Blog >> August 2012
Immigrants, young buyers to buoy home sales, CIBC says



A large bubble of people in their prime home-buying years, coupled with an influx of immigrants, is poised to support Canada's housing market for the next decade, a major bank economist said Thursday.

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Top 10 Do's and Don't in Home Staging

Thinking or currently have listed your home for sale.  Here's the top 10 list of don't and don'tsto keep in mind.  (don't worry, I've been caught doing one or two on the don't list)

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Home Flipping 101

Home Flipping in Vancouver seems improbable, however, here's a great checklist you should read, and if your not affraid of a little hard work and patience, you could snatch a great bargain and create a fair amount of equity. Speak with a qualifies and experienced mortgage broker and a knowledgeable Realtor that focuses in the area you want.

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First-time homebuyers: Home prices expected to drop by 2015

Canada's hot, hot, hot housing market is doing what experts hoped: It's actually showing signs of cooling. Although housing prices steadily increased through June, groundbreaking for new homes decreased and fell below the number of expected housing starts predicted by analysts.

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5 Ways To Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

If you own a home, it's likely that you're still dragging the old ball-and-chain. No not that one - we're talking about your mortgage. For many homeowners, 10, 20 or even 30 years down the road seems like an impossibly long commitment, which often means we slog along, and forget all about what it would be like to be mortgage-free.

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Paying Down the Mortgage

Reducing consumer debt has been the name of game - from the Bank of Canada warnings of increasing household debt to the Government of Canada tightening mortgage rules. A recent survey by the Bank of Montreal said that 51% of Canadian homeowners are expecting to carry their mortgage into their retirement years. Wow!!!

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