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Should I Accept My Mortgage Renewal Offer? 5 Mortgage Renewal Tips

Time to Re-Evaluate  It’s a busy world these days! If you’re under a lot of pressure, anxious about the current happenings in your life, or don’t exactly consider yourself to be financially savvy, it can be tempting to sign and return your mortgage renewal offer letter without a second thought.  Maybe you don’t know where […]

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Understanding Your Mortgage: More than Just the Rate

Too Much Weight on Rate When was the last time someone told you your weight— the number on your scale— was the only measure of your health? Hopefully, it wasn’t recently! Health and fitness are much more complex than that. You need to account for muscle mass, body composition, cardiovascular stamina, and so much more! […]

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

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

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

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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