Moving to the suburbs or the city?


Maybe your current place is feeling just a little bit too small. Maybe you’re tired of car alarms going off at all hours of the night and noisy neighbours and paying way too much money in rent or for your mortgage. On the flip side, maybe you’re tired of the long commute to work and back every day. Maybe you find the cookie cutter houses on every suburban street depressing. If you’re seriously considering moving from the city into the suburbs (or vice versa), there are a few things you should ask yourself first.

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Home Buying Superstitions from Around the World

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Did you know that it’s bad luck to bring an old broom into a new house? According to those who believe in the superstition, you bring all of your baggage and bad luck with you from your old home into your new one rather than getting a fresh start. While the new broom superstition is most common home buying superstition in the United States, it’s far from the only one of its type.

While we mainly focus on practical tips and advice on this blog, we thought it would be fun to share some of the most common home buying superstitions from around the world for those preparing to go house hunting. So if you’re in the market for a new home, you might want to give this list a quick skim first before signing any mortgage papers.

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Mortgage FAQs


Buying your first home is a big deal. You’ve got your eyes on some properties, you know how much you can afford to pay each month, and you’ve already dog-eared at least fifteen different pages in the furniture section of the Ikea Catalogue. You’ve gone to your bank and been pre-approved for a mortgage loan so you know just how much money you’ll be allowed to borrow. But there’s still some key information you feel like you’re missing. What’s the next step?

Let’s start with the down payment.

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