Investing Basics

Investing Basics (175)

Investing basics for the new investor.

How to Winterize Your Rental Property

Regardless of which part of the country we live in, the vast majority of Canadians cannot ignore the onset of winter. The sharply declining temperatures, the howling wind and falling snow can wreak havoc on…

What is Mortgage Insurance and Do You Need It?

Chances are, you’re using a bank-backed mortgage to buy your investment property. When it comes time to close your real estate transaction, you’ll face several choices. You’ll likely have to decide what lending products you…

Have You Tested Your Rental for Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring, odourless, invisible gas posing significant health risks. Radon forms when uranium—a ubiquitous natural element found in soil, rocks and sediment—begins to decay. As the uranium decays, some of its toxic…