A Mortgage vacation might be the most expensive journey you take!

Who doesn’t enjoy a nice, relaxing vacation? When you hear ‘mortgage vacation,’, you probably imagine yourself lying on the beach, sipping on umbrella drinks. Although you […]

Ideas for sprucing up your Curb Appeal to sell your home faster

A good first impression can make a world of difference when you’re selling your home. By upgrading your curb appeal, you have a chance to influence […]

Is it time to stress test your mortgage? by Calgary Mortgage Broker Susan Ashton

Headlines making you think interest rates will be heading to 5% tomorrow? Could you afford them if they were? With mortgage rates still at an all-time […]

Selling your home? Home staging can help sell it faster!

If you’re thinking of selling your home any time soon, here’s a little secret to help you sell it FASTER and for top dollar. “Staging” is […]

Good Debt vs. Bad Debt – What’s the Difference? by Calgary Mortgage Broker Susan Ashton

If you’ve ever struggled to keep up with all those darn payments-including the credit card and car payments-you’ll want to tune in to this important post! […]

Using your equity: by Calgary Mortgage Broker Susan Ashton

Is it time to renovate that kitchen or put an addition on your home? Or maybe you’re tired of paying those high-interest credit cards. Or you’re […]

Buying a home? Here are some helpful tips

1. Don’t buy if you can’t stay put If you can’t commit to remaining in one place for at least a few years, then owning is […]
Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

CMHC discontinues two products

On Friday, April 25, 2014 CMHC announced that they are discontinuing two of the products in their current portfolio – second homes and self-employed borrowers without traditional […]

What is a collateral charge mortgage and why is it important? by Calgary Mortgage Broker Susan Ashton

There has been more attention paid to collateral mortgage charges in recent years but most borrowers are still vague on the details and what impact it […]

Changes to CMHC Premiums – effective May 1, 2014

The most important takeaway from the latest CMHC new release impacts new home buyers only – not current mortgage holders. Shortly after CMHC’s news release, the […]

18 Tips for selling your home faster

Doing a ‘For Sale by Owner’ is becoming more and more popular, especially with sites like ‘CommFree’ and ‘WeList’. While I always recommend that homeowners wishing to […]

Jim Flaherty’s legacy

We are all saddened and shocked to hear of the news of Jim Flaherty’s passing and our condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues. […]