Tag: single homeowner

New down payment rule now in effect

If you’re in the market for a new home this spring, a recent change to the rules surrounding insured mortgages might affect you. The new rule came into effect on February 15, 2016 and will affect buyers shopping for homes with price tags over $500,000. Homebuyers will now have to put at least a 10 […]

What you need to know about electrical work in the home

There are certainly a number of home improvement projects that can be accomplished by homeowners – with a little research, some expert advice and smart planning, you can save money and learn a new skill. But it’s so important to recognize your limitations. Electrical work is commonly acknowledged as one of these limitations. Your home […]

Things to think about when buying a home solo

According to a recent study, about 20 per cent of Canadian homebuyers are singles and of that number about 45 per cent are women. In fact, Statistics Canada Census data shows that for the first time ever there are more people living alone in Canada than there are couples with children. Households of one comprise […]