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Are you a homeowner who is looking for a way to supplement your retirement income? If so, a reverse mortgage might be just what you need. Let's look at what a reverse mortgage is, how it works, and discuss Canadian mortgage regulations that may apply.

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

A reverse mortgage is a type of loan that allows homeowners to borrow money against the equity they have built up in their homes. Unlike a traditional mortgage where the borrower makes monthly payments to the lender, a reverse mortgage allows the homeowner to receive payments from the lender. These payments can be made as a lump sum, a monthly income, or a line of credit.

How Does a Reverse Mortgage Work?

To qualify for a reverse mortgage in Canada, you must be at…

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Though every modern household is unique, they all share two common features—a system for supplying water to the home, and one for removing waste water once it’s been used. Beyond turning on the tap or flushing the toilet, where does the water come from, where does it go once it’s used, and who is responsible for maintenance? You may not realize—especially when buying a home for the first time—these features differ depending on where your home is located. They’re also important considerations when planning to buy and play a key role in your long-and-short-term financial planning. Let’s investigate!

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Water supply systems

Two main types of water systems are used to supply homes: a well system, and a municipal (or city)…

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