Gail Johnson | Pay Day Lisa D’Souza and her husband recently bought their own place. The B.C. mortgage consultant admits that becoming a home owner for the first time is a roller-coaster ride. “I’m excited, proud and a little scared,” says D’Souza, who now calls Port Moody...

School is back in session and mornings are crisp, making this a great month for tackling home projects. By Anne Erickson of MSN Real Estate Ever wake up in early September and notice that the air smells different? School begins, days get shorter, and a sense of responsibility begins to...

National Post Louise Egan, Reuters | 13/08/27 KINGSTON, Ontario — Eventual removal by the U.S. Federal Reserve of its massive stimulus program should be seen positively, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor John Murray said on Tuesday, responding to critics who say it will cause damage around the...

GoldenGirlFinance.com | GoldenGirlFinance.com – Mon, 24 Jun, 2013 It’s cute, it’s got character and you’re ready to fall in love. Fixer upper homes, despite all their flaws, can still sweep home buyers off their feet. We see potential. We see profit. What we often don’t see is that...

By Kimberly Palmer | U.S.News & World Report LP  First-time homebuyers can get easily side-tracked by fixable "problems," like an unappealing paint color, and they often overlook hidden costs of home ownership like maintenance expenses. Such rookie errors are hardly their own fault, since they lack...

Several of Canada’s big banks inch up their mortgage rates, which experts say is likely the start of a slow upward trend. Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew Business Reporter, Published on Fri Jun 21 2013 The recent increase in mortgage rates by several of Canada’s big banks is likely...

By Kimberly Palmer | U.S.News & World Report LP –  Summer can be a big season for splurges, including escapes to the beach, a new set of wheels or even a new home. If you're trying to decide which of these purchases you might be able to...

A new collaborative report by Google and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has uncovered some interesting trends and insights into the ways digital media is used in the home buying process. One of the most eye-catching statistics included in the report is that 90 percent...

Derek Raymaker Special to The Globe and Mail Friday, May. 03 2013, It’s been a lot of hard work, but you are finally ready to join the ranks of the home-owning class. You’ve paid off your debts, socked away enough money for a decent down payment, trolled...