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Mortgage Matters

Is it time to consolidate?

Dec 31, 2016 / 6:00 am

A recent report from Equifax Canada has concluded that consumer debt is on the rise in Canada with the highest increase being in auto loans and then credit-card...

A year of mortgage changes

Dec 17, 2016 / 11:00 am

2016 has definitely been a year of changes in the mortgage industry. These changes have heads spinning as we try to understand what these changes mean for the...

Tax affects homeowners

Dec 3, 2016 / 11:00 am

Along with the new mortgage rule changes for qualifying that were introduced in early October, the minister of finance also announced tax changes that will...

Mortgage rates rising

Nov 19, 2016 / 6:00 am

Over this past week, we have seen an increase in fixed-term mortgage rates at many lenders. Most banks, including the Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust and...

More mortgage changes

Nov 5, 2016 / 11:00 am

Most are now aware of the insured mortgage rule changes that came into effect on Oct. 17, which essentially reduces your buying power if you require an insured...

Mortgage rules changed

Oct 22, 2016 / 11:00 am

The new federal mortgage rules came into effect on Oct.17. Here’s a brief rundown of the changes and how they might potentially affect your mortgage...

Job loss and your mortgage

Oct 8, 2016 / 11:00 am

Losing your job, having your family income reduced for an unexpected reason, a health issue or life event can be traumatic. It's especially traumatic if...

Do you buy first or sell?

Sep 24, 2016 / 1:56 pm

Buy or sell? Which comes first? I get asked that question often and the answer varies, depending on your own situation and the market conditions in your area. ...

Mortgages after bankruptcy

Sep 3, 2016 / 6:00 am

You might think it's impossible to get a mortgage after you have declared bankruptcy. It can be a difficult, but there are options if you are willing to do...

You can mortgage your debt

Aug 20, 2016 / 1:00 pm

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. If you are a...

Build your dream home

Jul 24, 2016 / 6:00 am

If you have ever thought about building a new home, there are many considerations including your financing options. This can be complicated, depending on how...

Mortgage don'ts

Jul 9, 2016 / 12:00 pm

Your mortgage has been approved and we have secured great rates and terms for your financing. There is going to be a period between receiving the final approval...

The best mortgage rates

Jun 25, 2016 / 12:00 pm

We are in the middle of a frenzy of activity with our spring real-estate market, so there is a big competition of low-rate offerings in the mortgage market....

A money-saving attitude

Jun 11, 2016 / 1:00 pm

Mortgage Professionals Canada (http://www.mortgageproscan.ca/en/) has just released the results of its 2016 Spring Consumer Report. This year, the report...

Buying a fixer-upper

May 28, 2016 / 7:00 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 the magical home makeovers...

Pink mortgages?

May 14, 2016 / 6:00 am

Pink mortgages? Really? This is the latest term popping up in the media to describe single women who are purchasing homes on their own, and I must say that it...

Private mortgages

Apr 30, 2016 / 11:00 am

Last resort? Do you think of private mortgages as a last resort? The very last option to consider should you be unable to obtain mortgage financing through a...

Thinking about investment?

Apr 16, 2016 / 3:00 pm

Are you looking into investment property? There are intricacies involved in making sure that a property you are considering will align with your investment...

Dream cottage? Is it time?

Apr 2, 2016 / 10:52 am

Vacation or Secondary Home Program No longer just for the wealthy, more Canadians than ever are purchasing second homes. The Vacation or Secondary Home...

Curious about rent to own?

Mar 19, 2016 / 7:00 am

You may have decided that you want to purchase a home, but maybe, for one reason or another, you don’t feel as though you can do it. There could be some...

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