Did you know that the cheapest day in Canada to buy a home is the third Tuesday in January? In almost every industry, January is known as a slow month. The holiday rush is over, and people prefer to hibernate inside whenever possible – particularly if they were overspending over the holidays. However, over the.. read more →

Contributed By Home Inspection Company Carson & Dunlop: In a city like Toronto, where the apartment vacancy rate is low and real estate values are high, many people rely on the rental income from a basement apartment to give them the edge they need to own a home. But is it a ‘legal’ apartment? If.. read more →

By Max Cohen, Senior Partner of Cohen LLP, Barristers and Solicitors You may have read some of the recent horror stories published in Canadian newspapers about homeowners becoming victims of identity theft and mortgage fraud. The incidence of this type of fraud has increased significantly in Ontario with the introduction of electronic title registration. A.. read more →

12 Dec 2014
December 12, 2014

Advice on Gifting A Home to a Child

Contributed By John Drake, VP & Senior Investment Advisor, The Drake Wealth Group Personal Finance: Gifting a Home to a Child As housing prices in many major metropolitan areas continue to rise, home ownership is becoming increasingly difficult for the younger generation. As such, some parents and grandparents may consider helping their children with the.. read more →

The Fall Home Buying Report from BMO Bank of Montreal has revealed that over 40 per cent of people who are actively looking to buy a home are expecting to pay 21 per cent more ($83,556) than they were at the beginning of their house hunting journeys. According to Martin Nel, the Vice President of.. read more →