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How Important is Mortgage Portability?

The most popular mortgage selected by Canadians is the five-year fixed-rate option. While this isn’t always the best choice, it’s definitely the most common. But a lot can happen in five years. What if you need to buy a bigger home to accommodate your growing family...

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How Important is Mortgage Portability?

The most popular mortgage selected by Canadians is the five-year fixed-rate option. While this isn’t always the best choice, it’s definitely the most common. But a lot can happen in five years. What if you need to buy a bigger home to accommodate your growing family...

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What is Title Insurance & Why Do I Need It?

In real estate lingo, ‘title’ refers to the rightful ownership of a property, such as a home. And while owning a home is generally viewed as a sound investment, it doesn’t come without inherent risks.    Much like you opt for medical insurance for yourself or...

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Buying in Winter has its Benefits

If you ask most people, the best time to buy a house is in spring. Traditionally, house hunters like to head out when the sun is shining, temperatures are warm and the flowers are blooming. And while all of that may sound lovely, there are many perks associated with...

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Bank of Canada Rate Announcement Oct 30th, 2019

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 ¾ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 2 percent and the deposit rate is 1 ½ percent. The outlook for the global economy has weakened further since the Bank’s July Monetary Policy Report...

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Why is a Home Inspection Important?

Buying a home is among the largest financial purchases you’ll make throughout your lifetime and a huge commitment – whether it’s your very first or your fifth property – so it makes sense to protect your investment.   Once you’ve fallen in love with a home, it’s...

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When Does a Private Mortgage Make Sense?

More Canadians than ever before have become familiar with private mortgage options after feeling the effects of the stringent stress test mortgage qualification rules introduced in January 2018.   While private mortgages have been around for many years, they were...

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Funding Your Renovations Using Home Equity

Are you thinking of doing some home improvements and wondering how to pay for them? As a homeowner, you’ll be glad to know that your mortgage agent can help you access funds through the equity in your home.    With house prices on the rise, more and more people...

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