Canada’s Economy and its Effect to the Real Estate Market


In a weekly poll conducted by Nanos Research Group, the respondents who believe that real estate prices will increase in the next six (6) months jumped to 39.4 %. This percentage is the highest in 18 months. On the other hand, respondents who believe that will be a decrease in real estate prices declined to 16.6 % from 17.1%, the lowest since November 2015. The Bloomberg Nanos Consumer Confidence Index gauged from the weekly polls, increased to 55.9 from 55 in the week ending April 15, the highest since the first week of December. The head of Nanos Research, Nik…

Remortgaging Your Home – Easier Than Ever?


For the majority of people, their home loan is their greatest financial responsibility. What's more, streamlining the biggest debt can create a huge saving. When you choose to remortgage you are shifting from one home loan offer onto the next and will be paying off your old home loan with the new one, utilizing your property as security. Whether you are moving mortgage providers or staying with the same bank and getting a new deal, it’s still categorized as remortgaging. There are numerous reasons people decide to remortgage -  some of these include: To Raise Cash If your salary has…

How Houseplants Can Improve Air Quality in Condos


When you live in a condo with views of another condo or building, things can get a little depressing. Add a little color to your space and breath (literally) new air by introducing houseplants. Plants add an instant wow factor, and they’re good at keeping the air fresh. If you live alone, having another living thing in the house to care for is a huge plus. However, if you don't have a green thumb or if you don't know how to properly maintain a plant, you can't just pick and choose whatever it is you find beautiful. Just like people,…

Green Moving Advice: Tips on Making Your Next Move Environmentally Friendly


Have you been making a conscious effort to reduce your carbon footprint? If so, congratulations! There are plenty of things we can do to help save the environment we live in. With new technologies and creativity, you can go green with just about everything you do. If you have an impending move coming up, you’re probably thinking about all the moving supplies you’re going to be using and the amount of fuel you’ll be burning to get to the new location.  The good news… you can make your move green too! Here are some tips you may not have thought…

Tips on Buying your First Home with a Small Budget


This is it. You’ve decided to make the biggest purchase of your entire life and you’re all fired up about it. Congrats! You can already picture what it’s going to look like – gourmet kitchen, massive dining room, suite-like master’s bedroom, the work! Images of your dream house are slowly populating your mind like it was going out of style. Hold on to those thoughts and keep them in a safe place for now, because I’ll burst your bubble a little bit. If you’re a first time buyer, chances are your first home purchase won’t be anywhere near your dream…

Condo Living: How to survive and thrive in small spaces


Wouldn't it be nice to finally de-clutter and downsize everything you own to the bare minimum? I've had this goal for as long as I can remember. Vehicles? All I need is a truck or an SUV and a bike. Gadgets? Just give me a reliable laptop for work/entertainment and a tablet for communication/reading. Clothes? Just a handful of the best ones I own that are of good quality, so I can use them as long as possible. But it’s harder than it looks folks, especially if you have a large house filled to the brim with stuff. If you…