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Housing: Is It Your Time to Buy a Home?

Miguel Letelier bought his first home in 1992 in Montreal. He was in his mid-twenties, had arrived seven years earlier from Chile, and his girlfriend at the time insisted they buy a condo together. He wasn’t thrilled with the idea, because…

Housing for less

by Kaziwa Salih If you are by yourself or with a big family when you arrive in Canada, you may find that rents or housing costs are much higher than in the country you came from. Paying the rent can quickly become a big concern – especially…

Choosing a Place to Rent

Choosing a place to rent is a big decision for anyone. But, when you are a newcomer to Canada, the challenge is even bigger. According to a survey released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the vacancy rates in Ontario increased…

Good night!

By Gilda Spitz Fully one-third of your life is spent sleeping. You owe it to yourself to make sleep healthy and enjoyable – Sleep Country Canada But where do you start? If you are in the market for a mattress, the choices can be…

Housing: Choosing a Place to Rent

by Ranjeet Chugh Choosing a place to rent is a big decision for anyone. But, when you are a newcomer to Canada, the challenge is even bigger. According to HRSDC’s Indicators of Well-Being in Canada, the vacancy rates across Canada have…

Home, Sweet (and Safe) Home

by Bryan Spitz It’s a nightmare: there’s a fire in your home, and you don’t have a plan for getting out. Or your residence is robbed, and you’ve lost everything you’ve worked for here in Canada. In Toronto, there are more than one million…

Buying a home in Canada

Buying a home is an exciting experience that can be both rewarding and challenging – and potentially even more challenging for someone who is new to Canada. If you are a newcomer to Canada, and you are thinking about becoming a homeowner,…

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

Francisco Garzón is a certified real estate investment consultant by RECO (Real Estate Council of Ontario), and currently works as Sales Representative for Royal LePage, a leading Canadian real estate company. He is also member of the…