3 tips for creating more space–no renovations required

Adèle Manseau | Desjardins Group At some point, we all find ourselves with a shortage of storage space, even when our homes aren’t crammed with furniture and decor. Before taking on huge renovations, why not first recreate your living space?  Create illusion There’s nothing like a strategically placed mirror to make a room look bigger.…

3 things to consider before renewing your mortgage

Marie-Christine Daignault | Desjardins group  Everyone wants to get the best mortgage financing offer. Does that mean getting the lowest rate, the longest term or the smallest payment? The best strategy for one person isn’t necessarily right for another.  Mortgage renewal is the perfect time to reorganize your finances based on your life goals. Your…

4 myths about loan insurance for your mortgage

Adèle Manseau | Desjardins Group You’re getting ready to make the biggest purchase of your life and you’ve got a lot on your mind. There are so many questions–should you insure your mortgage? Is it really necessary? What’s the best way to go? According to Étienne Martel-Octeau, a Desjardins specialist on loan insurance, those are…

Mortgages: 3 myths that deter first-time buyers

Marie-Christine Daignault | Desjardins Group Thinking of buying your first home but worried about making such a big commitment? We address 3 concerns shared by first-time buyers.  Young people can’t afford to buy a house anymore.  When the Government of Canada tightened mortgage requirements last fall, it was all over the news. House prices have evened…