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Don’t Spend It All in One Place: Keeping Your Credit Clean Before You Try to Buy

This week in nobul news: where you should be forwarding your complaints about your real estate agent; getting smart this holiday-shopping season – especially if you’re planning on buying a house next year; and, how do some businesses manage to thrive in a perpetually shaky real estate market? Read all about the real estate news affecting you.

Got a problem?

How does the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) actually manage, and follow through on, complaints about its salespeople? We’ve all heard agent horror stories. What you should know if / when the times come to make your own claims.

[Toronto Star]

A fair share

Not all mortgages are created equal. Nowadays, banks would rather lend to someone who has put down very little in the way of a down payment but had their loan guaranteed by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). How do you feel about this?

[Financial Times]

All the world’s a stage

A softer housing market is not necessarily a bad thing. Businesses related to home buying and selling, like professional home staging, often manage to thrive despite (or because of) major fluctuations in the real estate industry. Can you relate?

[CTV News]

Credit crunch

It’s that time of year! We’re all busy shopping and, likely, ignoring the effects our spending has on our overall credit ratings. Is there a better way to monitor and improve our scores without turning into a Scrooge this season?


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