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Longer vs. Shorter Mortgage Amortizations: Differences in Costs, Cashflow, & Affordability

Posted on | Josh Higgelke | Uncategorized

Let’s Talk Mortgage Amortizations Buying a home is an exciting time whether you are purchasing your first home, upsizing, or downsizing. However, choosing the mortgage that is right for you can also feel daunting. Once you have determined how much you are willing and able to spend on a home, and found the perfect home, […]

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Understanding the RRSP Home Buyer’s Plan

Posted on | Josh Higgelke | Uncategorized

Many Canadians dream of owning their own home, but putting together enough money for the downpayment isn’t always easy. To help more Canadians purchase homes, the Government of Canada offers a program called the Home Buyer’s Plan. The money you withdraw under the plan is tax-free, but funds used to repay the money you borrowed […]

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Your Guide to the Recently-Announced Federal CMHC New Home Buyer’s Plan

Posted on | Josh Higgelke | Uncategorized

Many Canadians dream of owning their own home, but with an increasingly competitive housing market and the rising cost of living, many find that dream might be beyond their reach. To help middle-class Canadians purchase either their first home or a home for a relative with a disability, the Government of Canada has the Home […]

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How Debt Stacks Up Against Mortgage Approval

‘Tis the season for sharing, family, giving, and unfortunately, overspending! If one of your 2019 goals is to buy a property, keeping debt loads in check in more important than ever. The impact of non-mortgage related consumer debt on mortgage qualifying is definitely not something anyone can afford to ignore. Qualifying for a Mortgage Isn’t […]

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The Benefits of Choosing a Mortgage Broker

Posted on | Joe Jacobs | Uncategorized

Mortgage brokers are an invaluable resource to borrowers. Mortgage brokers possess a wealth of information, in-depth product knowledge, and have access to the most competitive mortgage rates and products. This puts mortgage brokers in a position that lets them help their clients achieve their financial and homeownership goals. Some of the advantages of choosing a […]

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Get Pre-Approved Before You Look

Posted on | Josh Higgelke | Uncategorized

Getting Approved for Your Mortgage: How to Keep It Fast and Simple Whether you’re a first time home buyer or a seasoned veteran, the application and approval process can be intimidating if you aren’t prepared. A little bit of preparation can go a long way by reducing stress and moving the mortgage approval process along […]

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Fixed vs Variable Rates

Posted on | Tracy Glover | Uncategorized

There are two most common types of mortgages: Fixed-rate mortgages and variable or adjustable rate mortgages. They both have their strengths. Before you begin house hunting you should sit down with your mortgage broker and determine which type of mortgage is best suited to your unique financial needs and goals. Fixed Rate Mortgage A fixed […]

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Porting, Assuming, or Breaking A Mortgage: What You Need to Know

Posted on | Alexis McNeill | Uncategorized

Updated: November 26, 2019 Before you sell your home, you will have to decide what to do with your current mortgage. There are three possible options: porting your mortgage, assuming a new mortgage, or breaking your mortgage.  You need to understand what each of these options entails so you can better decide which is best […]

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