Buying pre-construction? Your deposit is protected

31 May 2019
RLP Meadowtowne
Buying pre-construction? Your deposit is protected

Is this the year you plan to take that bold leap and buy a new-build house or condominium unit? Prices on new homes have gone up in recent years, and so have deposits. But there are two pieces of good news.


Buying a new home? Beware of mortgage fraud

01 May 2019
RLP Meadowtowne
Buying a new home? Beware of mortgage fraud

Purchasing a new home is a big milestone that’s typically full of happy moments – from picking out new furniture and décor to discovering all the interesting spots in your new neighbourhood.


Rich in bricks but strapped for cash? How to own a home without being house poor

26 April 2019
RLP Meadowtowne
Rich in bricks but strapped for cash? How to own a home without being house poor

The term “house poor” is likely one we’re familiar with as Canadians. Given the ever-changing housing market, it’s something you may even have identified with. But what does it really mean? And how can we avoid it?


Sold a home? Know your tax obligations

11 March 2019
RLP Meadowtowne
Sold a home? Know your tax obligations

When you sell your home (or principal residence) you usually don’t have to pay tax on any profit from the sale. But what you might not know is that even if you are entitled to the principal residence exemption, you need to report the sale on your income tax and benefit return. This became mandatory in 2016.


Don’t let ice damming damage your home

26 February 2019
RLP Meadowtowne
Don’t let ice damming damage your home

As winter winds down and the warmer weather starts melting the snow on your roof, be aware of the potential threat of ice damming, which can cause damage to both the exterior and interior of your home.