Real Estate Blog for Buyers & Sellers

  • February 28, 2024
  • Melissa Berrigan

Decorating Your New Home on a Budget

If you're considering purchasing a new home, you may encounter an unexpected problem. Your old decor doesn't suit your new space. This mismatch be...

  • February 10, 2024
  • Melissa Berrigan

Managing Your Mortgage Renewal in a High-Rate Environment

Hello homeowners. With interest rates higher than they have been in many years, many of you might be anxious about your upcoming mortgage renewal. I...

  • January 24, 2024
  • Melissa Berrigan

Bank of Canada maintains policy rate, continues quantitative tightening

The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at 5%, with the Bank Rate at 5.25% and the deposit rate at 5%. The Bank is continuing ...

  • January 10, 2024
  • Melissa Berrigan

The Facts About Real Estate Fees

Understanding the various fees in the Canadian real estate market may seem complicated, but with a little knowledge, you can navigate the proc...

  • December 19, 2023
  • Melissa Berrigan

Navigating High Interest Rates: Strategies for New Home Buyers Across Canada

Introduction In today's economic landscape, we're seeing a trend that can be quite intimidating for anyone looking to step into the world of home own...

  • December 14, 2023
  • Melissa Berrigan

Navigating Your Mortgage: Practical Tips from the Experts

Managing a mortgage is a journey that requires careful navigation. Mortgage brokers understand the challenges and uncertainties homeowners face w...

  • December 6, 2023
  • Melissa Berrigan

Bank of Canada maintains policy rate, continues quantitative tightening

The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at 5%, with the Bank Rate at 5.25% and the deposit rate at 5%. The Bank is continu...

  • December 3, 2023
  • Melissa Berrigan

Navigating the New Normal: How Remote Work is Reshaping the Canadian Mortgage and Real Estate Landscape

In recent years, we've witnessed a seismic shift in our work lives, notably the rise of remote work catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This chang...

  • November 23, 2023
  • Melissa Berrigan

Canada's New Updated Mortgage Charter

The Canadian Mortgage Charter spells out the rights consumers have when they are renegotiating mortgages. It calls on financial institutions to pr...

  • November 15, 2023
  • Melissa Berrigan

Understanding Fixed vs. Variable Rate Mortgages

If you're on the cusp of getting a mortgage, or if you're considering refinancing, you've likely encountered the terms "fixed rate" and "variable ra...