Can I still buy a home if I have bad credit?
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Can I still buy a home if I have bad credit?

YES! You can buy a home- even with bad credit. Your Credit Report is one of the most relevant items a financial institution will use to determine the risk level of lending you money. Your Credit Report indicates to lenders how well you have paid your creditors in the past and they will use this … Continue reading

7 Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid in 2017
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7 Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid in 2017

  2016 brought the 6th set of mortgage rule changes since 2008 and while there is plenty of speculation on how the real estate market will be affected by them, I believe they were implemented with minimal immediate impact. For the majority of borrowers, financing a home is a process you will go through a … Continue reading

Can I get a mortgage without credit?
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Can I get a mortgage without credit?

Qualifying for a mortgage should not be too complicated and this week I want to cover a few reasons why a lender could decline a mortgage application. If only one of the below items applies, it’s very likely you can still get a mortgage, however, if your financial profile fits under more than two of … Continue reading

Do you have your documents ready?
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Do you have your documents ready?

Proper paperwork preparation can save you time and get your mortgage approved faster When it comes to applying for a mortgage, this is the second question I hear the most often, after ‘what is your best rate?’ As not every mortgage is alike, neither are all the requirements. Having said that, there are some documents … Continue reading

Read This Before You RENT-TO-OWN
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Read This Before You RENT-TO-OWN

The new mortgage rules may have some borrowers exploring home ownership alternatives, one being a “rent-to-own” option. You may have heard about doing a rent-to-own for furniture, appliances or electronics, well, it applies to home ownership too. It’s not too common, so I believe it’s important to be well informed before you enter into any … Continue reading

What’s the difference between mortgage lenders?
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What’s the difference between mortgage lenders?

If you see getting a mortgage in your future, there are a few different ways to ensure you get approved. After a review of my client’s current financial profile, I will fit them into the A, B or C category of lending. Each of these lender types will charge a variety of different rates, the … Continue reading

8 Mortgage Myths Busted
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8 Mortgage Myths Busted

Mortgages are not a subject we learn about in high school, although I wish they were. Credit, interest rates and qualifying for a mortgage are all things that will greatly affect your lifestyle going forward. Most learn about them only when they are ready to buy a home, through friends, family, or the Internet. My concern … Continue reading

Alternative Lending 101
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Alternative Lending 101

If you’re thinking of getting a mortgage, like most, you’ve likely done some research to see what’s required in order to be approved. But what happens if you don’t meet ALL of the requirements? Welcome to the world of alternative lending. These mortgage offerings are geared towards a borrower who needs a lender to work … Continue reading

Is a second mortgage right for you?
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Is a second mortgage right for you?

I don’t mean a second mortgage as in getting a mortgage on a second property; in this case I’m talking about a 2nd mortgage behind an existing 1st mortgage secured against the same property. Second mortgages aren’t for everyone so I’m going to highlight what I think are the top 10 things you should know … Continue reading