8 Aug

5 Ways to Renovate your Home to make it safer for Canadians 55+

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

5 Ways to Renovate your Home to make it safer for Canadians 55+. While 86% of Canadian baby boomers prefer to age in place in the homes they love, not many plan for home renovations that simplify their lives during these golden years. It is not just about preparing for a disability or mobility issue. It is […]

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11 Jul

Financial Advice that Never Gets Old.

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

Financial Advice that Never Gets Old. It’s difficult to find timeless advice in the ever-changing world of personal finance but these five are about as close as you can get. 1. Start small and start early with investing Only around 5% of Canadians under 25 have a TFSA, which means 95% have already missed out […]

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5 Jul

Choosing Your Mortgage Broker

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

Choosing Your Mortgage Broker. There is a little doubt that the biggest purchase of your life will be your home. When embarking on your homeownership journey, having the right support and information will make all the difference. Fortunately, a mortgage broker can help! With access to more than 230 lending institutions including big banks, credit […]

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16 Jun

Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

The benefits of using a real estate agent. The right real estate agent will help you through every step of buying or selling your home. Like any relationship, you want to ask questions, get to know your agent before agreeing to have them work with you.  Let’s take a look at some of the things […]

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25 Apr

25 Secrets Your Banker Doesn’t Want You to Know

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

25 Secrets Your Banker Doesn’t Want You to Know. Twenty-five or thirty years can sound like an impossibly long time to service a loan – and for many of us, it is. If you are looking to pay off your mortgage faster, here are some tried-and-true tactics to get you to financial freedom that much […]

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16 Nov

Relocate or Renovate

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

Relocate or Renovate. Like Lighting in a Bottle. That’s how Todd Talbot describes the chemistry between him and Jillian Harris, his co-host of the reality TV series Love It or List It Vancouver. There’s an undeniable electricity that flows between the pair who have battled against each other through 104 hour-long episodes of the home-design […]

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10 Nov

First Time Home Buyer

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

First Time Home Buyer Being on the path to purchasing your first home is one of the most exciting and most rewarding moments in life! While people don’t always dream of the perfect mortgage, we do grow up dreaming of a white picket fence and our dream home. Even if you imagined your dream home […]

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10 Nov

Architecture and Design Content You Need to Watch (and Listen To and Read)

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

Architecture and Design Content You Need to Watch (and Listen To and Read). Feel like you’ve watched every piece of content available on Netflix, and Disney+, Crave, Hulu, or whatever streaming services you use? I feel the same way.  I’m currently rewatching Friends for the millionth time and reciting lines that I didn’t even know […]

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28 Oct

6 Important Questions to Ask Before a Big Home Renovation

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

6 Important Questions to Ask Before a Big Home Renovation. So you want to make a major home renovation. Congratulations! Now, you’ve got to find the right contractor for the job. While doing a thorough online search or asking family and friends is an important first step, once you find a potential contractor, it’s time […]

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26 Oct

Are You Ready for Home Ownership?

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Posted by: Jennifer Koop

Are You Ready for Home Ownership? While most people know the main things they need to buy a home, such as stable employment and enough money for a down payment, there are a few other factors that may help you realize you’re ready – perhaps even earlier than you thought! In fact, there are four […]

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