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Understanding Mortgage Default Insurance

Most people don’t have the financial capacity to purchase a home outright. Therefore, it’s common practice to finance part of the home purchase and rely on a mortgage for the remaining amount. The initial upfront payment is known as the down payment. Calculating the down payment is straightforward with a first-time buyer calculator; simply input…

Top 3 Incentives for First-Time Homebuyers

Three Effective Ways to Reduce the Financial Burden of Homeownership Are you overwhelmed by the cost of homes and wondering how you’ll ever save enough to buy your first home? You’re not alone. While the prospect of homeownership may seem daunting for many Canadians, there are numerous plans, programs, and incentives designed to help first-time…

The Ultimate Home Showing Checklist for a Successful Sale

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are crucial. Buyers often decide within minutes whether a property feels like their future home. To ensure your house makes a lasting impression, follow our comprehensive home showing checklist. This guide will walk you through every step of preparing your home, from decluttering to final touches,…

Understanding Land Transfer Tax Refunds for First-Time Homebuyers

Introduction to Land Transfer Tax Refunds Land transfer tax (LTT) refunds and incentives are financial benefits offered by some provincial and municipal governments to ease the financial burden on first-time homebuyers. Recently, the eligibility for these refunds has expanded, allowing individuals with an annual income of up to $150,000 to qualify, which is an increase…

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