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How To Use Your RRSPs To Buy A Home

Using your RRSPs to buy a house is an option for first-time homebuyers who are saving for the down payment on their first home. With the many new rules facing home buyers, buying a home can seem like a daunting and stressful task. However, there are some rules designed to help out first-time homebuyers specifically,…

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Ottawa Housing Market January 2018 Update

  In the video above, Christine summarizes what’s been happening in the Ottawa Real Estate Market for the month of January 2018 and what buyers and sellers should be looking forward to and what they should be aware of. For the month of January, 712 homes were sold in the Ottawa area. 539 of those…

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Ottawa Housing Market Trends in 2018

How Did the Ottawa Housing Market Perform in 2017? 2017 was not only a good year for the Ottawa housing market but one that really put the Ottawa market on the map. Ottawa real-estate flourished in 2017 both in terms of number of homes sold and housing prices. The Nation’s Capital closed out the year…

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How The New Mortgage Rules Will Affect You

What Are The New Mortgage Rule Changes? The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), has set new rules on mortgage lending. It’s most commonly known as the new minimum qualify rate or, “stress test” for uninsured mortgages. The new rules require that the minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages be the greater of…

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