5 Approval Roadblocks.

General Robyn Bella 15 Jun

When in the process of buying a home, there is nothing worse than having your mortgage broker or lawyer call and say “there is a problem”. If you have found your dream home and negotiated a fair price, which was accepted, and you have supplied all the documentation to your broker, you probably assume everything […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Stay in the Home You Love as You Age.

General Robyn Bella 12 Apr

According to a report by Mustel Group and Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, 86% of Canadian baby boomers and older homeowners want to live in their home for as long as possible. However, given the challenges associated with aging – such as reduced mobility and memory loss – many question whether they may be better off in […]

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5 Expenses Most Canadians Don’t Expect in Retirement.

General Robyn Bella 19 Mar

According to a recent CIBC poll, nearly half (48%) of retired Canadians stopped working sooner than they expected. The result is that many retirees have saved less for retirement than they planned, making unexpected expenses all the more stressful once the income tap has run dry. But you know what they say, preparation is the best protection […]

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How Banks are Working to Keep Your Data Safe.

General Robyn Bella 10 Mar

The breakneck pace of technological change has fundamentally affected the way industries operate and innovate, and banking is no exception. Accessing financial services online has been the norm for years now, with an overwhelming majority of the population using digital channels for most banking transactions. The infrastructure that makes all of this possible, routinely processes […]

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Ultimate Checklist for Selling Your Home.

General Robyn Bella 26 Feb

Selling your home can be an extremely stressful experience. Between thinking about moving logistics and financials, it’s easy to miss the small details in between the process. With that in mind, we’ve built this checklist for selling your home to help you keep track of the things that will get a potential buyer interested. Turns […]

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The Top 7 Misconceptions About Reverse Mortgages.

General Robyn Bella 24 Feb

How much do you really know about reverse mortgages? Maybe you know that reverse mortgages can help Canadians 55+ access the equity in their home, tax-free. Maybe you know that tens of thousands of Canadians are using a reverse mortgage as part of their financial plan. But did you know that there are 7 common […]

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What will the real estate industry look like in 2021?

General Robyn Bella 11 Feb

If there is one word that defines life in 2021, that word is change. How much and for how long is uncertain. And while some changes may be temporary, many may be here to stay. How will all of this change impact the real estate industry? Some key trends have emerged that bear closer scrutiny. […]

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6 Important Questions to Ask Before a Big Home Renovation.

General Robyn Bella 10 Feb

So you want to make a major home renovation. Congratulations! Now, you’ve got to find the right contractor for the job. While doing a thorough online search or asking family and friends is an important first step, once you find a potential contractor, it’s time to start treating the process like a job interview. Being […]

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