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Special Feature with DLC Economist Dr. Sherry Cooper

Special Feature with DLC Economist Dr. Sherry Cooper

A rare opportunity from Chief Economist Dr. Sherry Cooper of Dominion Lending Centres, sharing her outlook on inflation, interest rates, world events, and the housing market. Watch the full video 👇

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How to Increase Happiness

Category: First Time Buyer,

From Upworthy, but I really liked it 🙂 Shawn Achor studied happiness at Harvard. When he tells people this, they say: “Shawn, why do you waste your time studying happiness at Harvard? Seriously, what does...

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American Rate Changes Impact Canada

Category: First Time Buyer,

**I wrote this part before the SVB bank (plus others) collapse of from March 9-10. I’m not sure how this situation will play out yet. It’s entirely possible that we’re looking at no rate hikes in the...

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No Rate change & Eitan’s Economic Summary

Category: Education and Learning,

No Rate Changes: The Bank of Canada kept their overnight (Bank of Canada Prime) rate at 4.5%. This means that the Bank Prime rate is 6.70%. *For some TD Bank variable rate mortgage holders, the TD Mortgage Prime is 6.85%....

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Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) In the Housing Market

Category: First Time Buyer,

Home prices in Vancouver have increased for the 6th month in a row. Wait, what?! Prices are increasing again? Even as rates are increasing? In 2021 we had some of the biggest increases to house prices,...

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Eitan’s Coffee: Not Too Hot… Not Too Cold…

Category: First Time Buyer,

If the coffee gets too cold, we could put a few logs on the fire to increase the heat. If the fire gets too hot and the coffee is in danger of burning, we could...

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0.25% Increase & Eitan’s Economic Summary

Category: First Time Buyer,

Today, the BoC increased rates +0.25% due to (1) higher-than-expected growth in Canada’s economy, and (2) to monetary policy that is not yet restrictive enough to bring inflation down.(Rates have increased to where we were in 2007). Here are...

Real estate lawyer Khushhal Baines explains the real estate conveyance process, why it’s important, and what home buyers can do to prepare. Read Article

How Does Real Estate Conveyance Work? 9 Questions Answered

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Real estate lawyer Khushhal Baines explains the real estate conveyance process, why it’s important, and what home buyers can do to prepare.

Get informed about Downtown Vancouver’s condo market by reading or watching this interview with Realtor Ben Kay. 6 big questions answered! Read Article

Read This Blog Before Buying a Condo in Downtown Vancouver

Category: First Time Buyer,

Get informed about Downtown Vancouver’s condo market by reading or watching this interview with Realtor Ben Kay. 6 big questions answered!

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5 Things You Need to Know About General Contractors

Category: First Time Buyer,

Understand how general contractors work, how you can upgrade the value of your home, & access government grants. 5 common questions answered

Get informed about monoline lenders and increase your mortgage options. Understand non-bank lenders and make better borrowing decisions. Read Article

What is a Monoline Lender? Five Questions Answered

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Get informed about monoline lenders and increase your mortgage options. Understand non-bank lenders and make better borrowing decisions.