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Oct 19
2010

Buying vs Renting

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (4211)
At some point in their lives, most Canadians have probably asked themselves whether it is better to buy or rent a home. And purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions most people ever make. Ultimately, the decision is a personal choice, but it helps to look... [ more ]
Oct 19
2010

Bank of Canada Announcement

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (12063)
The Bank of Canada did not change their rates this morning, as expected. The Bank's announcement speaks to the changes in their position on Canada's growth and that... [ more ]
Oct 4
2010

Using Home Equity to Your Advantage

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (10128)
Using Home Equity to Your Advantage Canadians purchase homes for a variety of reasons. Some want the stability of owning their own home, while others also look at home ownership as an investment vehicle. No matter what the reason, the truth is that home ownership... [ more ]
Oct 4
2010

Tips for Paying off Your Mortgage Faster

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (4053)
Tips for Paying Off Your Mortgage Faster   Mortgages in Canada are generally amortized between 25 and 35 year terms. While this seems a long time, it does not have to take anyone that long to pay off their mortgage if they choose to do so in a shorter period... [ more ]
Sep 17
2010

Can I really buy a home with $0 down?

Expert Question posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (3474)
Hi Nicola, I have a few lenders that are willing to provide the down payment for home buyers OAC, provided you are willing to commit to keeping the mortgage with them for the first 5 years.  It's a great option compared to renting until you can save your... [ more ]
Sep 8
2010

Bank of Canada Increases Prime 1/4%

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (5105)
Bank of Canada has increased Prime 1/4%, making Prime rate 3.00%. It could have gone either way but it was felt Canada’s economy was strong enough to warrant another tightening. The Bank of Canada has therefore raised its overnight rate... [ more ]
Aug 13
2010

Bond Rate at Lowest Level in 2010

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (7695)
The bond rate continued to drop the past week. It's now at the lowest level in 2010. Weak economic news from around the world has been the main driving force. If this continues to stay in these ranges, I expect the Bank of Canada may halt the projected increases in... [ more ]
Jul 20
2010

Bank of Canada Announcement

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (5517)
As expected the Bank of Canada raised their rate by 1/4% this morning. Bank prime is now at 2.75%.   They comment that inflation is in line with their projections. Also, that overall economic growth is weaker than previously anticipated. Hopefully... [ more ]
Jul 1
2010

Can I ask a Realtor what the previous home sales were and the amounts they sold for, before I consider an offer?

Expert Question posted by Joanne McPhail  ::  Views (9758)
Hmmm...this is more of a question for a realtor than a lawyer I think...I am fairly sure they can access the last transaction so I believe they can tell you what the Vendors purchased the home for.  I am not sure if they can go back further than that.  If... [ more ]
Jun 21
2010

what would be the separate schools (both elementary level & high school) for this property on 49 Ridgeway Ave ? thanks

Expert Question posted by Joanne McPhail  ::  Views (9739)
Sorry, I do not know the answer to this, however, I believe the school boards have a web site which allows you to do a search by address, to determine what school area you are in.  Try googling the Simcoe County Catholic School Board to find the site! ... [ more ]
Jun 1
2010

Bank of Canada Announcement: Prime Rate Increased...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (4710)
Well it finally happened, the Bank of Canada raised it's rate by 1/4% this morning. This is the start of an upward trend with them. Their last paragraph in the announcement speaks as to the uncertainty in the markets. They are acknowledging that they will be... [ more ]
May 18
2010

Mortgage Rate Update...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (4718)
I just want to provide a head up for anyone who may be in the market for an upcoming mortgage and who may not be watching the Bank of Canada announcements or long term rate predictions. If you haven't been following them closely, they are still near the lowest in... [ more ]
May 11
2010

Why is HST added to a condo status certificate when the Act says that the fee includes all applicable taxes?

Expert Question posted by Joanne McPhail  ::  Views (9475)
Actually, you are correct, in that Ont. Reg 48/01 does stipulate in section 18(2) that a status certificate cost shall not exceed $100.00, inclusive of all applicable taxes.  However, in my experience, most condo corps have been charging $100 plus GST. ... [ more ]
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