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What is the Difference Between a Home Equity Loan and Refinancing in Mississauga and Barrie, ON?

What is the Difference Between a Home Equity Loan and Refinancing in Mississauga and Barrie, ON?

November 7, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Though most people believe that their home is a great place to live, others see the value in owning a home. It can be a great investment. However, if you are strapped for cash, it can be a source of ... [read more]

3 Smart Ways to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

3 Smart Ways to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

March 6, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

For homeowners across the globe, home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) have become a handy way of tapping into the value of their homes. However, when borrowing money against your home, it is always ... [read more]

Buying Your First Home in Mississauga and Barrie, ON: When Are You REALLY Ready?

Buying Your First Home in Mississauga and Barrie, ON: When Are You REALLY Ready?

January 2, 2019 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Purchasing your first home is the dream of a lifetime and a massive investment toward your future. The process is full of hopes and aspirations but is also a huge commitment to take on. For those who ... [read more]

Buying Your First Home in Mississauga and Barrie, ON: When Are You REALLY Ready

Buying Your First Home in Mississauga and Barrie, ON: When Are You REALLY Ready

December 5, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Purchasing your first home is the dream of a lifetime and a massive investment toward your future. The process is full of hopes and aspirations but is also a huge commitment to take on. For those who ... [read more]

The Pros And Cons Of Reverse Mortgages in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

The Pros And Cons Of Reverse Mortgages in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

November 21, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

No matter how carefully you plan, life can put a dent in your retirement funds. A life-altering accident or illness can turn your life upside down. Dipping into your retirement to meet uncovered expen ... [read more]

3 Lesser-Known Ways to Invest in Real Estate in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

3 Lesser-Known Ways to Invest in Real Estate in Mississauga and Barrie, ON

November 7, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

Investing in real estate has long been a path to wealth-building. Real estate is an asset that can provide both ongoing income and value appreciation, making it attractive to those who seek long- ... [read more]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2018 | Posted by: Richard Allatt

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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: Roar Solutions

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]

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: Roar Solutions

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]

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