Archive for June, 2010

Canada Day is Canada’s national day, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country called Canada. Frequently referred to as “Canada’s birthday”, […]

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Below is an extremely informative 3 PART interview with Mark Dziedzic, owner of www.CrossBorderRealty.com The ins & outs of buying real estate in the US Mark’s worked extensively with Ozzie Jurock & really knows his stuff ENJOY : ) Call me to discuss getting a Line of Credit in place so that you’re ready to […]

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What penalties could I face? Ask your mortgage provider what will happen if you pay off your mortgage early, refinance it or sell your house. You may be facing a three-month interest penalty or an interest-rate differential, which is the difference between the interest charged at the time you signed your mortgage and the interest […]

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Insider Techniques To Raise Your Credit Score Fast If there is one question I’m asked by consumers more than any other about credit, it’s this “What’s the fastest way to raise my credit score?”. My response is always the same “How much do you want to raise it?” If you wish to increase your score […]

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Bank of Canada says household debt and European crisis present the biggest risks to country’s financial stability. Risks to Canada’s financial stability have gone up over the past six months because of the possibility that the European debt crisis and “severe tensions” in global markets could threaten the worldwide recovery, the Bank of Canada said […]

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What the heck is a Beacon Score? This score is what lenders base their lending to YOU on. In other words, the better your score, the easier the credit, the worse the score … enough said. You now can check your credit on-line in Canada. No red faces, no forms to fill, no one else […]

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Interesting take on US Market – When is the real estate market going to return to some sense of normalcy? by –Michaelle Wisniewski, Holland, Mich. Probably by around 2012, economists think. But before home prices can rebound, a few things will need to happen, says Nicolas Retsinas, director of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. […]

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Canadian housing sales dropped 9.5% in May, led by declines in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, adding to evidence the peak in the property market has passed, the Canadian Real Estate Association said on Wednesday. The prospect of higher interest rates and a rush to buy before tighter mortgage regulations took effect in April prompted many […]

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Is it a fixer-upper or a money pit? Home inspector Bob Dunlop has seen his share of both. While most first-time home buyers wouldn’t think twice about how a chimney can affect the structural integrity of a house, the president of Carson Dunlop can tell at a glance when problems lie ahead. “On more than […]

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The Canadian housing market is entering a phase that may very well be confusing for first-time home buyers. We are suddenly in an environment in which interest rates are on the rise and the hot housing market is cooling off. Should buyers jump into the market before rates march further upward or should they wait […]

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