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Even 30 basis points could save you thousands over five years OTTAWA — A surge in mortgage renewals, rising interest rates and new stress testing rules will are conspiring to make refinancing your mortgage more complicated and more expensive. Mortgage broker Kelly Wilson, co-owner of the Wilson Team mortgage brokerage in Ottawa, says a majority […]


If it’s your first time buying, here’s some clarity Thinking about buying a home? It can feel like an intimidating process and you probably have about a million and one questions about this big step. Here are 10 helpful queries we’ve answered recently that might help you on your journey to home-ownership. 1. Is this […]


10 Common Outdoor Decorating Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them) Make the most of summer by turning your patio into the ultimate getaway with these simple solutions. 1. Forgetting an outdoor rug. A rug brings the indoors out and is an essential part of tying a space together. Most outdoor rugs are made out of durable, fade-resistant material that’s […]


Where to Buy Real Estate Now View neighbourhood rankings by region: Greater Ottawa Ottawa Core Ottawa Inner Suburbs Ottawa Outer Suburbs Merrickville (Google Earth) https://goo.gl/maps/CHn9khiY9Xs 10. Merrickville, Wolford Township Area: Kemptville, Merrickville, Brockville & Area Region: Outer suburbs Average home price (2017): $335,471 2-year price change: 29% Realtor grade (out of 5): ???? Get more stats on this neighbourhood Vankleek Hill […]


Spruce up your walls for spring with neutrals that aren’t boring. From a grey mauve to an off-black, these neutral paint colours are foolproof and more interesting than eggshell. Take a peek at our top 12 picks for neutral shades below:   Evangeline Green Tint 1 Where to use: This fresh shade is perfect for a bathroom with […]


If it’s your first time buying, here’s some clarity. Thinking about buying a home? It can feel like an intimidating process and you probably have about a million and one questions about this big step. Here are 10 helpful queries we’ve answered recently that might help you on your journey to homeownership. 1. Is this […]


Three basic questions you need to ask yourself before you start the house hunt Policymakers have been slapping our wrists on a pretty regular basis when it comes to the spending habits of Canadians. We’ve had warnings from the Bank of Canada about high consumer debt levels, followed by tighter rules around mortgage lending. The […]


Take our room-by-room tour to learn about environmental baddies you may be harbouring, and how to fix them with easy, earth-friendly changes you can start making today What makes a home? If you’re talking about the resources and products that are consumed by the average Canadian household in a year, then plenty: 10,000 kilowatt hours […]


Most markets will simply flatline before rebalancing by the end of the year. There’s never a dull day in real estate. Last year started off with a big nervous question: Will the Canadian housing market crash? In 2018, the new year started off with more of a sigh. Analysts across North America came out with […]


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Emma’s ex-husband gave their two twenty-something sons a $30,000 down payment She thinks that was a big mistake. Four years ago, at the age of 24, Jonas Knight decided to buy his first house. Prices had been shooting up in his home town of Maple Ridge, a suburb of Vancouver, and he felt that if […]