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Category: Home improvement

Construction mortgages in Ontario

Construction mortgages in Ontario

Many Ontarians on the lookout for the perfect home to settle down in are facing challenges. Whether it’s the property size, the structure, or the location, finding a home that meets all their criteria is much harder than it seems. Many Canadians decide to build their dream home from scratch instead of finding a pre-built home in these cases. However, you might be surprised to learn that aspiring home-builders can also qualify for construction mortgages in Ontario.

kitchen renovations cost

How much does a kitchen renovation cost?

Kitchen remodeling is a fantastic way to spruce up the appeal of your home and add value to its price. So if you’re wondering how much it costs to renovate a kitchen, we have gathered some information that can help you. Here are some factors that affect the overall price of renovating a kitchen.

RESP Rules in Canada

RESP rules in Canada: What you need to know

Ensuring that your child has the funds they need for postsecondary and graduate education can be a big challenge. Through RESP, Canadian parents can make investments that their children can rely on for their future education.

using your rrsp to buy investment property

Using your RRSP for a down payment on investment properties

While using your RRSP to buy an investment property might seem like a great idea, there are many things to consider before cashing out. Keep reading to learn more about why this may not be such a smart move and how Alpine Credits can help you secure better financing.

swimming pool cost

A look at swimming pool costs in Canada

While having a swimming pool installed at your home offers tremendous recreational benefits, it’s not something to rush into. Keep reading as we explore the short and long-term costs of swimming pool installation and maintenance.

heated floor cost

How much do heated floors cost in Canada?

Heated flooring makes for a luxurious addition to any Canadian home, offering a warmth that radiates much more evenly than forced air from an HVAC system. Keep reading to learn about heated floor costs and how Alpine Credits can help you cover them.

rrsp withdrawal rules after retirement

RRSP withdrawal rules after retirement

RRSP withdrawal rules after retirement can be tricky to navigate, especially since they’re constantly changing. In this post, we’ll give you an overview of RRSP rules after retirement, show you how to find quality advice, and discuss alternative sources of cash in case you’d like to let your nest egg grow for a while longer.

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How to get pool financing in Canada

Backyard swimming pools have become very popular home additions in the age of COVID-19. The right pool financing can keep your family safe and active without breaking the bank. Keep reading to learn about loans for pools and how to make a good choice.