new to canada

New Canadian Mortgage: What do you need to know?

 If you know a Permanent or Temporary Canadian Resident who is considering buying a home, have them call me to discuss details before you start showing […]
vacation or second property

Buying a Vacation or Second Property?

Thinking about owning a cottage at the lake, a condo on the ski hill/golf course or are your kids going to school in another city and […]
down payment

What’s the ideal down payment amount?

Is a 20 per cent down payment on your new home really going to get you the best interest rate? As a homeowner, it’s likely that your home […]
purchase plus

Purchase Plus: Your answer to the dreaded pink toilet/tub combo!

You’ve found your clients the perfect neighbourhood: fantastic schools, exclusive amenities, it’s close to shopping, and the commute to work will be easy. They love one […]
real estate investment

Real Estate Investment in Calgary – Is it still a good idea?

The Calgary real estate cycle is shifting. This isn’t the first time we have witnessed and experienced cycle changes, and it likely won’t be the last, […]
Mortgage Approval

Mortgage Approval: Can you really afford that mortgage?

Want to obtain a mortgage approval? Remember though, today you want to buy a house: you’re single, with a dog, a decent job and a some […]
RRSP Down Payment

Use your RRSP to invest in Real Estate

If you are a first-time homebuyer or hope to be in the future, the best thing you can do is maximize the down payment you use […]
Budgeting

Budgeting – sounds fun?

Budgeting may not be your favourite subject, but it might just be a necessary part of life in order to ensure that your finances are kept […]
Mortgage: How Much Can I Afford

Mortgage: How much can I afford?

The first question home buyers want to ask when they want a mortgage: “how much can I afford”, but the real first steps in buying a house […]
Down payment

New Down Payment Rule – How does it impact you?

Last week, the Federal Government announced that the minimum down payment for homes priced over $500,000 will increase. Currently, the minimum down payment for a home […]

More Mortgage Changes for Canadians

The Canadian government released more details today about the implementation further mortgage changes across the country. The mortgages changes are going to affect those Canadians making purchases over $500,000, and […]
First Time Homebuyer

How to be a first time homebuyer

As a first time homebuyer there is a lot of excitement but it’s important not to get too wrapped up in the excitement and ensure you do your […]