Mortgage Matters

Good debt vs. bad debt

Feb 22, 2020 / 11:00 am

Until recently there was no such thing as ‘good debt’ or ‘bad debt’ as all debt was ‘bad debt.’ Owing money for any reason...

Mortgage check-up time

Feb 8, 2020 / 11:00 am

Hey, I get it. Mortgages are boring! Why would you want to revisit your mortgage every year? Your mortgage is likely the largest investment you will ever make;...

Mortgage pre-approval tips

Jan 25, 2020 / 11:00 am

Is a mortgage pre-approval important? The short answer is ‘yes’! It is definitely important so you have the confidence to move forward with your...

To consolidate, or not?

Jan 11, 2020 / 11:00 am

If you are carrying high-interest credit card debt, car loans or other personal loans you know that it can be challenging to pay off everything that you owe....

Facing foreclosure?

Dec 14, 2019 / 11:00 am

The thought of losing your home can be one of the most stressful situations you can go through. If you find yourself in one of these situations you could be...

Home Buyers' Plan

Nov 30, 2019 / 11:02 am

Are you considering purchasing your first home next year? If so, before March 1 could be the best time to implement this strategy if you are thinking about...

Home equity line of credit

Nov 16, 2019 / 6:00 am

HELOC is a type of home equity loan and is a revolving amount of credit that is secured against your property. You can access up to 65% of your home’s...

Alternative-lender mortgages

Nov 2, 2019 / 11:00 am

Everyone likes to believe that they will qualify for the best rates and terms when they start shopping for a mortgage, but this isn’t always a reality....

Investing in real estate

Oct 19, 2019 / 11:00 am

Purchasing and investing in real estate has always been attractive for those looking to generate additional income and benefit from the wealth created with...

Reverse mortgage pros, cons

Oct 5, 2019 / 11:00 am

There are pros and cons to a reverse mortgage so before you decide to move forward you should ensure that you consider them carefully. Reverse mortgages are...

Credit rating and mortgages

Sep 21, 2019 / 4:54 pm

A lack of basic financial knowledge can be the difference between getting a mortgage at a great rate and having one where you have to make a much higher...

Monster in your mortgage

Sep 7, 2019 / 11:00 am

You have found your dream home. Congratulations! Your realtor was a great negotiator and you bought your new home for $475,000. Your mortgage is $350,000 with...

Renewing your mortgage

Aug 24, 2019 / 10:58 am

When your current mortgage is getting close to its maturity date, you will need to re-negotiate. This is the opportunity to decide: the new term length to...

Home-buyer incentive

Aug 10, 2019 / 6:00 am

The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive program to assist first-time home buyers was announced with the last federal budget. The intention of the program is to...

Solutions for self-employed

Jul 27, 2019 / 11:00 am

Self-employed mortgage solutions It is no longer as easy as it once was for the self-employed to obtain mortgage financing. If you have tried to secure a...

Reverse mortgage FAQs

Jul 13, 2019 / 11:00 am

Reverse mortgages are quite often misunderstood and there are always lots of questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions with the answers....

Buying a vacation home

Jun 29, 2019 / 11:00 am

Are you dreaming of a summer cottage on the water for weekend getaways? According to a recent Re/Max market survey, retirees and baby boomers are driving...

Is your mortgage portable?

Jun 15, 2019 / 11:00 am

Are you thinking about moving up or perhaps downsizing? If so, there are several things that you should consider regarding your financing for planning the move....

Self-employed, owe taxes?

Jun 1, 2019 / 11:00 am

When you are self-employed and don’t have tax deductions coming off your paycheques and haven’t made other provisions to cover your tax debt at the...

Debt and Canadian seniors

May 18, 2019 / 11:00 am

The number of Canadian seniors is growing quickly, and so is their debt. A recently released report from Statistics Canada for Insights on Canadian Society...