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Housing affordability: What happens when lower home prices take on higher borrowing costs?

Borrowing costs are increasing as Canada experiences the fastest...

Housing affordability: What happens when lower home prices take on higher borrowing costs?
A hallway's exit sign that illustrates a home buyer's decision to break out of a real estate deal

Real Estate

What happens when a buyer backs out of a real estate deal?

Signing a purchase agreement and then failing to close...

What happens when a buyer backs out of a real estate deal?
A couple are looking at a photo book, as they clear up the home of a family member. They're also at the stage of wondering the next steps, including who will pay for the mortgage

Estate Planning

Is the family responsible to pay the mortgage for a loved one who has passed away?

When a home owner dies with money owing on...

Is the family responsible to pay the mortgage for a loved one who has passed away?
A man doing acrobatics to symbolize the balance needed to calm inflation and a recession.

Investing

Making sense of the markets this week: August 7

Do earnings matter in 2022? Will Canada follow the...

Making sense of the markets this week: August 7

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A woman is sitting in a lawyer's office reading a power of attorney document, and she is wondering what the fees are for a POA in Ontario.

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Are fees payable for acting as a power of attorney?

Can you be paid for a role as an...

Are fees payable for acting as a power of attorney?
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Investing

Making sense of the markets this week: July 10

The worst start for markets since 1962, rate-hike fears,...

Making sense of the markets this week: July 10
A woman in her 80s is sitting on her couch at home, removing her glasses, as she is thinking about selling her home or get a reverse mortgage.

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Should I sell and rent or get a reverse mortgage?

What to consider before selling your home or getting...

Should I sell and rent or get a reverse mortgage?
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How to save on capital gains tax when selling a rental property

A reader wonders if he should buy his parents’...

How to save on capital gains tax when selling a rental property

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Capital gains when selling property to family

If you sell a property to a relative for...

Capital gains when selling property to family

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