Home Ownership

  • Mortgage default insurance: What homebuyers need to know

    Mortgage default insurance: What homebuyers need to know

    Looking to buy a home? Here’s an overview of down payment, mortgage default insurance and the changes that are coming from the CMHC.

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  • What are the three types of insurance for homeowners?

    What are the three types of insurance for homeowners?

    Understand the difference between homeowner insurance, mortgage loan insurance and creditor insurance.

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  • The Bank of Canada holds rates steady, citing world trade concerns

    The Bank of Canada holds rates steady, citing world trade concerns

    The Bank of Canada says Canadian growth exceeded expectations but escalating trade conflicts are taking their toll on the global economy.

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  • Rent or buy: What to think about before you decide

    Rent or buy: What to think about before you decide

    Tips for helping medical residents and new-to-practice physicians decide whether to rent or buy a home.

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  • First-Time Home Buyer Incentive: What you need to know

    First-Time Home Buyer Incentive: What you need to know

    The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive was introduced by the federal government in 2019 to help make housing more affordable. Learn how it can benefit you.

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  • What physicians need to know about owning U.S. property

    What physicians need to know about owning U.S. property

    Canadians who own investment property in the U.S. may have to pay U.S. estate taxes.

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  • Before you buy a home: 5 questions for new physicians

    Before you buy a home: 5 questions for new physicians

    If you’re a new physician thinking of buying a home, here are some things to consider. When should you buy? What is your debt level? How much can you afford?

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  • U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Powell: There isn't a strong case to move interest rates

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Powell: There isn't a strong case to move interest rates

    The U.S. Federal Reserve kept its key target rate the same and lowered expectations of a rate change in the future. Markets react negatively to the news.

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  • New mortgage rules reduce what you can borrow

    New mortgage rules reduce what you can borrow

    The federal government has been tightening mortgage rules to try to limit how much debt Canadians take on. Learn more about how the new mortgage stress test may affect how much you can borrow.

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  • So you want to be a landlord?

    So you want to be a landlord?

    This article describes the advantages and disadvantages of owning a rental property and tips for buying a rental property.

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  • From start to finish: A checklist for buying your home

    From start to finish: A checklist for buying your home

    There are many factors to consider when thinking about buying a home, including, of course, the location of your practice or residency. The following checklist will help you determine your needs...

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  • How to finance your first home purchase

    How to finance your first home purchase

    Learn about your mortgage options, how much you can borrow and how much down payment you need

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  • Get the most out of your home financing solution

    Get the most out of your home financing solution

    When it comes to choosing your mortgage, it’s important to seek objective advice to ensure you make the right borrowing decision and pay off your debt sooner. Choosing the home you love can be an...

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