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Understanding Payment Frequency

You’ve most likely heard that there are two certainties in life; death and taxes. Well, as it relates to your mortgage, the single certainty is that you will pay back what you borrow, plus interest. With that said, the frequency of how often you make payments to the lender is somewhat up to you! The […]

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  • May 29, 2024
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Construction Assignments

One of the benefits of working with an independent mortgage professional is having lots of great financing options! Rather than dealing with a single lender with one set of products, independent mortgage professionals work with multiple lenders who offer a wide selection of mortgage financing options that provide more choice. Increased choice in mortgage products […]

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  • May 22, 2024
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Understanding a Spousal Buyout Mortgage

If you’re going through or considering a divorce or separation, you might not be aware that there are mortgage products designed to allow you to refinance your property and buy out your ex-spouse. If you’re like most people, your property is your most significant asset and is where most of your equity is tied up. […]

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  • May 15, 2024
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Purchase Plus Improvements

The best place to start the mortgage process is with a pre-approval. But once you’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage and you’ve been shopping with location in mind, what happens when you can’t find a suitable property? There’s no doubt about it; finding the perfect property within your price range is a difficult task, especially […]

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  • May 8, 2024
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How to Handle Missed Payments

If you’ve missed a payment on your credit card or line of credit and you’re wondering how to handle things and if this will impact your creditworthiness down the road, this article is for you. But before we get started, if you have an overdue balance on any of your credit cards at this exact […]

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  • May 1, 2024
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Porting Your Mortgage

Porting your mortgage is when you transfer the remainder of your current mortgage term, outstanding principal balance, and interest rate to a new property if you’re selling your existing home and buying a new one. Now, despite what some big banks would lead you to believe, porting your mortgage is not an easy process. It’s […]

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  • April 24, 2024
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Understanding the Recent Housing Affordability Measures in Canada

In recent years, housing affordability has become a significant concern for many Canadians, particularly for first-time homebuyers facing soaring prices and strict mortgage qualification criteria. To address these challenges, the Canadian government has introduced several housing affordability measures. In this blog post, we’ll examine these measures and their potential implications for homebuyers. Increased Home Buyer’s […]

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  • April 18, 2024
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A First Home Savings Account (FHSA)

Dreaming of owning your first home? A First Home Savings Account (FHSA) could be your key to turning that dream into a reality. Let’s dive into what an FHSA is, how it works, and why it’s a smart investment for first-time homebuyers. What is an FHSA? An FHSA is a registered plan designed to help […]

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  • April 18, 2024
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Why Downpayment Source Matters

If you’re looking to purchase a property, although you might not think it matters too much, the source of your downpayment means a great deal to the lender. Let’s discuss the lender requirements, what your downpayment tells the lender about your financial situation, a how downpayment helps establish the mortgage loan to value. Anti-money laundering […]

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  • April 17, 2024
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Bank of Canada Rate Announcement Apr 10th, 2024

Bank of Canada maintains policy rate, continues quantitative tightening. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Relations Ottawa, Ontario April 10, 2024 The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at 5%, with the Bank Rate at 5¼% and the deposit rate at 5%. The Bank is continuing its policy of quantitative tightening. The […]

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