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23May
Strategies to Save Up for your First Home
Savvy Buyer

Getting your first home is a wonderful new step in your life that can be highly rewarding and intimidating at the same time. If you find that you’ve been looking at housing prices with dismay, let us be the first to tell you that it is not impossible for you to get what you want. With these 5 strategies and a little patience, you’ll be able to save up for your first home.

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12Apr
Trends in Residential Construction You Should Look into For your Next Home
Savvy Buyer
trends in residential construction

The construction industry is always evolving to reflect design interests as well as efficient building practices. If you’re in the market for a new home, you are probably noticing some of the newest trends that are emerging in residential construction these days. With so many changes, we’ve collected some of our favourite trends that we think you should look into for your next home.  

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01Mar
The Differences Between Fixed and Variable Rate Mortgages
Savvy Buyer
Fixed and variable rate mortgages

Choosing a mortgage to suit your lifestyle is a very big decision to make. So when the time comes to make the decision on whether you want a fixed rate or a variable rate, this guide will ensure that you are aware of the differences between them. This, in turn, will make it easier to choose the one that is best for you!

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31Jan
How to Get the Best Mortgage Renewal Terms
Savvy Buyer
best mortgage renewal terms

After owning your house for a few years, reassessing and renewing your mortgage terms is a great way to plan your financial future and save money for years to come. Even if you are unsure about the process, our hints on the best mortgage renewal terms will ensure you get the best deal!

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23Dec
What to Expect on Closing Day When Buying Your Home
Community & Lifestyle

Closing Day

 

Purchasing a new home is an exciting time in your life and is filled with the joy and anticipation of owning your own property. After all the time you spent looking at houses, saving for a down payment, and negotiating mortgage terms, your closing date will be one of the final stages before you move into your home. To make sure you are prepared for this important time, here are some tips for what to expect on closing day when buying your home.

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09Nov
First Time Buyers: a Checklist of Dos and Don’ts
Savvy Buyer

 

First Time Buyers

Buying your first home is a fun and exciting step in your life. It is one of the most significant decisions you will make, so being prepared is an important step in the process. Before you purchase your first home, it is crucial to ensure you have everything you need, and do not make any of the common mistakes first time home buyers sometimes make. If you’re considering buying a place, use this guide so you know some of the dos and don’ts for first time home buyers.

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28Sep
Our Favourite Places for Thanksgiving Shopping in Whitby
Community & Lifestyle

Thanksgiving Shopping in Whitby

Not far from the busy rush of Toronto is the smaller, quainter community of Whitby. The charming downtown area and variety of shopping options make it the perfect spot for you to enjoy the fall colours while checking items off your list and avoiding the busy crowds of the city. If you are searching for some shopping inspiration, these are some of our favourite places for Thanksgiving shopping in Whitby.

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14Sep
Tips for Entering the GTA Housing Market
Community & Lifestyle

Entering the GTA Housing Market

The GTA is an area full of opportunity and experiences, making it one of the most desirable locations to purchase a home. If you are looking to buy a house in the area, staying up to date on the requirements for a mortgage and the current costs of living there are important. Make your move simpler with these tips for entering the GTA housing market.

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27Jul
Kitchen Backsplash: Mosaic Tile Vs. Natural Stone
Design & Decor

Mosaic Tile Vs. Natural Stone

The elegance and design of your kitchen is achieved through a combination of many factors, including how well your backsplash compliments the interior decor of the room. Though there are many different choices for backsplash, two of the current trending styles are mosaic tile and natural stone. Before you make your choice, ensure that you are informed about the benefits as well as the disadvantages of each. Here is some information on mosaic tile vs. natural stone backsplashes.

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19Jul
Pros and Cons to Hiring an Interior Designer
Design & Decor

Hiring an Interior Designer

Buying a new home can be an exciting new experience for you and your family, and it provides you with the opportunity to design, decorate, and ultimately create the home you have always dreamed of. While some people choose to do all the interior decorating on their own, it is also common to hire an interior designer, taking all of the hard work off your shoulders. Before you decide which route to take, here are a few pros and cons to hiring an interior designer.

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