Fall Decorating Ideas

General Natalie Vieira 15 Sep

As the leaves start to change, we can officially welcome fall in full swing. This time of the year is about making your home feel as cozy and homey as possible. Spruce up your space by adding some fall décor while still showing off your style! I’ve gathered up ten fall decorating ideas that can […]

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Bank of Canada Holds Benchmark Interest Rates Steady

General Natalie Vieira 8 Sep

The Bank of Canada made its sixth interest rate decision of the year and for the sixth time, left its overnight benchmark rate unchanged at 0.25%. This low rate has been in force since March 2020.  As a result, the Bank Rate stays at 0.5%. Global Economy The economic recovery continued through the second quarter, led by strong US […]

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Mortgage Costs are Less Than Rate of Inflation

General Natalie Vieira 1 Sep

For the first time in over 40 years, the cost to carry a mortgage is less than the rate of inflation. Mortgage Experts and Financial Planners caution about the potential for rates to rise, calling for the median five-year fixed mortgage rate to increase almost 300 basis points to 2.73 percent by the end of […]

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Getting the Down Payment Down

General Natalie Vieira 25 Aug

A down payment is one of the most essential aspects of every mortgage application and new home purchase. In Canada, home purchases require a minimum cash payment from your own funds that is put towards the purchase. This is your down payment and is considered your stake in the deal. Many home buyers understand that […]

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Fun and Easy Ways to Declutter and Organize Your Home

General Natalie Vieira 18 Aug

Use magnetic desk accessories to help organize your office supplies. It can help secure loose items like paperclips and bulletin-board tacks in place. Designate a place to store all old clothing, shoes, and accessories to make the decluttering process easier. Use shower curtain rings to hold items! Not only can they be used in bathrooms, […]

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Introducing the First Responder Mortgage Program™

General Natalie Vieira 11 Aug

Dominion Lending Centres® is proud to announce our brand new First Responder Mortgage Program™. In times of uncertainty, we can always count on our first responders. From coast-to-coast, you put Canadians first and ensure the health and safety of this great country – and we wanted to give you something in return. The First Responder […]

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5 Approval Roadblocks

General Natalie Vieira 4 Aug

When in the process of buying a home, there is nothing worse than having your mortgage broker or lawyer call and say “there is a problem”. If you have found your dream home and negotiated a fair price, which was accepted, and you have supplied all the documentation to your broker, you probably assume everything […]

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Home Improvements That Decrease Your Home’s Value According to Experts

General Natalie Vieira 28 Jul

Thinking about renovating your home? It’s important to consider the resale value of your home when making big changes! Reno projects can provide a great return on investment when you decide to sell. However, not all home improvements result in increases to your home value! According to experts, here are five home improvements projects to […]

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Navigating Canada’s Housing Market

General Natalie Vieira 21 Jul

Although the housing market has been breaking records month after month, purchasing a home has been difficult for many buyers due to limited supply. If you’re a first-time home buyer looking to invest in real estate, consider hiring a professional to help you navigate Canada’s hot housing market. Get industry expertise when you hire a […]

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