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Gain new insights, perspectives, and knowledge through our collection of articles.

The Benefits Of Energy Efficient Buildings

Publish Date : 2024-07-12

Buildings are a significant source of energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada. In fact, Canada's homes and buildings account for 13% of national GHG emissions. Introducing more energy efficiency when developing new or retrofitting buildings can help address climate change in a meaningful way – plus increased energy efficiency can provide other advantages for builders, owners and tenants.

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4 Ways to Build Home Equity

Publish Date : 2024-07-11

If you’re a homeowner, building equity in your home is a little like long-term investing – you are building wealth in an asset that, in turn, will boost your net worth. As the value of your home increases and the balance of your mortgage decreases, you’re building equity that could potentially be used to support your other financial goals. Discover 4 ways you can actively build equity in your home.

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Publish Date : 2024-06-28

With summer nearly upon us, now is the perfect time to prep your home for the season. Summertime brings with it the promise of sunshine, outdoor activities, clear nights and maybe even some fun in the water – but there is also some work to do around the house in order to truly enjoy all that the season brings. Here are six ways to prepare your home for summer.

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Meet the MCAP Commercial Mortgages Team: Leo St-Germain

Publish Date : 2024-06-24

Leo St-Germain has been with MCAP since the inception of the Commercial Mortgages Group – today, he is the Vice President of Origination, leading a large team of originators .

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6 Benefits of Phased Construction Projects

Publish Date : 2024-06-21

The demand for housing in Canada is high, and only expected to increase in the coming years. While the market presents exceptional opportunity for developers, it’s important that some caution be exercised when approaching construction projects – especially large developments. After all, things can shift quickly in the lives of buyers, and a change of heart or financial situation could leave builders with unexpected unsold units.

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