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home buying Tag

When you are preparing to purchase a new home, you will be introduced to plenty of new jargon related to your mortgage. Purchase Plus Improvement is one of the important ones - because understanding this term could end up saving you lots of money in...

If you have recently bought your first home -- congratulations! It is a milestone worth celebrating and one that may have been a number of years in the making while you saved up your down payment and searched for the perfect place. Now that you...

Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the plunge into homeownership and purchase your first home. Now, you have all the excitement of house-hunting and finding your perfect home to look forward to! However, there are some bumps you may encounter along the way if you aren’t...

Your relationship with your mortgage broker does not just cover the purchasing of your first home. If you have a good relationship with your mortgage broker, it should exist for the entirety of your adult home-buying life. Purchasing a home can be an overwhelming and...

The mortgage world can be a tricky one to enter. As interest rates keep fluctuating and qualifying rules keep changing, you can be left feeling thoroughly confused and overwhelmed. Don’t worry! Our expert team of Capital Mortgages agents and brokers are here to help. Have...

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us. No doubt you have a long list of gifts to buy for all the important people in your life. If some of those people are new homeowners, they will likely be looking forward...

Ottawa is truly beautiful in the fall. The leaves on the trees turn from green to breathtaking shades of russet, ochre and crimson, while the crisp fall air provides a refreshing change from the humidity of summer. Fall is a time of transition, and this...

There are a number of energy-saving methods and behaviours that can easily be implemented within your home environment. The benefits of these are twofold: they will save you money on utilities and will help to protect the environment. Whatever drives your decision to start reducing...

Are you a newcomer to Ottawa? Welcome! We love this city, and are pretty certain you will love it too. Whether you enjoy adventuring outdoors or prefer to stay within city limits, Ottawa has something fun to offer everyone. If you haven’t visited our fair...

This month we're continuing our exciting new online series in order to help you get to know our team of brokers! By hearing stories from our brokers in their own words, we hope to give you an insight into the real people behind our dedicated...

  Spring is upon us, and with the fresh spring air (and hint of warmer weather) typically comes the cleaning bug. Is your goal to clean smarter this year? Throw open those windows, turn on your fans and use these brilliant tips to tackle spring cleaning...

If you are buying your first home, congratulations! This is an exciting milestone in your life, but it can also be a stressful one. Buying a home will likely be the most expensive purchase you will ever make and securing financing to make the transaction...

Contrary to all those myths you come across online, saving money requires tremendous amounts of self-control and sacrifice. There might take a couple of easy fixes that can save you a couple of hundred dollars, but there’s no easy shortcut to save thousands of dollars....

Your power or hydro bill can be a huge monthly expense. Unfortunately, there is no getting away with not paying this type of bill. If you are trying to stop wasting your hard earned cash on power bills, here are a few ways to save...

Thinking of buying a home in today's economy? While recent predictions on the state of the Canadian housing market are not exactly promising, there is good evidence that now is a good a time as any to start shopping for a home. International economists say...

Buying a new home during winter season can be the best choice although the real estate market wisdom says that summer and spring are the prime house hunting seasons. The reason behind this wisdom is that it is easy to go house hunting during these...