4 unique storage ideas to free up space in your condo

Living in a condo has a ton of perks. But, in many instances, you pay for those amenities by sacrificing space. A shortage of storage space yields to creativity. By getting crafty, you can free up space in your condo.

Follow along with with our list of unique storage ideas to put your belongings in their place and make your apartment feel more spacious.

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I’m a first time home buyer... HELP!

First time home buyers often struggle to get their first foot onto the property ladder. Whether it's high house prices, lack of budgeting experience, or poor credit history, there are lots of hurdles to overcome when you're starting out in the world of real estate. While things might seem difficult during the early days, it's important to remember that everyone has to start somewhere. Let's take a look at the practical steps you need to take to increase your chances of mortgage approval and allow your dreams of home ownership to come true.  

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Retiring in Canada - everything you need to know

You've worked hard, saved some money, and now it's time to enjoy your retirement. If you're looking for a new place to live during your senior years, there are lots of issues to consider. From healthcare and infrastructure through to cost of living and freedom, it's important to do your research and compare locations carefully. Whether you already live in Canada or want to make the jump across the border, the Great White North offers fantastic opportunities for people during their retirement years.

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Smart lighting decoration tips for making a small condo appear bigger

Condos (condominiums) are individually-owned properties located in a shared building or community. Typically, tenants share certain areas, such as gyms, rec rooms, garages, yards, etc. while being sole owners of their residence.

One of the biggest disadvantages of condos is their size – on average, a small condo may be around 550 square feet. However, even a 1000-square-foot condo can be small for big families or individuals who’ve moved out from a house.

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Buying a home in Canada: a complete guide

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, so it’s important to get it right. While so many people muddle their way through this process, you can save time, money, and stress if you do your homework first. From the early stages of setting a budget and researching your mortgage options through to house hunting and negotiation - let’s take a look at all of the steps you’ll need to take when buying a home in Canada.

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Understanding how mortgage rates work

Mortgage interest rates are calculated by banks and other lenders in accordance with central bank rates and competitive conditions. In the United States, the Federal Reserve is given the responsibility of setting rates in order to maintain economic stability. The situation in Canada is similar, with the Bank of Canada (BoC) setting the prime interest rate in order to meet its monetary policy objectives.

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