Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #4

Mistake #4: Unapproved Buyers – Get pre-approved for a mortgage. Show me the money! Here’s a little reminder why it’s important to get pre-approved. Many sellers want […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #3

Mistake #3: Unrealistic Buyers – Figure out how much you can afford to pay BEFORE you start looking. This might seem obvious but a lot of people fall […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #2

Mistake #2: Shortsighted Buyers – Don’t forget to factor in your FUTURE NEEDS! When looking for a home to buy be sure to avoid this costly mistake! What […]

Homebuyer mistakes – Mistake #1

Your mortgage is officially pre-approved and now it’s time get out there and start hunting for your dream home. But before we get too far ahead of […]

What closing costs can I expect when I buy a home?

There are a number of costs associated with buying a home that you need to be prepared to pay.  Unlike the Mortgage Default Insurance premium, these costs […]

Understanding Your Credit Report

A credit report is a history of how consistently you pay your financial obligations. It is created when you first borrow money or apply for credit and is built over […]

Consumers focused on paying down debt

The holiday bills have already started coming in and many consumers are vowing not to overspend again. They are scrutinizing their finances and have made resolutions […]

The ins and outs of Investment Property financing

Buying an investment property is a popular option for individuals looking for different ways to invest their money. Financing an investment property is a little more […]

Thinking about buying a home? Get your team in place!

There are thousands of Realtors, Mortgage Brokers and Lawyers out there but not all of them fit you, your situation, and have the level of customer […]

Top 5 mortgage renewal tips to save you time & money

If you’re like most Canadians, your mortgage is your biggest monthly expense. It pays to plan ahead and consider these five key mortgage renewal tips: 1. Avoid the bank mortgage rollover trap We hear countless […]

Why typical mortgage calculators don’t accurately reflect what you can “afford”

In the age of the internet, consumers are a lot more savvy and do a lot of research on their own as the first step in […]

Mortgages and divorce: Know your options

Sadly it’s a reality that while the divorce rate is declining in Canada, a report released in 2012 still claims that 42% of marriages will end […]