Mortgage Matters

Mortgage renewal checklist

Feb 25, 2017 / 11:00 am

Here are nine things to consider before your mortgage renews: Have you explored all your options? Once you receive your mortgage renewal statement,...

Home buyers' plan

Feb 11, 2017 / 11:00 am

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

Want to reno your home?

Jan 28, 2017 / 11:00 am

Are you living with a 1980s style bathroom? Carpet on the floor cracked tiles leaky shower old bathtub Would you love to upgrade your kitchen or add a new...

Get approval to house hunt

Jan 14, 2017 / 11:00 am

Why get pre-approved before house hunting? Before you fall in love with a home, you should know if it’s within your financial reach. The first person you...

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...

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