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Leveraging Your Home For A Loan

Sometimes life hits us with unexpected expenses, or expenses that sneak up on us. Usually, this means that we need a loan from the bank. With all the available options of getting a loan, how do you know what it the right option for you? As a homeowner, you have the...

The Ins and Outs of a Home Improvement Mortgage

Home renovations are a hot topic when we get into the warmer months of the year. Not many people realize they can refinance their mortgage to access home equity to fund their renovation. Leveraging your mortgage for renovations isn't only for those who are already...

First Time Home Buyer’s Tax Credit

First Time Home Buyer's Tax Credit Not many people know that as a first time home buyer, you may be eligible for up to a $750 tax credit on your 2017 income taxes! This article explores the major points of this claim, however, it's always important to consult your tax...

Mortgage Renewal Process

The Mortgage Renewal Process When your mortgage term is over, it's time to begin the mortgage renewal process. Mortgage terms are usually 5 years, so at the end of your 5 years your mortgage broker should be in touch to give you information on your renewal. Remember...

10 Common Mortgage Mistakes You’re Making

10 Common Mortgage Mistakes You're Making Congratulations! You're on your way to home ownership. But have you been doing all you can to ensure the smooth sailing of your mortgage approval? From pre-approvals to small decisions, there are many factors to consider when...

Canada’s New Mortgage Rules 2018

It’s been a year since the Minister of Finance made the previous rule changes (Oct 2016) to home purchases for down payments that were less than 20%. These purchases required stress testing and to be able to debt-service at the Bank of Canada benchmark rate (which is...

A Guide To Organizing Your Finances

Have you thought about Financial Spring Cleaning? Take a minute to go through this guide and get your finances set up for the year. This guide is also great for any young adults just starting out on their own who need a hand…

How Will the New Mortgage Rules Affect You?

It’s been about 2 months since the Department of Finance (DOF) announced some mortgage rule changes. Some of the rule changes I would agree as being prudent, but others just seem unnecessary in my view. I’m concerned for young families who may now have a harder time achieving their dream of home ownership. This is not a short…