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What is the Home Buyers’ Plan and Should You Pay it Off Early

You’ve decided to buy a home. Congratulations! Purchasing a home is one of the best long-term investments you can make. But wanting to buy a home and actually buying one are two separate things. In order to buy a home you’ll need to save up a down payment. Luckily, the government will give you a […]

Mortgages and Alternate Energy Systems – the Ins and Outs and Pitfalls

Are you considering reducing your carbon footprint and living off the grid? Living off the grid has a lot of benefits – you’ll save money on energy costs over the long-term, you have more freedom of choosing where you want to live and you’ll have  a positive impact on the environment. However, living off the […]

Top Ways to Save Money on your Next Move

There are many reasons people relocate. It might be starting a new job, a marriage, a divorce, just finishing college or simply wanting a change of scenery. With any long distance move also comes the added expense of transporting your personal belongings. This can run into a lot of extra money you might not have […]

How to Save With Home Services

How long does it take you to scrub the floors? How much energy do you expend trying to fix the lawnmower? How much space are you losing by trying to store all your belongings in your garage? Though sustainability and healthy personal finance often require a bit of DIY, you might actually be putting yourself […]

Reinforcing Structural Stability of your Properties

“There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges facing our cities or to the housing crisis, but the two issues need to be considered together. From an urban design and planning point of view, the well-connected open city is a powerful paradigm and an engine for integration and inclusivity.” –Richard Rogers. However, a well-planned city […]

Is Private Mortgage Insurance a Good Idea?

  Private mortgage insurance, commonly referred to as PMI, is insurance which borrowers have to pay in case they cannot afford to pay a 20% down payment. As a borrower, it will cost $50 to $80 monthly. Mortgage insurance reimburses the lender if you default on your home loan. However, it can sometimes become a […]