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  • (Buying a ) Home for the Holidays?
    House hunting isn't typically associated with the holiday season, but if you're in the market to buy a home there's no need to give up the hunt just because it's the off-season. In fact, there are those who would argue that house hunting in the off-season offers buyers unique opportunities that don't exist during the traditional home buying season.
  • What Impacts Your Home Insurance [Infographic]
    From the roof to the basement to the garage, there are many things that go into your home insurance rate. But what specifically affects your home insurance rate? As you make your house your home, we've identified 21 things that may influence the rate you pay for your home insurance coverage, and illustrated a few of them in this Kanetix.ca infographic.
  • Home Insurance Savings Guide: 21 Things That Impact Your Rate
    Your home is probably your biggest investment and the best protection for that investment is home insurance. But what specifically affects your home insurance rate? As you make your house your home, we break down some of the things that may influence the rate you pay for your home insurance coverage.
  • Buying A Home? You May Need To Save For A Bigger Down Payment
    In the new year, home buyers may have to save up a little more for a down payment. The minimum down payment required to qualify for mortgage loan insurance will increase from five per cent to 10 per cent for the portion of the house priced above $500,000. See what this really means in dollars and cents.
  • Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate To 0.50 Per Cent
    The Bank of Canada has lowered its target for the overnight rate by one-quarter of one percentage point to 0.50 per cent. This is the second time this year that the Bank of Canada has lowered the rate, after about 5 years of sitting at 1 per cent.
  • First Time Home Buyers Guide: Getting Ready For The Big Buy
    Taking that first step on the property ladder is one of life's biggest decisions. Sounds ominous, doesn't it? It doesn't have to be; you'll have plenty of help along the way and the KANETIX.ca first time home buyer's guide will help you break it all down into easy bite-sized pieces.
  • BMO Makes Big Bank History With 2.79% Fixed Mortgage Rate
    In an announcement on St. Patrick's Day, BMO is expecting to help Canadian homeowners save some green this upcoming home buying season by lowering the rate on its BMO Smart Fixed Mortgage from 2.99 per cent to 2.79 per cent.
  • Bank Of Canada Maintains 0.75 Per Cent Interest Rate
    After the Bank of Canada surprised everyone in January with a 0.25 per cent rate cut from 1.0 per cent, the overnight lending rate will stand steady at 0.75 per cent because, "Financial conditions in Canada have eased materially since January," said the Bank of Canada, Canada's central bank, in a statement.
  • Tips To Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Sooner
    If you intend to pay off your home mortgage as quickly as possible, then you're in the majority; a survey claims that more than 75 per cent of new homeowners said being mortgage-free sooner was their goal. Of course wanting to be mortgage-free sooner is easier said than done, but there are some tips that can help you reach your goal quicker.
  • Prime Rate Drops: What Does this Mean For Canada's Mortgage Rates?
    The Bank of Canada started off 2015 by announcing a reduction in the overnight rate by 25 basis points, dropping from 1 per cent to 0.75. We look at what this means for your mortgage rates. If you have a variable rate, the change might bring good news.
  • Bank of Canada Unexpectedly Cuts Interest Rate To 0.75 per cent
    In a surprise move, the Bank of Canada has lowered its target for the overnight rate by one-quarter of one percentage point to 0.75 per cent. What's this mean to homeowners with mortgages, or people looking to buy this spring?
  • How To Save $25,000+ On Your Mortgage
    Buying a house can be costly, but owning your own home is a dream that's hard to ignore-and for most of us, taking out a mortgage is the only way to make that dream a reality. So what can you do to cut down on the interest and other costs of borrowing? Here are a few tips to save.
  • Title Fraud in Canada: Keeping The Roof Over Your Head, Yours
    Real estate fraud in Canada is a booming business, and while the vast majority is perpetrated against financial institutions in the form of mortgage fraud, it's title fraud that hits home and strikes fear in homeowners. Learn how it happens and how to protect yourself.
  • Choosing a Mortgage Lender: Go Big or Go Small?
    Homeowners have a lot of choices regarding where to get a mortgage in today's competitive market. Should they go with one of Canada's big five banks or use a smaller lender, otherwise known as a non-traditional lender? Let's consider the pros and cons of each.
  • Housing Market Trends in Newfoundland: A Growing Natural Resources-Based Economy Provides Strength
    With a boom in both the energy and resources industries, the economy in Newfoundland has taken off in recent years, with unemployment rates reaching their lowest levels in 26 years. Timing the real estate market can be difficult, but those who are looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate may be interested in exploring the housing market trends in this flourishing area of Canada.

  • Edmonton Housing Trends
    Paying attention to housing market trends in Edmonton may be helpful for investors who are trying to time their real estate investments, home buyers who want to purchase real estate at the best time, and those who wish to keep abreast of the general health of the Alberta economy.

  • New Mortgage Rules Kick In To Cool Canadian Housing Market
    New mortgage rules came into effect on July 9th, 2012 in Canada....

  • (Buying a ) Home for the Holidays?
    House hunting isn't typically associated with the holiday season, but if you're in the market to buy a home there's no need to give up the hunt just because it's the off-season. In fact, there are those who would argue that house hunting in the off-season offers buyers unique opportunities that don't exist during the traditional home buying season.

  • Buying A Home? You May Need To Save For A Bigger Down Payment
    In the new year, home buyers may have to save up a little more for a down payment. The minimum down payment required to qualify for mortgage loan insurance will increase from five per cent to 10 per cent for the portion of the house priced above $500,000. See what this really means in dollars and cents.

  • Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate To 0.50 Per Cent
    The Bank of Canada has lowered its target for the overnight rate by one-quarter of one percentage point to 0.50 per cent. This is the second time this year that the Bank of Canada has lowered the rate, after about 5 years of sitting at 1 per cent.

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