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Beware of Rogue Movers and Their Scams

Moving? Beware the estimate that is too good to be true, and do your homework before your goods are loaded on the truck. According to the Canadian Association of Movers, criminals are infiltrating the moving industry with scams galore to separate you from your money – and maybe your household goods as well. Across Canada, […]







An Appraisal May Make or Break Your Deal

An appraisal is an important part of any home purchase. This is an evaluation, ordered by lenders, that tells them exactly what their money is going towards; because they focus on the actual value of your property, appraisals are different than home inspections. An inspection looks deeply into the condition of a property, but is […]


Adjustable Rate Mortgages: Are They a Good Fit?

Adjustable-rate mortgages are often an attractive option to their fixed-rate counterparts, as the rates are often significantly lower. But are adjustable-rate mortgages a good fit for you? For some period of time after you take out an adjustable-rate mortgage, it has a fixed rate. After that time period has expired, the rate fluctuates based on an agreed-upon […]


A Well-Staged Home Can Bump Up 
Its SQ

For sellers whose houses have languished on the market for some time, it’s all about your home’s saleability quotient (SQ). You have to stand out from the crowd. You may want to consider staging your home, particularly if it is empty. Nothing differentiates your property from the competition more effectively than a well-staged home. The […]