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Housing: Rent to Own

There is middle ground between renting and buying a home. Every now and then, developers or builders offer a rent-to-own option. As with any home you decide to buy, you should always look at the fine print, run the numbers and get a second…

Green Homes

By Pankaj Tripathi Green choices, are decisions which are friendly to the environment, lead to savings, good health and prosperity for one and all. These choices range from minor lifestyle changes like drinking coffee in ceramic mugs and…

Buying a Home – a Valuable Investment

Alison Strimas is Vice President (Retail Lending Services) Philip Moniz is Senior Manager (Retail Lending Services) at Scotiabank As in most countries, owning your own property is a valuable investment -in Canada the real estate market has…

Bring Your Family to Your New Home

Shortly after becoming permanent residents of Canada, our clients turn their attention to the issue of family sponsorships. Whether it be for elderly parents who are now alone in their country of nationality, or younger siblings who are…

Housing: The Three Rules of Real Estate

How far away are you from your dream of owning your own home? The answer to that question depends on many things, the most important ones being your household income, your savings, what kind of house you need or want and what part of Canada…

Buying A Home And The Law

Gordon Crann and Alan Redway, Q.C. are lawyers with Redway & Butler LLP, Barristers & Solicitors. They provide legal advice and assistance in all areas of the law, except criminal law. Alan is a former Federal Housing Minister, MP…

Getting a Mortgage

By David Nickle Owning a home is a dream for many Canadians, and it is one for many new Canadians too. But buying a home is not easy.