We Need to Start Hating Debt Again

Here is an incredible TEDx Talk from Preet Banerjee at the TEDxUTSC. Although it was originally shared in February of 2013, the principles remain the same. As a society we are very comfortable with debt. Preet outlines just how much this comfort is costing us in real...
First Time Home-Buyers’ Tax Credit

First Time Home-Buyers’ Tax Credit

Everything You Need to Know! Have you heard about a First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit, but aren’t sure what it is or if you qualify? You are in the right place! The Government of Canada recently published this video on their website to explain the First Time...

Buying a Home for Immediate Family

Buying a home for immediate family with less than 20% downpayment can be a challenge. However Genworth; a Canadian mortgage default insurance provider, has a program that benefits those families who haven’t been able to save a full down payment on their second...
What is Mortgage Default Insurance?

What is Mortgage Default Insurance?

Mortgage Insurance 101. As part of the home buying process, you will hear the term mortgage insurance used a lot, especially if you are applying for a mortgage with a downpayment less than 20% of the purchase price. In Canada there are currently 3 mortgage insurers:...

The Purpose of Property Assessments [Video]

Have you ever wondered why we pay property taxes or how “they” decide who pays what? This video by BC Assessment explains the purpose of property taxes, and how they benefit everyone! Enjoy! Transcript: This is Milltown a typical town with typical...

BC Property Assessment by Region [Video]

This is the 2016 British Columbia property assessment overview. Prepared for you by us, BC Assessment, your trusted go-to source for property information. 2016 property assessments are based on property values as of July 1st, 2015. So if you own property in BC, your...