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Mortgage Loan Insurance - Everything You Need to Know
  • Apr 11, 2022

Mortgage Loan Insurance - Everything You Need to Know

If you buy a property with a down payment of less than 20% of the purchase price, that mortgage must be insured with mortgage loan insurance.

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Is it Time to Switch Your Variable Rate to a Fixed Rate?
  • Mar 29, 2022

Is it Time to Switch Your Variable Rate to a Fixed Rate?

For the first time since 2018, the Bank of Canada recently hiked the overnight interest rate to curb inflation and cool the real estate market. With increasing interest rates many variable mortgage holders are considering switching to a fixed rate.

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Fixed vs Variable

Fixed vs Variable

When obtaining a mortgage, there is always the question of a fixed or variable interest rate. There are pros to cons to both types, which we will explore below.

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Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Closing on Your Mortgage
  • Mar 10, 2022

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Closing on Your Mortgage

10 most common mistakes people make when they're about to close on a house.· 1. Making large purchases · 2. Changing jobs · 3. Fall behind on credit card payments

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8 Important Reasons to Use a Mortgage Broker
  • Feb 15, 2022

8 Important Reasons to Use a Mortgage Broker

One of the most important decisions you will make when buying a home is what type of mortgage to get. There are a lot of reasons to work with a Mortgage Broker when you’re buying or refinancing a home. To help you understand just how valuable your broker can be, we compiled a list of 8 reasons to use a Mortgage Broker.

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How to Use Prepayments to Be Mortgage Free

How to Use Prepayments to Be Mortgage Free

Using mortgage prepayment options can drastically reduce the total amount of money you spend on your mortgage – and shorten the time it takes to pay it down! If you follow these three steps, you can be mortgage free sooner than ever!

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How Will Renovations Affect the Value of Your Home?
  • Jan 31, 2022

How Will Renovations Affect the Value of Your Home?

As a mortgage professional, clients often ask my opinion about how an upcoming renovation will affect the value of their home. Here is a short article outlining my thoughts…

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8 Things to Avoid After a Mortgage Preapproval

8 Things to Avoid After a Mortgage Preapproval

You have word from your agent letting you know you are pre-approved for a mortgage. This is an exciting time as you are well on your way to purchasing a new home. A preapproval is usually good for 60 to 120 days depending on the lender. If you do not purchase a home within this time frame, the lender may require you to get preapproved again. Therefore, it is important to continue the great behavior that got you the preapproval, in the first place. Below are eight tips to help keep your financial situation preapproval ready.

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How Much Does Buying a House Really Cost?
  • Jan 07, 2022

How Much Does Buying a House Really Cost?

This is a question that many people ask when they are considering purchasing a home. When you're buying a house, it's important to understand all of the costs involved. These costs can add up quickly, so it's important to be prepared.

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Pre-Approved Doesn't Mean Approved: Mortgage Pre-Approval VS. Full Approval
  • Nov 29, 2021

Pre-Approved Doesn't Mean Approved: Mortgage Pre-Approval VS. Full Approval

Many Canadians are under the assumption their mortgage is as good as done once they have a mortgage pre-approval. But this is not true.

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