The Bank of Canada held its trendsetting interest rate unchanged on Wednesday, despite a recent run of stronger-than-expected data, saying it believes the economy has yet to show it can stick to the higher growth trajectory. In holding the rate at 0.5%, the central bank said it also considered significant uncertainties still weighing on its…

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You swoon at the curb appeal and your heart flutters at the sight of the kitchen countertops, but is the home you’re considering buying really The One? Before you make an offer, be sure you love these six, hard-to-change things about your potential new place. 1. Square footage Too small and you may quickly outgrow…

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The seller has accepted your offer, the inspector didn’t find any underground streams or shaky foundations, and the closing date is set. You’re in the homestretch! While you can breathe a little easier, remember, the deal’s not done until everyone signs all the (zillion) documents at the closing table. And, your lender can still change…

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