Insure your children

Should you insure your children?

While it’s not a very nice topic, it’s one that many parents are concerned about. As a result, I went to a professional, Lea Basawa with […]
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 […]

Surviving in an economy with low oil prices from the perspective of a Calgary Mortgage Broker

When you live in a boom-time province, you’ve got to expect a certain amount of fluctuation in the economy. While most of us appreciated the relief […]

15 reasons why you should use a Realtor

A lot has been written about the doom and gloom of the real estate industry as we know it. Many are searching for reasons why you […]

Pay more in taxes or qualify for the lowest rate?

As anyone who is self-employed will attest, their goal, and that of their accountant, is for them to personally pay as little tax as possible. I’m […]

Did the mortgage market do what we thought it was going to do in 2014?

As we all know, predictions and forecasts are all well and good but they usually aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. While I might […]

Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

It’s the holiday season and thinking about your mortgage is likely that last thing on your mind. However, if you’re sitting with a lot of equity […]

What is an assumable mortgage?

Typically, when you sell your home you are, essentially, terminating your financing agreement with your bank or lender so that someone else can take over the […]

What’s up in the Calgary Real Estate & Mortgage Industries?

Despite being on Desjardin’s “Markets to Watch” list in terms of affordability of our housing market, Calgary resale market continues it’s march upwards. Affordability has decreased […]

Renewing your mortgage? Here’s why you should call me!

Is your mortgage coming up for renewal soon? Did your lender contact you and get you to lock in a rate four months earlier at what seems […]

A solution to refinancing if you don’t qualify in the traditional way

New mortgage rules have definitely had an impact on new home buyers, but those with an existing first mortgage who want to refinance might be in […]

Forecasts say no move in rates until 3rd quarter 2015, at least!

In an interview this week, Stephen Poloz, the Bank of Canada Governor, said that, even if  employment growth strengthens, the central bank has scope to keep interest […]