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5 Negotiation Secrets Smart Buyers Use to Get Better Deals

5 Negotiation Secrets Smart Buyers Use to Get Better Deals

June 22, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Being a buyer in today's real estate market can be challenging. The market is very competitive right now, making the average buyer feel like it is impossible to secure a good deal. Luckily, some trick ...

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Understanding Insurance for Home Buyers and Borrowers

Understanding Insurance for Home Buyers and Borrowers

June 9, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Not all insurance products are created equal. One of the most common mistakes homeowners and potential homeowners make is that they hear the word “insurance” and just assume they have it! ...

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Watch Out For These Common Mortgage Traps

Watch Out For These Common Mortgage Traps

June 7, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

We've all seen those enticing bargain mortgage rates around the internet... 'Get your mortgae at a 1.5% fixed rate!' Is this real, or too good to be true?The sad reality is that enticing 'bargain-bin' ...

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Key Housing Measures from the 2022 Canada Budget

Key Housing Measures from the 2022 Canada Budget

June 2, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

The Canadian government is taking on high house prices, housing supply issues and home buyer rights.How might it affect you? Let's look over the main points. Help for First-Time Home Buyers Tax-Free ...

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Bank Of Canada Rate Update June 1, 2022

Bank Of Canada Rate Update June 1, 2022

June 1, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Bank of Canada increases policy interest rate by 50 basis points, continues quantitative tightening The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1½%, with the Bank Rate at ...

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Should I Lock in my Mortgage Rate as Rates Start to Rise?

Should I Lock in my Mortgage Rate as Rates Start to Rise?

May 31, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

With impending Bank of Canada rate increases occurring in the coming months, many are wondering if they should be locking in a mortgage rate or making a change to their mortgage. With the variable rat ...

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How a Mortgage Pre-Approval Can Protect You from Rising Rates

How a Mortgage Pre-Approval Can Protect You from Rising Rates

May 26, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

With interest rates rising, it's important to lock in a lower rate as soon as possible. You can do this with the right home mortgage pre-approval. Find out how! Do you plan on searching for and buy ...

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Are You Ready for Home Ownership? Find Out by Answering These 4 Questions

Are You Ready for Home Ownership? Find Out by Answering These 4 Questions

May 19, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Have you been dreaming about a larger, roomier or more luxurious living space? Or perhaps just want to experience the joy of owning your own home and building your net worth instead of renting? Let' ...

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Using A HELOC To Fix And Flip Another Property

Using A HELOC To Fix And Flip Another Property

May 17, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a line of credit you get based on the equity you've built in your home. Your home becomes the collateral for any outstanding balance.There's one key component t ...

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Home Equity Loans For Flippers: Risks And Advantages

Home Equity Loans For Flippers: Risks And Advantages

May 12, 2022 | Posted by: Ronice Harrison

Current homeowners who want to leverage their existing property into extra income can use a home equity line of credit (HELOC) to finance their real estate ventures. These loans allow you to use the a ...

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