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Mortgage Matters

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...

Subject free madness

Mar 5, 2016 / 7:00 am

There is no doubt that we are in a sellers market here in the Kelowna area, with limited inventory available at certain price points and multiple offer...

RRSP Home Buyers' Plan

Feb 20, 2016 / 12:00 pm

Are you considering purchasing your first home this year? If you’re thinking about buying this spring, start implementing your strategy before February...

Tax debt: Solutions

Jan 23, 2016 / 9:57 pm

Far-reaching powers The Canada Revenue Agency has far-reaching powers when you owe money to them. If you owe, they will find a way to collect. They charge...

Be the banker

Jan 9, 2016 / 9:51 am

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to earn the kind of profits reported by the major financial institutions? One way of getting a piece of this action...

New downpayment rules

Dec 26, 2015 / 6:00 am

Effective February 15, 2016, the minimum down payment requirements will be increased from 5% to 10% for any portion of the purchase price that is above...

No down payment options

Dec 12, 2015 / 6:00 am

Sometimes it can be a challenge to save enough money for a down payment and closing costs. This alone could be holding you back from purchasing your first home...

The evolution of mortgages

Nov 28, 2015 / 6:00 am

There have been many changes to insured mortgages in the last few years. Some are finding it more challenging to qualify, particularly if they are self-employed...

Why invest in real estate

Nov 14, 2015 / 6:00 am

Purchasing and investing in real estate has always been attractive to those who are looking to generate additional income, and to benefit from the wealth...

Let's talk down payments

Oct 31, 2015 / 6:00 am

When you are getting ready to purchase a home, most likely you will only concern yourself with the knowledge that you have access to sufficient funds to...

The future of retirement

Oct 17, 2015 / 5:00 am

Since 2005, HSBC has conducted a survey about retirement. This report gives us a clearer view of what might lie ahead as you move toward retirement. Both those...

Condo buying 101

Oct 3, 2015 / 5:00 am

Generally more affordable, easier to maintain, amenity-rich, and often located in desirable neighbourhoods, it makes sense that condos are an increasingly...

What is bridge financing?

Sep 19, 2015 / 5:00 am

What do you do if you have to buy your new home before the sale of your current home completes? You are going to need a short term financing solution to cover...

Paying cash for a home

Sep 5, 2015 / 5:00 am

Congratulations! You’ve just sold your home and are ready to purchase a new home. For the first time in your life, you may have enough money to pay CASH...

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