This upfront decision could save you thousands off your mortgage
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This upfront decision could save you thousands off your mortgage

There are a few ways you could do this; utilize pre-payment privileges throughout the year to pay off your mortgage balance quicker, pay accelerated weekly or bi-weekly payments, or take a shorter amortization period. By making a decision upfront which focuses on faster mortgage repayment, not only can you save thousands in interest by shortening … Continue reading

Self-Employed? Here Is The Easiest Way To Get A Mortgage
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Self-Employed? Here Is The Easiest Way To Get A Mortgage

  Getting a mortgage when you are self-employed is different than applying when you are considered to be an employee. I suggest being prepared for the process by addressing some of the items below before you start looking for financing. Keep reading for the step-by-step guide to financing for borrowers who are business-for-self; Step One: … Continue reading

How to get declined for a mortgage
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How to get declined for a mortgage

I normally talk about how to get approved for mortgage financing so I thought I would change it up this week. Below you will find a list of 7 instances that could result in a decline, rather than the mortgage approval you were hoping for. Individually, not every point on the list guarantees a negative … Continue reading

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Mortgage Insurance Premiums are Increasing

What you need to know An announcement last week made by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) advised the mortgage insurance premiums will be increasing effective May 2014. This week, I want to highlight how those changes will affect a potential borrower looking for new financing. Although the updated premiums are expected to have a … Continue reading