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Canada’s Top Ten Most Affordable and Top Ten Least Affordable Cities for 2024

Canada’s Top Ten Most Affordable and Top Ten Least Affordable Cities for 2024

In a continuing trend, British Columbia is still the least affordable region in Canada to live in, led by Vancouver and Victoria. Vancouver is the least affordable city among major international housing markets, trailing only Hong Kong. The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey considers affordability based on a “median multiple”. The median is the middle point in

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How To Save for a Down Payment

How To Save for a Down Payment

A common problem many soon-to-be home buyers have is that they have the will to buy, but not the means. If you’re looking to buy but don’t have enough saved up for a down payment, try these tips that are sure to help grow your bank account. Remember, these changes don’t have to be forever,

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Your Notice of Assessment Is The Most Important Paper You Get Each Year. 

Your Notice of Assessment Is The Most Important Paper You Get Each Year. 

Do you know where your last Notice of Assessment (NOA) is filed? If you are like most Canadians, you either stuffed it in the back of a drawer somewhere or recycled it after you checked the amount of your tax refund. Here are 5 reasons you should keep track of it:  If you cannot locate

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How To Budget for Your First Home

How To Budget for Your First Home

Planning and adhering to a budget is one of the most challenging tasks for people when it comes to their personal finances. Knowing what you can reasonably afford each month becomes even more crucial when you’re purchasing your first house because it’s probably the biggest purchase you’ve ever made. If you are currently renting, a

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