What can we expect from new B-21 Guidelines for Lenders?

This past April, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OFSI) released the draft guidelines for Residential Mortgage Insurance Underwriting Practices and Procedures; or more […]

Why should you consider a reverse mortgage?

Most of my friends, family and colleagues are going through the same thing my husband and I are, aging parents. Most are telling their parents not […]

The growth of private mortgage lending

Getting a mortgage from a bank has become a bit more challenging, especially for those who are self-employed or have some credit challenges – whether the […]

How to make your mortgage tax deductible AND increase your net worth

Did you know it’s possible to write off your mortgage interest on your primary residence against your taxable income? Here’s the scoop on how it works. […]

Maximizing the resale value of your home with strategic landscaping

When planning renovations, don’t overlook the value of your yard. Nothing adds more immediate curb appeal than attractive landscaping. While we’ve talked about curb appeal a […]

5 reasons why it pays to use a mortgage broker

I realize I’m running the risk of having this come across as a blatant, shameless plug – which it is – but since I’m your trusted […]

How the Flood has Changed the Real Estate Landscape

Alberta real estate is booming thanks to the province’s strong economy, but the pockets where the flood damage was severe inhabit a completely disparate reality. A […]

What you need to know about Rent to Own programs in Canada

What is a rent to own home? It’s pretty much exactly as it sounds. It’s where an investor, or homeowner, rents out their property to a […]

Make sure you qualify for a mortgage

So, you can afford your desired mortgage payment, but do you qualify for it? There are a lot of factors that a lender considers when deciding […]

Decoding the mortgage market

Shop around and do your own research – no one lender has the best rates and terms all the time! Has your real estate agent or […]

When death deals a financial blow

Back in April there was an article in the Globe and Mail that peaked my interest. As Mortgage Brokers, we see the mortgage and life insurance […]

Moving Tips and Checklist

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! Now it’s time to start planning your move. Let’s face it, relocating can be a daunting task. If […]