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Mortgage Matters

Truth about rate sites

Jul 25, 2015 / 5:00 am

Over the past few years mortgage rate sites have been making an appearance online and many consumers are now doing their own ‘rate shopping’ before...

Mortgage renewal: Part 2

Jul 11, 2015 / 5:00 am

Click here to view Part 1. Part 2 Here are the final five questions that you should ask your bank when you are shopping for a mortgage or your mortgage is up...

Questions to ask your bank

Jun 27, 2015 / 5:00 am

Part One Shopping for a mortgage or your mortgage is up for renewal? These are 10 important questions to ask your bank or mortgage lender before you end up in...

Mortgages for immigrants

Jun 13, 2015 / 5:00 am

Many new immigrants to Canada share the dream of home ownership and there is a way to own a home even without any established credit in Canada. Qualified...

Financing for foreclosures

May 30, 2015 / 5:00 am

Buying a property in foreclosure is different than buying other property in BC. Recognize that the courts are always going to ensure that the homeowner is...

Fancy new car or a home?

May 16, 2015 / 5:00 am

We all love the smell and prestige of a new vehicle but the attached monthly payment may prevent you from qualifying for mortgage financing. If you are thinking...

Spousal buyout program

May 2, 2015 / 5:00 am

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

Self-employed mortgages

Apr 18, 2015 / 5:00 am

It is no longer as easy as it once was for the self-employed to obtain mortgage financing. A few short years ago you could tell your banker how much you made,...

Investment property options

Apr 4, 2015 / 5:00 am

You may think that you now require a 20% down payment in order to purchase an investment property and in general that is correct but depending on the intended...

Variable or fixed?

Mar 21, 2015 / 5:00 am

The answer – it depends! A variable rate is based on the Bank Prime Rate, which is what financial institutions charge to the consumers. Bank Prime is...

What's the difference?

Mar 7, 2015 / 5:00 am

Assisting you to understand that there is much more to a mortgage than the interest rate is one of the most important responsibilities I have to my clients....

Sisters are doing it for themselves

Feb 21, 2015 / 5:00 am

The latest trend in real estate: professional, single women becoming independent homeowners. It’s not marriage before mortgage any longer. Women are no...

Credit repair action list

Feb 7, 2015 / 5:00 am

As a mortgage broker, it is my business to assist you in getting the best possible rate for your current situation. Unfortunately your credit rating can affect...

First-time homebuyer tips

Jan 24, 2015 / 5:00 am

If you are a first time home buyer then buying your first home is a very exciting time but it can also be stressful and you will have lots of questions –...

The truth about credit card debt

Jan 10, 2015 / 5:00 am

Consolidating your high-interest credit card debt with your mortgage could be a great option if you have sufficient equity in your home. It can reduce your...

Stop paying rent!

Dec 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

It’s a dream we all have - to own our own home and stop paying rent. But if you’re like most renters, you feel trapped within the walls of a house...

The family plan program

Dec 6, 2014 / 6:00 am

This great program is available to enable people to help buy a home for immediate family members who have good credit but may lack the income to qualify for a...

Fall mortgage report

Nov 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

Trends in the housing market are an important driver of the Canadian economy. Housing activity directly drives job creation, in the construction and real estate...

Facing foreclosure?

Nov 8, 2014 / 5:00 am

You could be facing foreclosure if you have found yourself in one of these situations: You are about to miss a mortgage payment because you don’t have...

Should I buy a rental property?

Oct 25, 2014 / 5:00 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...

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