Canada’s Top 25 Best Places to Live 2011

Click on the image for details! 1. Ottawa-Gatineau, ON 2. Victoria, BC 3. Burlington, ON 4. Kingston, ON 5. St. Albert, AB 6. Fredericton, NB 7. Brandon, MB 8. Edmonton, AB 9. Repentigny, QC 10. Winnipeg, MB 11. Moncton, NB 12. Whitehorse, YT 13. Lévis, QC 14. London, ON 15. Saskatoon, SK 16. Calgary , […]

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Home Buying Guide

Home Buying Guide

A Must Read especially for 1st. Time Buyer I just wrote this 83 page report just for you and I would like to give it to you for FREE BUY YOUR HOME AS THE PRO’S DO I am also going to show you Location is everything Finding the right Realtor Watching the market Home Inspections […]

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Housing starts climb 4.3% in July

Housing starts climb 4.3% in July

Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corp CMHC REPORT! Source: Toronto— Reuters Published: Tuesday, Aug. 09, 2011 9:23AM EDT Canadian housing starts unexpectedly climbed 4.3 per cent in July, data showed Tuesday, setting the third quarter off to a strong start in new home construction and maintaining its role as a key support to the economy. Starts, […]

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Toronto pushes new home prices higher

Toronto pushes new home prices higher

Statistics Canada says Source: Ottawa— The Canadian Press Published Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 9:42AM EDT Statistics Canada says its new housing price index rose 0.3 per cent in June, after a 0.4 per cent gain in May. On an annual basis, the index was 2.1 per cent higher in June than a year earlier. The […]

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Changes in the way Real Estate Agents search for homes!

Changes in the way Real Estate Agents search for homes!

Now, your agent can narrow down their home seach not by districts but by neighborhhod. This is a big plus for buyers searching for homes in a specific location. The new MLS search was put into effect July 5th. 2011 TREB move to neighbourhood names draws flak Source: CAROLYN IRELAND Toronto— From Friday’s Globe and […]

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TREB Market Watch July 2011

TREB Market Watch July 2011

July Sales and Average Price Up Compared to 2010 Toronto Source: TREB August 4, 2011 — Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,922 transactions through the TorontoMLS® system in July 2011, representing a 23 per cent increase over July 2010. Total sales through the first seven months of this year amounted to 55,863 – down by 1.3 […]

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Should I Break My Fixed Rate Mortgage?

Should I Break My Fixed Rate Mortgage?

If you have a closed mortgage at a fixed rate, and you want to get out early, be prepared to pay a high penalty. The cost may be many thousands of dollars. Most mortgages have a clause that says premature cancellation requires paying three months’ interest or an interest rate differential (IRD), whichever is greater. […]

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Interest Rates — Definately set to fall!

Interest Rates — Definately set to fall!

Interest rates may be set to fall While the Bank of Canada had long been expected to start raising interest rates from their historic lows, experts say the bank is now under pressure to cut them, meaning rates for everything from lines of credit to mortgages could follow. “The market has already priced in a […]

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Bernanke apes Carney

Bernanke apes Carney

THIS BLOG : Americans for a change are following our Bank of Canada Mark Carney’s incentive to keep the interest !

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Interest rates, especially the rates on interbank exchanges and Treasury bills, have as profound an effect on the value of real estate.
Because the influence of interest rates on an individual’s ability to purchase residential properties (by increasing or decreasing the cost of mortgage payments) is so profound, one of the deciding factor in real estate valuation is the mortgage rate.

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Buyer Presentation

Buyer Presentation

Finding a good real estate agent / broker is essential to enjoying a painless real estate transaction. The saying is “20% of the agents do 80% of the business,” and it is true. The question is how can you find a good real estate agent? The best agent for you doesn’t necessarily work at the […]

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