Financing A Fixer-Upper
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Financing A Fixer-Upper

You find the perfect neighbourhood you want to live in and everything you need is close by, but you just can’t find the perfect home for you and your family.  One has an awful looking bathroom, another has an outdated kitchen, and a third home has no garage. Enter the Purchase-Plus-Improvements mortgage product. This type … Continue reading

Dressing up your mortgage
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Dressing up your mortgage

Put your Power Team together like your Power Outfit The roles and responsibilities of those involved in a typical home purchase transaction can be likened to the components of picking out a trendy outfit. I’ll highlight the similarities between both while at the same time setting the expectations you should look for from all parties … Continue reading

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How much does it cost to get a mortgage?

How much does it cost to get a mortgage? One of the most frequently asked questions I get is ‘how much does it actually cost to get a mortgage?’ My answer is to budget at least 1% of your purchase price to cover costs and this week I want to detail what that number can … Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with the new

5 Financial resolutions to keep Here are some general financial goals that will better your borrowing position for the future  and though these may not be in the top 10 lists of most common New Years Resolutions of 2014, they should be on the list of any person who wants to be in a good … Continue reading

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5 Things You should Know About Financing A Condo

A condo or condominium is one of a group of housing units where each homeowner owns their individual unit space and all the dwellings share ownership of the common areas. Condos can include high-rise and low-rise apartment units, townhomes and some duplexes depending on how the title is registered. The biggest difference between a condo … Continue reading

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Make Your Mortgage Fashionable

Put your Power Team together like your Power Outfit The roles and responsibilities of those involved in a typical mortgage transaction can be likened to the components of a trendy outfit. I’ll highlight the similarities between both while at the same time exploring the expectations you should ask from all parties involved. Let’s start with … Continue reading