February 19, 2019

Single First Time Home BuyerQualifying for a home in Canada these days is, well, difficult. Especially if you are single and have only one income.Zoocasa has put together a list of both, Canada’s least affordable, and most affordable housing markets according to the median income for several cities across Canada.BC and Ontario Housing Markets Most

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January 24, 2019

While some may argue that Canada does not have a national real estate market, I contend that we do. According to CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) an estimated $64,000 in spin-off economic activity is generated for every real estate transaction. Moreover, CREA also estimates that this spin-off activity creates 1 new job for every 3 home

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November 17, 2016

A week after Donald Trump’s blind side win of the US presidential elections, some curious things are starting to take shape in the financial markets. To start with, the stock markets have soared, many hitting new highs. In fact, the Dow marked it’s biggest weekly increase in 5 years. This is largely based on the belief that

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July 11, 2013

     There has been a lot of talk lately about Quantitative Easing aka QE and of course how the US Federal Reserve is considering easing its QE policy, resulting in an increase of about a 1% in the Canadian 5 year fixed mortgage rate. What is this infamous QE and how does it affect a

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