Tag Archives: Mortgage

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Refinancing your home? 5 things to consider

POSTED BY GetSmarterAboutMoney

This year’s home-buying season started with a bang when one of Canada’s major banks dropped its mortgage rate. These record-low rates are obviously appealing to people looking to buy their first home, and people looking to upgrade their current one. MORE

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Poll: How much of your net worth (%) is tied into your home?

POSTED BY GetSmarterAboutMoney

Poll: How much of your net worth (%) is tied into your home? MORE

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First home vs. retirement – can you really have both?

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

Home ownership is highly rewarding for a variety of reasons: ridding yourself of pesky landlords, having the freedom to change the way your property looks and feels, and of course the peace of mind in knowing that you are building equity in an asset that is expected to grow in value over the long run. MORE

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Improving your financial situation and life in 2.5 billion beats

POSTED BY Preet Banerjee

I’ve often mused that success with personal finance is 90% psychology and 8% math.* *The missing 2% is a testament to how unimportant the math is. MORE

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The harder financial realities of relying on a line of credit

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

Picture this: you’ve recently purchased a new home and the down payment has gobbled up most of your savings. Originally, you’d planned to set some of that money aside for an emergency fund in case something unexpected happened to you or your spouse (like job loss) or if a major repair was needed for your new digs (like a new furnace). MORE

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