Real Estate

Avoid Top Ten Mistakes Made by Real Estate Investors

Real estate investment is perhaps one of the most lucrative forms of investment today. But it is also equally risk bound especially when one is not well versed with the trends and nuances of the real estate market. So if you are contemplating on investing in real estate, it is best to avoid costly mistakes in real estate investment …

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The Truth about Mortgage Rates

The best rumors have the longest staying power, and the untruths about the connection between Bank of Canada interest rate cuts and mortgage rates is a prime example. Why? Well, though Bank of Canada interest rate cuts do affect the financial industry, they do not affect every segment of the financial sector; some segments are directly affected, …

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The Flexibility you Need: Benefits of Home Equity Lines of Credit

You may wonder what the differences between home equity loans and home equity lines of credit are. Home Equity When you have a mortgage on your home but the value of the property exceeds the amount owed, the difference between the outstanding debt and the property value is referred as Home Equity. This remaining property value can be used to guarantee …

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Baby Boomers Will Drive Real Estate Growth

Baby boomers, baby boomers, baby boomers; we all hear this term over and over again. So who are the baby boomers? Baby boomers are people in the United States who were born between 1946 and 1964. Approximately 78.2 million people fall into this category. As a group, baby boomers comprise the largest population cohort in …

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Dazed and Confused: What Kind of Private Mortgage Insurance (pmi) Should You Choose?

So, you’re putting less than a 20% down payment on the house you are buying and you are getting a conventional loan. Your lender has given you the option of paying a monthly private mortgage insurance (PMI) premium or offering you a higher rate where the lender pays it, known as lender paid mortgage insurance (LPMI). …

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