How to qualify for the lowest interest rate
Credit / Income / Lenders / Pre-Approvals / Qualifying / Rates & Terms / Rental Properties

How to qualify for the lowest interest rate

If you are in the market for a mortgage, chances are you’re looking for the lowest interest rate you can get because it means a lower monthly payment. If you are shopping online, you’ve probably seen a great rate and then in fine print is ‘O.A.C. (on approved credit)’ or ‘rates subject to change without … Continue reading

New Mortgage Insurance Premiums Announced – Again!
Insurance / Lenders

New Mortgage Insurance Premiums Announced – Again!

January 17, 2017 brought the announcement of new mortgage insurance premiums to take effect on March 17, 2017.  This is the 7th set of changes since 2008. These new premiums will affect both CMHC and Genworth NEWLY insured mortgages. Special Note: These new changes affect homebuyers obtaining a new mortgage only. Homeowners with an existing mortgage or those … Continue reading

Who are you going to call?
Downpayment / First Time Home Buyer / Insurance / Lenders / New to Canada / Pre-Approvals / Purchase / Refinance

Who are you going to call?

  There are multiple professionals who are involved in a typical real estate transaction which may sometimes cause some confusion. Below you’ll find a summary of the most common individuals you will run into if you’re purchasing or refinancing a property and what expectations you should have of them. Start with the basics Your maximum … Continue reading

How much do you know about co-signing for a mortgage?
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How much do you know about co-signing for a mortgage?

  Take the quiz now Co-signing for a mortgage is a big commitment. Whether you are the borrower who needs a co-signer or someone has asked you to co-sign for them in securing a mortgage approval, understanding what is involved is very important. Test your knowledge with our quick quiz;   Do you know what a … Continue reading

Credit / Documents / Insurance / Lenders / New to Canada / Purchase / Qualifying / Rates & Terms / Rental Properties

Co-Signing A Mortgage

Whether you are the borrower who needs a co-signer or someone has asked you to co-sign for them in securing a mortgage approval, you should read this article to fully understand all of the implications. The mortgage landscape has changed a lot over the last couple of years and as a number of new mortgage … Continue reading