Mortgage Matters

Killing mortgage approval

Mar 9, 2019 / 2:00 pm

We have worked hard together to get your mortgage approved and have been successful in securing great rates and terms for your mortgage financing. There is...

Reverse mortgage myths

Feb 23, 2019 / 11:47 am

A reverse mortgage is a way for homeowners 55 or older to turn up to 55 percent of the value of their home into tax-free cash. It’s a loan secured against...

Debt consolidation options

Feb 9, 2019 / 8:40 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 you owe. You may...

Investing in rental property

Jan 26, 2019 / 11:00 am

It's all over the television these days. Programs showing you how you can buy rental properties or put a rental suite in your home to offset your mortgage...

Mortgaging health costs

Jan 12, 2019 / 11:00 am

One of the most under-estimated expenses for retirees in Canada is healthcare. A recent health index released by Sun Life indicated that over 44 per cent of...

Spousal buyout mortgage

Dec 29, 2018 / 11:00 am

The end of a relationship does not necessarily mean that you will have to sell your home, which may be able to give both partners a new start. There have been...

Programs to save you money

Dec 15, 2018 / 11:00 am

This is a busy time of year, but it is also a good time to review your finances by knowing what resources, grants and rebates are available for new and current...

Can't pay your mortgage?

Dec 1, 2018 / 11:00 am

Sometimes an unforeseen financial situation can happen and you might not be able to make your regular mortgage payment. I can’t stress this enough —...

Carrying high interest debt?

Nov 17, 2018 / 11:00 am

A recent report from Equifax Canada in October 2018 concluded that consumer debt is still on the rise in Canada. “Consumers will have tighter cash flows...

Time to lock in mortgage?

Nov 3, 2018 / 11:00 am

With the Bank of Canada raising its key interest rate again last week you may be wondering if you should now lock-in your variable rate mortgage. There is lots...

Car versus house

Oct 20, 2018 / 3:12 pm

You may not have ever thought that you would have to make a choice, but the reality today is that you may have to choose – a new car or a new home. Many...

Reverse mortgage tips

Oct 6, 2018 / 11:00 am

Probably the most common way to utilize a reverse mortgage is to pay off debt or a mortgage while supplementing your retirement income, but there are many other...

Path to mortgage freedom

Sep 22, 2018 / 11:00 am

We all have mortgage freedom until we buy our first home unless we are lucky enough to have the cash to purchase without the financing assistance of a mortgage...

Bad credit mortgages

Sep 8, 2018 / 1:00 pm

Do you have a poor credit rating because of financial problems you have had in the past? Perhaps you went through a bad divorce or you owned a small business...

Buying a fixer-upper

Aug 25, 2018 / 11:00 am

Are you thinking about buying a diamond in the rough to transform into your dream home? No doubt it’s easy to be tempted by all of the magical home...

Mortgage pre-approval first

Aug 11, 2018 / 11:00 am

All the recent mortgage rule changes have made it more difficult to qualify for mortgage financing. I am receiving calls almost daily, not only from first-time...

1st time home-buying blues

Jul 28, 2018 / 11:00 am

Each year, Mortgage Professionals Canada conducts research that focuses on: trends in the housing and mortgage markets consumer attitudes interpretations of...

BofC rate increase

Jul 14, 2018 / 11:00 am

As predicted, the Bank of Canada increased the Overnight Lending Rate by 0.25 per cent on Wednesday. The overnight rate determines what rate banks lend money to...

Buying a vacation home

Jun 30, 2018 / 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...

Reverse mortgage FAQs

Jun 16, 2018 / 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....