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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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…

Building Your Own Home? Here’s How Construction Mortgages Work!

By Sean Cooper February 24, 2014

Why buy a home when you can build one yourself? Building a home is a dream for a lot of Canadian families. Building your own…

Why A Mortgage Vacation Might Be the Most Expensive Vacation You’ll Ever Take

By Sean Cooper January 31, 2014

Who doesn’t enjoy a nice, relaxing vacation? When you hear “mortgage vacation,” you probably imagine yourself lying on the beach, sipping on umbrella drinks. Although…

Top Renovations to Increase Rental Income

By Sean Cooper December 12, 2013

Renovations aren’t just about increasing the resale value of your home – with the right renovations you can bring in even more rental income on…

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