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What Can I Expect to Pay for Closing Costs?

There are numerous costs associated with buying a home. While the most common expenses that come to mind include down payment, moving and real estate commissions, there are also additional fees you must pay when the deal closes, known as closing costs.   The term...

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Need to Repair Your Credit? Here’s How

Establishing and maintaining a strong credit score is vital when you’re looking to buy a home or renew/refinance your current mortgage.   If you haven’t already done so, it’s important to start building your credit history, which is used by lenders to asses your...

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New to Canada and Ready to Buy a Home?

If you’re in the market to buy a home, chances are you’ve already done some preliminary research and discovered there are many different types of lender options – each offering their own unique perks.   Historically, securing a mortgage in Canada meant borrowing...

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Bank of Canada Rate Announcement May 29th, 2019

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 ¾ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ½ per cent. Recent Canadian economic data are in line with the projections in the Bank’s April Monetary Policy...

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The Value of Monoline Lenders

If you’re in the market to buy a home, chances are you’ve already done some preliminary research and discovered there are many different types of lender options – each offering their own unique perks.   Historically, securing a mortgage in Canada meant borrowing...

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Bank of Canada Rate Announcement April 24th, 2019

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 ¾ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ½ per cent. Global economic growth has slowed by more than the Bank forecast in its January Monetary Policy...

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Is a New or Resale Home Right for You?

With the spring market in full swing and temperatures beginning to rise, many homebuyers are thinking about what type of home they’d like to purchase. When searching for your perfect home, there are a number of important factors to consider, including desired...

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Looking for a Mortgage? You Have Options!

When you’re in the market for a mortgage, it’s important to understand the value of working with an independent mortgage agent who can offer you a full spectrum of solutions catered to your unique needs. Homeownership has become increasingly difficult for many...

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RRSP Home Buyers’ Plan Gets a Boost

Great news for first-time buyers! In mid-March, the federal government delivered the 2019 budget, which included an increase to this popular incentive program. Housing availability and affordability have become increasingly difficult for many Canadians, which is why...

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It’s Time for Your Spring Mortgage Checkup

Spring’ s finally here! This bright new season typically brings with it a sense of rejuvenation and motivation. If you’re like most people, you’ll likely undertake a spring cleaning of your home after it has been closed up all winter. But, did you know that it’s just...

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Building Your Own Home? Read This First

Are you looking to build the home of your dreams from the ground up? This is a great option to consider as it provides you with the chance to customize all of the elements you need and want to fit your lifestyle. As exciting as this may seem, however, it’s extremely...

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