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Every day there is a celebration of some kind somewhere in the world; religious celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, historic dates, New Years etc.! Diwali is one of them, it's both a religious ad historic date. BBC published a very informative article about what Diwali means. Diwali, the Festival...

The CMHC’s announcement that it may level the playing field for self-employed borrowers, as well as Canadians new to the country, is being lauded by industry insiders, with some saying it’s long overdue. Paul Von Martels, Director of Single-Family Residential Underwriting (prime) at Equitable Bank, warns it’s too...

The latest poll by Forum Research Inc., which was conducted right after the Bank of Canada’s decision to increase its benchmark overnight rate to 1 per cent earlier this month, revealed that over half of Canadians believe that rising interest rates will have a negative...

People DREAD doing kitchen cabinets on their own because not only is it time consuming, but it also has a very high risk of not turning out good. Now, here's where I'd like to share a really neat story I found online. It's all about using...

  One province is continuing to provide programs to help first-time home buyers jump into the market – most recently by partnering with developers to create affordable housing options. “The biggest issue facing first-time homebuyers, without a doubt, is the ability to make a down payment,” Niall...

A second interest-rate increase announced Wednesday by the Bank of Canada will add further drag to Toronto's real estate sector, which has seen home sales fall steadily for four consecutive months. Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter said Wednesday's rate increase will add further pressure...

[embed]https://youtu.be/TqKnz13sNdg[/embed]   Most clients wait until their renewals to consolidate their debt into their first mortgage (by refinancing). However, what most clients don’t realize is that in some cases the interest you’re paying on your debt significantly outweighs the mortgage breaking penalty! Example: Joe and Jillian have $30,000 in private mortgage debt. —...

ne big bank suggests mortgage growth will decline in the near future. Mortgage growth grew at the beginning of the year following a slow end of 2016, according to RBC. "The introduction of mortgage qualifying standards by the federal government in October 2016 ostensibly had a minimal...

With Canada’s economy growing at an astounding clip in the second quarter, analysts have changed their calls for a Bank of Canada interest rate hike from October to this month. The GDP growth rate of 4.5 per cent, which was the fastest in 15 years, surpassed...

It's tough thinking about what to make your children for lunch. You don't want to keep repeating the same old lunch, or they'll start neglecting it and complaining it's always the same thing! There's only so much you can think of right off the bat, so...