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Real Estate: Four Features of Profitable Rental Property in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

Real Estate: Four Features of Profitable Rental Property in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

October 17, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Investing in real estate can be a frightening task for a first-time buyer. While the rewards can be huge, there are also a number of risks that you will need to consider. However, if you know what to ... [read more]

Five Surefire Ways to Ensure You are ready to Buy a Home as a Recent College Graduate in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

Five Surefire Ways to Ensure You are ready to Buy a Home as a Recent College Graduate in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

October 3, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

If you are a recent college graduate, you might think that buying a home is still many years off, but that's not necessarily the case. If you dream of homeownership, even as a young adult, there may b ... [read more]

Should You Get a Shorter-Term Mortgage, Make Extra Payments, or Something Else in Mississauga and Barrie, ON?

Should You Get a Shorter-Term Mortgage, Make Extra Payments, or Something Else in Mississauga and Barrie, ON?

September 19, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

When getting a home mortgage, if you can afford higher payments, often the option of a 15-year loan instead of one of 30 years is an option.  It can be an enticing idea to know that you'll be fre ... [read more]

Four Home Renovation Projects That Will Boost the Value of Your House in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

Four Home Renovation Projects That Will Boost the Value of Your House in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

September 5, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Whether you are planning on selling your home in the near future, or if you intend to stay for a long time to come, a renovation can be a great way to boost the overall appearance, utility, and value ... [read more]

5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

August 15, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

You've put your house on the market, and you're ready to start spending all the money you know you'll make from the sale. There's only one problem. Your house isn't selling. After trying to figur ... [read more]

The Differences Between a Credit Freeze and Credit Lock, and How They Can Protect You from Identity Theft in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

The Differences Between a Credit Freeze and Credit Lock, and How They Can Protect You from Identity Theft in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

August 1, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

From your full name, to your address, to your social security number - almost every detail about you is stored in a database somewhere. This information floats around in digital clouds and servers, al ... [read more]

House Flipping 101: How to Prevent Injuries During Demolition Days in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

House Flipping 101: How to Prevent Injuries During Demolition Days in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

July 20, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Demolition days are a major perk for those engaging in house flipping. You get to smash kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and living rooms to smithereens as you demolish the interior of the home you're ... [read more]

Real Estate: How to Refinance a Mortgage with a Bad Credit Score in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

Real Estate: How to Refinance a Mortgage with a Bad Credit Score in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

July 4, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

There are many excellent reasons a homeowner may look into refinancing their mortgage. To refinance means to replace your current mortgage with a new one, almost always with a lower interest rate. For ... [read more]

6 Home Renovations That Will Increase Your Home's Value in and around the Mississauga and Barrie areas

6 Home Renovations That Will Increase Your Home's Value in and around the Mississauga and Barrie areas

June 20, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Home renovations can be an expensive and time-consuming commitment, and whether you plan on staying put for the long haul or flipping the house right away, it's worth knowing which renovation projects ... [read more]

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community in Mississauga and Barrie

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community in Mississauga and Barrie

June 6, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction is moving to one of the over-55 communities that ar ... [read more]

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