For many of us, our yard is an extension of our living space. One of the reasons people choose to live in the West Shore is to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy their property in this way. But landscaping can be costly: how do you create your private oasis?

It’s important to understand the size and scope of your project. Getting some new annuals from the garden centre is different proposition than completely re-doing your backyard to put in a meditation garden. As with any investment in your home, do your research and get some professional quotes for the work.

What better way to express your love for the outdoors than a dedicated property? Whether you’re tired of renting a vacation cottage each year or want to build a family legacy, owning a second home has many benefits.

Does this all sound too good to be true? You can start your outdoor living with as little as a 5% down payment. Find out how.

Did you know that Canadians spend more time planning their vacation than their mortgage?

A mortgage may not be as exciting, but it is something you’ll be living with for years – and if you take the time to figure it out, you may be able to afford to travel more in the future.

Here are several things to consider when deciding whether to travel or invest in your home.