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 […]
rent or buy

Rent or Buy in this economy?

Buying a house is the biggest financial decision most people will ever make, but is buying the right thing to do? Should you rent or buy? […]
real estate investing

Real Estate Investing: 10 Tips for the First Time Real Estate Investor

Real estate investing is not for the faint of heart. If you plan to invest in real estate, it’s very important to do your research and […]
Mortgage Renewal

Mortgage Renewal or Refinance – what do you know?

For many people, when they get their mortgage renewal in the mail, they cringe. They either don’t have time to deal with it or feel they […]
Federal Budget 2016

Federal Budget 2016 Highlights

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau tabled his first budget last week, one the government hopes will kick start the economy. It does, however, come with a price […]
mortgage free

Mortgage Free sooner!

Good news, it may only take small changes for you to become mortgage free and save thousands of dollars in interest in the process.  In December, […]
fixed rate mortgage versus variable rate mortgage

Should you choose a fixed rate mortgage or a variable rate mortgage today?

The question of fixed rate mortgage versus variable rate mortgage stays the same, but the answer should, and does, change with the changes in the market. […]
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 […]
Mortgage Penalties

Hidden trap of Mortgage Penalties

This article is older but does a great job of identifying the often hidden traps in mortgage penalties should a “life event” happen and you need to […]
Interest Rate

Why a one-year fixed mortgage interest rate is your best bet

I love Rob McLister! He writes the best articles about the mortgage market and in a way the the general homeowner or first-time home buyer and […]