Mortgage Matters

Good debt versus bad debt

Aug 2, 2014 / 5:00 am

Until recently there was no such thing as ‘good debt’ or ‘bad debt’ as all debt was ‘bad debt’. Owing money for any reason...

Credit & mortgages: a mystery?

Jul 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

Unfortunately a lack of basic financial knowledge can be the difference between getting a mortgage at a great rate or having a mortgage with a “B”...

Mortgage love for renovations

Jul 5, 2014 / 5:00 am

Are you living with a circa 1980’s style bathroom? Carpet on the floor – cracked tiles – leaky shower – old bathtub. Or would you love...

Mortgage renewal options

Jun 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

9 Things to Consider Before Your Mortgage Renews: 1. Have you explored all your options? Once you receive your mortgage renewal statement, there’s...

Planning a divorce?

May 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

When couples are planning to divorce, the division of the assets can become the most daunting and frustrating part, with the family home most likely being the...

Is it time for a mortgage review?

May 10, 2014 / 5:00 am

Stick out your financial paperwork and say, “Ahhh!” It’s time for a check-up. Thankfully, this check-up doesn’t require you to face your...

Danger! Landmines ahead

Apr 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

As the frenzy of activity begins with our Spring Real Estate Market so does the competition of low rate offerings in the Mortgage Market. These low rate...

Rent-to-own Real Estate

Apr 12, 2014 / 5:00 am

This is a creative real estate strategy that is becoming very trendy these days. So why are sellers offering this option to potential buyers and why would...

The monster in your mortgage

Mar 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

So you have found your dream home. Congratulations! Your REALTOR® was a great negotiator and you purchased your new home for $475,000. Your mortgage is...

The path to mortgage freedom

Mar 11, 2014 / 5:00 am

We all have ‘mortgage freedom’ until we purchase our first home unless you are lucky enough to have the cash to purchase without the financing...