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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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Snowbird pitfalls: Considerations for Canadians looking to buy property in the U.S.

POSTED BY Alison Griffiths

I’ve been a (working) snowbird in Florida for 5 years and I love it. My husband and I feel very fortunate. But, like everything else, there’s a learning curve. MORE

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Cottage Envy

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

There are few places in Canada’s busy metropolitan areas where you can stare at the Milky Way with a crackling campfire in the background holding a glass of wine in one hand and mosquito repellant in the other. MORE

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Smart Buying Begins with Knowledge

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

Before you start shopping around for property, online or with an agent, do your research. First, determine what you can afford based on your current income, not what you hope your income will be in the future. MORE

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Four Things to Avoid When Hiring a Real Estate Agent

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

I made the decision to hire my first real estate agent in five minutes: less time than it took me to pick out a nail polish shade at my last pedicure. I didn’t interview anyone else, I didn’t question the five per cent commission she charged and I didn’t ask for any references. Turns out, like so many people out there, I made a lot of mistakes. If you’re looking for an agent to buy or sell your house, here are five mistakes to avoid. MORE

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