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Important Steps for Renewing Your Mortgage

The average mortgage comes up for renewal every five years. And, as you know, a lot can happen over a five-year period. That’s why it’s important to look at your needs and goals every time your mortgage is set to renew to ensure you negotiate the mortgage product and...

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Three Tips to Save Money on Your Mortgage

When shopping for a mortgage, many people tend to focus exclusively on obtaining the lowest rate. This is due, in large part, to advertising messages indicating that this is the best action to take. Unquestionably, rate is an extremely important component of any...

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What’s a Rate Hold & When Do I Need One?

Since rates are expected to begin rising and continue on the incline throughout 2022, if you’re planning to buy property anytime soon, it makes sense to secure a rate hold so you don’t have to worry about missing out on the best rate while you’re home shopping. A rate...

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How to Prepare for Higher Interest Rates

For its final announcement of the year – on December 8th, 2021 – the Bank of Canada (BoC) maintained its target overnight interest rate at 0.25% with the expectation that a rate hike would occur in the second or third quarter of 2022, possibly in time for the spring...

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Tips for Achieving Financial Success in 2022

As we stand poised to say goodbye to another year dominated by the global pandemic, we find ourselves once again faced with the challenges of a persistent and pervasive variant. With hopes and plans for a fresh start, the emergence of a new year represents the perfect...

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When is it Okay to Break Your Mortgage?

There are times when it makes good financial sense to break your mortgage early. This can include when you choose to take advantage of lower interest rates, pay down debt, renovate or even pay for your kid’s tuition. But, regardless of your reasoning, it’s important...

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What’s a Gifted Down Payment?

Saving up for a down payment is the number one obstacle faced by first-time homebuyers, especially as property sales prices continue rising. Did you know that your parents or other immediate family members can often “gift” money to you for use towards your down...

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Fraud Prevention Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing – merchandise has been donning retail shelves for weeks, malls are fully decked out, and holiday commercials and TV specials are boosting our festive spirit. Emerging well before Halloween, this blast of merriment may seem a bit...

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