A Bigger Downpayment Doesn’t Always Mean a Lower Rate!

If you’ve been following the financial news in Canada lately (or if you read the blog here regularly), you will know that a lot is changing in the world of mortgage financing. Most recently, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced an increase in their insurance premiums that will come into effect on March 17th […]

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  • February 9, 2017
  • Blog

Printing Imagination (and Homes!)

A child’s imagination is certainly something to behold. From pillow forts that double as outlying starbases, to walks in the forest that double as adventures travelling up and over the world’s tallest peaks, this gift that children possess- that of finding joy (not to mention awe and wonder) in the everyday is truly a thing […]

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Saving for a Downpayment? Some Advice Along the Way!

If you are looking to purchase a property in the next while, you probably already know that you need at least 5% of the purchase price as a downpayment. Saving a bigger downpayment, let’s say 10%, certainly increases your chances of securing financing. While having a 20% downpayment allows you to avoid paying CMHC mortgage insurance […]

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2017, A Year of Possibility!

Over the last three years, Canadian financial blogger Sandi Martin from Spring Personal Finance has released a series of posts with her dreams for her clients in each 2015, 2016, and now 2017. It started with finding clarity, then taking ownership, and now the series is brought together by the idea of structure. Nothing to […]

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Taking Bold Action on Housing – New Program for First Time Homebuyers

Today the BC government introduced an innovative new program designed to assist first time home buyers with their downpayment. BC is now offering interest-free loans up to $37,500 to first-time homebuyers. The following is from the government website!  Every British Columbian deserves a place to call home. That is why we are taking action by […]

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