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Planning Ahead, A Guide to Mortgage Documentation

Planning Ahead, A Guide to Mortgage Documentation

It doesn’t matter if you are looking to purchase your first home, your next home, or your twentieth home; typically the mortgage documentation required to secure financing will be the same. The earlier on in the process you can collect these documents, and provide...

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Using your RRSP for a downpayment through the HBP.

Using your RRSP for a downpayment through the HBP.

As the March 1st, 2021 RRSP deadline approaches for the 2020 tax season, if you have money saved for a downpayment but you’re not quite ready to buy a home, here’s a little strategy that might interest you. Did you know that you can use the money saved in an RRSP as a...

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Will Collections Impact Your Mortgage?

Will Collections Impact Your Mortgage?

A question that comes up from time to time when discussing mortgage financing is, “If I have collections showing on my credit bureau, will that impact my ability to get a mortgage?” And as the answer might have a broader application than what you might initially...

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Planning Ahead to Get the Best Terms on Renewal!

Planning Ahead to Get the Best Terms on Renewal!

If your mortgage term is almost up for renewal, there’s a good chance you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the low-interest rates available on the market today. While the pandemic has caused a lot of economic uncertainty, the result has been very low interest rates. In...

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Should I Get A Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Should I Get A Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Should I get a Mortgage Pre Approval? Going through the pre-approval process is important. However, the actual term ‘pre-approval’ is often misunderstood. It’s not magic, and it’s certainly not binding. Let’s be clear, a pre-approval isn’t for the lender; it’s for...

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Bank of Canada Rate Announcement Jan 20th, 2021

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement Jan 20th, 2021

Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues quantitative easing. The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and...

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Separating And Have A Mortgage? Start Here.

Separating And Have A Mortgage? Start Here.

With the latest stats claiming that about half of marriages end in divorce and with around three-quarters of Canadians being homeowners, it’s important to know how to handle your mortgage if you decide to separate. Here’s a quick list of things to consider. You need...

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A Surefire Plan to Saving a Downpayment

A Surefire Plan to Saving a Downpayment

If you’re looking to save money for a downpayment; or to save money for anything really, it all starts with clarity. First, you want to get clarity around your income, then clarity around your expenses, and then you need a plan. And although this might seem...

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Access Your Home Equity

Access Your Home Equity

If you've been a homeowner for many years, chances are, your property value has increased significantly. One advantage of homeownership is the opportunity to build equity. Home equity growth, partnered with the security of living in your own home, is why most...

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Bank of Canada Rate Announcement Dec 9th, 2020

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement Dec 9th, 2020

Bank of Canada will maintain current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues its quantitative easing program. The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank...

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How to Establish New Credit

How to Establish New Credit

If you’re new to managing personal finance and you’re learning about credit, you’ve come to the right place. Establishing new credit is a bit of a catch 22. To build a credit history, you need credit. But you can’t really get credit without having credit. So, where do...

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What Will Mortgage Financing Look Like In 2021?

What Will Mortgage Financing Look Like In 2021?

There is no doubt that 2020 was one for the books. It will be remembered as a year like no other. COVID-19 has caused significant national economic disruption, to say the least. While we’ve seen government intervention, record unemployment, mortgage payment deferrals,...

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