Homeownership

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How to get a mortgage (when you’re not the ideal borrower)

You can get a mortgage if you’re self-employed, got a poor credit history, or if you own more than three rental properties. First published by Ramona King of money sense in October 2015, this blog post still rings true today.If you’re a credit-worthy employee at a Fortune 500 company and don’t have […]
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Man Caves vs She Sheds

If you talk to any REALTOR®, they will confirm that in couples looking to find their “forever home” there has been a recent surge in demand for a space dedicated as a man cave. It could be the basement (the darker the better) or it could be in a garage, regardless, its a place where the man can deck out […]

What Can You Afford?

In the last video I shared, we discussed the pros and cons of renting vs buying a home. If you have decided to take the step and buy now, or even if you have decided to rent now and buy later, understanding what you can afford is the next step. Planning ahead for a mortgage is always […]
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A List On Living Off Grid

If the great BC power outage of 2015 taught us anything, it was that anything can happen at any time. Final tallies estimate power was lost to over 500,000 homes and businesses across BC, with some outages lasting several days. This had a lot of people […]

Home Buying Costs You Need to Know About

  Once you have figured out how much you can qualify for, the next step is to truly understand the costs involved in purchasing a property.  No secret here, buying a property is expensive and requires you to come up with a significant amount of money just to execute the transaction. Some of the main costs include: Coming up […]