Real Estate

Learn more about everything relating to mortgages, rental property, selling and buying a home. From taking your first mortgage even if you are self-employed (not with a big bank, hopefully), to increasing rental income and managing tenants, to the hidden costs of selling a house in Canada. Learn real estate tips from Million Dollar Journey, one of Canada’s oldest and most detailed Personal Finance blogs.

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Why Mortgage Rates Are Higher On Investment Properties

By LowestRates.ca August 1, 2021

If you’re looking to get into the investment property market these days, you might be a little put off when you start hunting around for…

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Buying a House in Canada – Why I Can’t Wait To NOT Be a Homeowner

By Kyle Prevost July 10, 2021

By the end of the summer I will no longer be a homeowner. In many countries that statement would be a simple matter of personal…

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Investing in Canadian REITs

By Dale Roberts March 6, 2021

Investing in Canadian REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) isn’t for everyone, but by the same token, there are many investors who swear by real estate. …

3 Ways to Find Quality Tenants and Protect Your Rental Property

By Sean Cooper September 26, 2014

I recently celebrated my second year as a proud homeowner and landlord. While being a first-time homeowner has been tough, being a first-time landlord has…

Ending the Mortgage Paydown vs. Investing Debate

By Guest Blogger August 25, 2014

This post is from Mark Seed who runs My Own Advisor. A huge debt can kill your retirement plan.   This is not news.   While servicing…

Why You Should Think Twice about a Mortgage with the Big Banks

By Sean Cooper July 14, 2014

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or you’re renewing your mortgage, it’s important to shop the market for the best mortgage rate. The days of most…

Closing Costs When Selling a Home

By Sean Cooper April 3, 2014

Buying a home today isn’t cheap. Soaring house prices coupled with tighter mortgage rules, has helped make housing a lot less affordable. If you’ve ever…

How to Get a Mortgage If You’re Self-Employed

By Sean Cooper March 13, 2014

Financial reward, independence, and freedom are just a few of the benefits of being self-employed. Faced with a mediocre job market, more Canadians are looking…

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