or a high-rise. But Daniel Croft, Vice President of Giant Container Services, is looking to change that! In the quest to find less expensive housing and alternatives to the conventional home, we have seen many […]

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5 Things to Know Before Buying a Rural Property.

General Bianco Richard 8 Jun

As cities continuing to grow bigger and busier, a rural home beyond those limits can seem like a dream come true! However, before you dive into country living, there are a few things you should know! Especially, how different it can be to qualify for a mortgage. 1. CHECK THE ZONING When it comes to buying […]

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Getting a Mortgage When You’re New to Canada.

General Bianco Richard 8 Jun

Canada has seen a surge of international migration over the last few years. In 2019, we welcomed a total of 313,580 immigrants to the country! This is an increase of 40,000 individuals when compared to 2017 numbers. According to planned immigration levels, it is estimated that Canada will receive 341,000 permanent residents in 2020. In […]

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Rate Holds Explained.

General Bianco Richard 8 Jun

If your shopping for a home, or have worked with a mortgage professional in the past, you’ve most likely heard of rate holds before. If not, it is something that every potential homeowner should be aware of. This is especially true for the application process as it has some great benefits for active shoppers. If […]

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Ultimate Checklist for Selling Your Home.

General Bianco Richard 8 Jun

Selling your home can be an extremely stressful experience. Between thinking about moving logistics and financials, it’s easy to miss the small details in between the process. With that in mind, we’ve built this checklist for selling your home to help you keep track of the things that will get a potential buyer interested. Turns […]

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It’s All About The Property.

General Bianco Richard 8 Jun

When your mortgage application goes through the approval process, they are not only looking at you, but also the property in question. In fact, sometimes when an application is denied it has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with the property. To improve your chances of success when it comes to financing, […]

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Mortgage Broker vs Mortgage Specialist.

General Bianco Richard 8 Jun

broker vs specialist: what’s the difference? To most consumers outside of the mortgage space, the terms “mortgage broker” and “mortgage specialist” would seem interchangeable – but they aren’t. As a potential homeowner, the differences are more important than you might think. First and foremost, it is important to understand the definition of these groups before […]

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6 Important Questions to Ask Before a Big Home Renovation.

General Bianco Richard 8 Jun

So you want to make a major home renovation. Congratulations! Now, you’ve got to find the right contractor for the job. While doing a thorough online search or asking family and friends is an important first step, once you find a potential contractor, it’s time to start treating the process like a job interview. Being […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Stay in the Home You Love as You Age.

General Bianco Richard 8 Jun

According to a report by Mustel Group and Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, 86% of Canadian baby boomers and older homeowners want to live in their home for as long as possible. However, given the challenges associated with aging – such as reduced mobility and memory loss – many question whether they may be better off in […]

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