Housing Continued to Surge in January

General Elaine Stymiest 17 Feb

Housing Continued to Surge in January   Today the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released statistics showing national home sales hit another all-time high in January 2021. Canadian home sales increased 2.0% month-on-month (m-o-m) building on December’s 7.0% gain. On a year-over-year (y-o-y) basis, existing home sales surged 35.2%. As the chart below shows, January […]

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Down Payment

General Elaine Stymiest 16 Feb

Down payment For those of you who don’t know, your down payment is the amount of money you need to put down on your new home. Once you have determined your budget, you will have an accurate idea of the final cost of the home you can afford and what you will be intending to […]

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What Does Canada’s Aging Population Mean for the Real Estate Market

General Elaine Stymiest 9 Feb

What Does Canada’s Aging Population Mean for the Real Estate Market?. I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is: we’re not getting any younger. The good news is: we’re not going away anytime soon, either, as life expectancy for Canadians is higher than ever before! At least, I think that’s good news—check back with […]

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Time to renew your mortgage?

General Elaine Stymiest 25 Jan

When it comes time to renew your mortgage, most lenders will send you a renewal letter when there is around 3 months remaining on your term. While nearly 60 percent of borrowers simply sign and send back their renewal without ever shopping around for a more favourable interest rate, this is actually the best time […]

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2020 Was a Blockbuster Year for Housing

General Elaine Stymiest 18 Jan

2020 Was a Blockbuster Year for Housing   Despite the fears leading into the pandemic last Spring, 2020 marked a record number of home resales as new listings lagged and prices climbed. December housing data released by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) today shows national home sales surged 7.2% month-over-month (m-o-m) at a time […]

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Canadian Jobs Market

General Elaine Stymiest 11 Jan

Canadian Jobs Market Tanked in December   Canadian employment fell 62,600 last month, a bit weaker than expected, following seven months of recovery (see chart below). The rapid rise in COVID cases and the ensuing lockdown measures in many key regions caused the net loss in jobs in the mid-December survey.  Especially hard hit were workers […]

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5 Things to Know Before Buying a Rural Property

General Elaine Stymiest 7 Jan

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Rural Property. As cities continuing to grow bigger and busier, a rural home beyond those limits can seem like a dream come true! However, before you dive into country living, there are a few things you should know! Especially, how different it can be to qualify for a […]

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Down payment?

General Elaine Stymiest 6 Dec

Did you know?  The 5% cash back to help with your down payment is still available.  Lets see if we can make home ownership happen for you. Elaine

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