Do you know if your mortgage is a collateral or a standard charge? You should!
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Do you know if your mortgage is a collateral or a standard charge? You should!

Given all of the mortgage products with many different lenders available these days, I would say it’s a good time to remind all to read the fine print in any and every contract put in front of you. If you don’t understand something, you need to ask the questions. As the mortgage interest rates start … Continue reading

Want to buy a house? Tips to ensure you don’t have to live in your car!
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Want to buy a house? Tips to ensure you don’t have to live in your car!

When it comes to applying for a mortgage, the current debts you have affects the mortgage amount you can qualify for. I often see buyers who have worked hard to maintain a good credit score and saved up their down payment only to be told they don’t qualify at the price they want to buy … Continue reading

Mortgage Pre-Approvals: 7 Things you need to know
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Mortgage Pre-Approvals: 7 Things you need to know

Hopefully, all of the significant government mortgage rule changes are now in our rear-view mirror! Now more than ever, it is extremely important that potential homebuyers get pre-approved to buy a home as the maximum purchase price you may have qualified for in the past has now been reduced by at least 20%! Due to … Continue reading

How to successfully sell and buy a home at the same time!
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How to successfully sell and buy a home at the same time!

You own a home now, but it’s time to make a change. If you’re downsizing or moving up, you likely have questions about how it all works. That is, the logistics of buying another home while you still own your existing property. Here is what you need to know about going through the two transactions … Continue reading

What do first-time homebuyers need to know?
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What do first-time homebuyers need to know?

If you’re ready to buy your first home and want to have a smooth and successful home purchasing experience, avoid these common first-time home buying mistakes. Find a good Mortgage Broker Ask for recommendations from friends, family and co-workers to find the professional that is right for you. If you are looking on-line, read the testimonials … 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 points you should know … Continue reading

Helpful hints on how to save for a down payment to buy a home
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Helpful hints on how to save for a down payment to buy a home

As a mortgage broker for the last 15 years and 20 years before that as a banker, I have heard from many people over the years who say they are tired of renting. A common statement is “I can easily make a mortgage payment because I am paying at least that amount in rent but … Continue reading