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HOME OWNERSHIP COSTS TO CONSIDER

HOME OWNERSHIP COSTS TO CONSIDER

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PRE-PURCHASE COSTS 1. Legal Fees: such as cost of a real estate lawyer and broker 2.Home inspection : to prevent having to deal with maintenance...

HOUSE OR CONDO-WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU?

HOUSE OR CONDO-WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU?

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CONDO PROS: No maintenance costs outside of your own unit Access to onsite facilities like gyms, pools and saunas. CONS: Less privacy due to...

First-Time Home Buyers: Avoid These Mistakes!

First-Time Home Buyers: Avoid These Mistakes!

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HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID COMMON MISTAKES AS A FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TO MAKE YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE: 1) BUYING...

THE IMPORTANCE OF CLOSING COSTS

THE IMPORTANCE OF CLOSING COSTS

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ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN QUALIFIED FOR A MORTGAGE AND MADE YOUR DOWN PAYMENT, YOU ARE NOT DONE, THERE ARE STILL SEVERAL CLOSING COSTS TO CONSIDER WHICH...

Fixed vs. Variable Interest Rates: Which should you consider?

Fixed vs. Variable Interest Rates: Which should you consider?

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Fixed interest rate A fixed interest rate is a term used when your payments and the rate of interest are constant and remain the same over the...

Why Remortgage/Refinance Your Home?

Why Remortgage/Refinance Your Home?

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Have you paid your mortgage in entirety or almost completely? If yes, you have access to an array of investment opportunities. You have an asset...

4 Mortgage Qualification Tips for Newcomers to Canada

4 Mortgage Qualification Tips for Newcomers to Canada

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1) BUILD YOUR CREDIT In order to get a mortgage in Canada, you must first focus on building your credit. The stronger your credit score is, the...

5 Ways to Improve your Credit Score

5 Ways to Improve your Credit Score

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1. Monitor Your Payment History (most important factor) Make payments on time, schedule reminders for payments in your calendar If you can’t...

4 tips on buying an Investment Property

4 tips on buying an Investment Property

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1) Investment & Property Type Before starting to look at properties you must determine what type of property you want. Is it a student rental,...

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR AN APPRAISAL

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR AN APPRAISAL

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When you have decided to put your home up for sale, or refinance your mortgage you’ll need to have it appraised to truly determine its worth....

Mortgage Refinance: What is it?

Mortgage Refinance: What is it?

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What is Mortgage Refinance? When you pay off your exsisting mortgage and replace it with a new one, and new terms. It’s cost-effective and uses...

What You Need to Know Before You Co-Sign a Mortgage

What You Need to Know Before You Co-Sign a Mortgage

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Are you considering co-signing for a Mortgage? Do you know what that means and what it requires? Co-signing isn’t necessarily negative, but there...

Reasons to use a Mortgage Broker for a Business Loan

Reasons to use a Mortgage Broker for a Business Loan

Most Canadian entrepreneurs when they think about getting a business loan either to launch their start-up or to scale their existing business,...

How to Choose the Correct Mortgage Broker for your Commercial Mortgage

How to Choose the Correct Mortgage Broker for your Commercial Mortgage

Are you a business owner or operator? A real estate investor? At some point you have most likely needed to shop around for a Commercial Mortgage....

What Millennial Home Buyers Want in A Home

What Millennial Home Buyers Want in A Home

Millennials are the generation with tons of options and a lot more ways that help them figure out the right ones for them. They have different...

Is a Private Mortgage Right For You?

Is a Private Mortgage Right For You?

Owning a home is an important step for most people, they spend years thinking of and planning their dream home. But what happens when they go...

A High Credit Score Doesn't Always Mean Good Credit

A High Credit Score Doesn't Always Mean Good Credit

It’s always good to have a high credit score but that’s not the only thing that matters, there are a lot of other aspects to your credit bureau....

The Importance of "Condition On Financing" On A Purchase

The Importance of "Condition On Financing" On A Purchase

Conditional on financing is important protection for you. When you find the perfect condo or house of your dreams, unless you can pay cash for...

All You Need To Know About HELOC

All You Need To Know About HELOC

Are you looking to renovate your home? If you are able to tap into some equity in your home, you should consider taking out a Home Equity Line...

What You Should Know About Porting A Mortgage

What You Should Know About Porting A Mortgage

It’s that time! You are now 3 years into your 5-year fixed mortgage. Your family has grown, and your current home can no longer accommodate to...

HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY

HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Purchasing an investment property can have many benefits, it serves as a passive income and is a solid long-term investment, especially if the...

Reverse Mortgage

Reverse Mortgage

WHAT IS THE CHIP REVERSE MORTGAGE? CHIP is a type of reverse mortgage, essentially a loan which is secured against the value of your home. You...

THE BENEFITS OF A BUDGET & FINANCIAL PLAN

THE BENEFITS OF A BUDGET & FINANCIAL PLAN

Even if you don’t personally have a budget, you know what it is. Everyone at one point in their lives has set a budget or thought of setting...

RRSP Benefits for First Time Home Buyers

RRSP Benefits for First Time Home Buyers

If you are at the stage in your life where you are ready to become a home owner and are looking for your perfect first home, you may be able...

HOW TO ADD POSITIVE CREDIT HISTORY TO YOUR CREDIT REPORT

HOW TO ADD POSITIVE CREDIT HISTORY TO YOUR CREDIT REPORT

A positive credit history is extremely important. Good credit is needed in order to get approved for a Mortgage, renting an apartment, buying...

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