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What’s a Vendor Take-Back Mortgage?

If you’re in the market to buy a home, you know the process isn’t always easy. In recent years, mortgage insurance and qualification changes – implemented by the federal government – have made it increasingly difficult to buy a home for many Canadians, particularly...

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The Benefits of Making a Conditional Offer

You’ve found the home of your dreams and you’re ready to present your offer to the seller. You know the dollar amount you want to include and you’re hoThe Benefits of Making a Conditional Offerping it gets accepted but, before you start embracing your new community...

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Have You Considered a Home Equity Line of Credit?

There’s no doubt that your home is an extremely valuable investment – not only because of what it offers in terms of a place for you and your family to live, grow and prosper, but also thanks to the flexibility it provides for tapping into your ever-growing equity. ...

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Tips for Avoiding Mortgage Fraud

Buying a home is one of the largest financial investments of your lifetime. And while owning real estate brings with it a sense of stability, achievement and a dream come true, it’s not without a certain element of risk.    Mortgage fraud is a growing problem in...

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Beware of These Common Mortgage Mistakes

Being prepared is a key stress reliever for many different scenarios. And securing a mortgage on a new or existing home is no different. Things can run a whole lot smoother when you know what issues to avoid.   There are many common mortgage mistakes you can...

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What Type of Home Should You Buy?

The decision to become a homeowner represents a significant milestone. It’s, therefore, extremely important to consider all your options when it comes to the different types of available homes to ensure you find the right one that fulfills as many of your personal and...

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Bank of Canada Rate Announcement Dec 4th, 2019

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 ¾ percent 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 Bank’s October projection for global...

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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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