Frank Salvatore

Introducing BetterBox

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

What is BetterBox? BetterBox is the convenient, cost effective, eco-friendly, and stress-free alternative to cardboard boxes. We deliver plastic moving boxes to the clients door and pick them up from their new home when they are done! BetterBoxes vs. Cardboard BetterBoxes are: 1. Stackable 2. Durable 3. Convenient 4. Cost-Effective 5. Eco-Friendly How does it work? […]

Hamilton has turned the corner, says Bratina

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

BRATINA Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina believes Hamilton’s defining characteristic is now one of ‘opportunity’. John Rennison/The Hamilton Spectator Mayor Bob Bratina believes Hamilton’s defining characteristic is now one of “opportunity.”  He painted a picture at the Chamber of Commerce annual mayor’s breakfast Monday of a Hamilton overflowing with promise and prosperity. “The economy of Hamilton […]

Government Housing Policies are Adding to Risks for the Economy

October 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2011 /CNW/ – A report by noted housing economist Will Dunning, entitled Restricted Land Supply and Rising Housing Costs in the GTA, concludes that government-imposed costs and constraints on land supply have caused both the prices of new housing and the level of economic risk to rise.

Speaking of Money….It’s Financial Planning Week

October 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2011 /CNW/ – October 17-23 is Canada’s third annual Financial Planning Week and as part of its campaign to get more Canadians engaged in their financial wellbeing, Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC®) hit the streets to hear what Canadians are saying about money.

The mortgage pre-approval

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Are you looking to own real estate in Hamilton?  Getting a pre-approval from a lender makes it easier for you to find the home you want within your price range. However, getting pre-approved does not guarantee you’ll get the mortgage. It is simply a certificate saying that through a quick calculation of your finances, the […]

Canada’s new mortgage rules and Hamilton Real Estate

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The recent mortgage changes by the Ministry of Finance’s Jim Flaherty came about because the government and the Bank of Canada are concerned about the record levels of household debt. For every $1 in savings, Canadians owe $1.50 and mortgage debt is up around $1 trillion. The Bank of Canada recently warned that debt levels […]

Mortgage Default and Title Insurance

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Mortgage Default Insurance There are a lot of things to consider when buying real estate in Hamilton, in particular mortgage options and mortgage insurance.  Your real estate broker can recommend a mortgage broker but before you speak with them here is some information on mortgage insurance. Mortgage default insurance is the security for the lender […]

Canada Leading the Way in Global Economic Recovery: Desjardins

July 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

According to a new study released by the Desjardins Economic Studies team some industrialized countries are displaying signs of economic weakness, but the report indicates that this is not necessarily a trend.

Hamilton Named Top City in Ontario to Invest

May 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hamilton has become the “top place to invest in Ontario”, according to a release from Calgary based Real Estate Investment Network of Canada. In addition to this honour, REIN also named Hamilton the #3 place in all of Canada to invest.

The Canadian resale housing market holds steady in March

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Existing home sales in unit terms were essentially unchanged in March, up only 0.1% in seasonally adjusted terms versus February. It seems that purchasers looking to buy ahead of the March 18th change to mortgage rules did so earlier in the year, raising first quarter home sales 4.5% higher than Q4.

Frank Salvatore