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  • February 23, 2016
  • Posted by Shannon Cass

Beware the Downside of Bank Collateral Mortgages

Beware the Downside of Bank Collateral Mortgages   When you shop around for your mortgage, what comes to mind in the preferred features most Canadians desire? Best interest rates, flexible repa

  • January 29, 2016
  • Posted by Shannon Cass

Whats on your bucket list?

What’s on your bucket list? Your bucket list includes all the goals you want to achieve, and the life experiences and dreams you want to fulfill. It’s often viewed as a “to-do&

  • October 21, 2015
  • Posted by Shannon Cass

Five Reasons Why You Should Let Renters Help You Pay Your Mortgage

Five Reasons Why You Should Let Renters Help Pay Your Mortgage   Are you a savvy homebuyer? Then let renters help pay your mortgage. Recently Canada Mortgage and House Corporation (CMHC) announ

  • May 4, 2015
  • Posted by Shannon Cass

BMO, RBC customers brace for wave of new banking fees

BMO, RBC customers brace for wave of newbanking feesBy Jamie Sturgeon Consumer Affairs Reporter Global NewsSome customers of Canada’s big banks are beginning to notice the wave of higher monthly

  • April 8, 2015
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4 Strategies That Can Help You Get PreApproved

So, you've decided to take the big step and look into getting what will likely be the biggest loan of your entire life: a mortgage. Applying for a mortgage can be a bit of a nerve-wracking process, es

  • April 8, 2015
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5 Things That May Not Be Included In Your Home Purchase

When you find the house you love and want to purchase, if there is something you want included in the purchase, tell your agent. Be prepared to pay an additional amount for anything the seller did not

  • February 23, 2015
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5 easy ways to be mortgage free sooner!

We all know that paying off a mortgage as early as possible makes good financial sense. You’ll save significant interest costs and free up money for RRSPs and other investments, and changing l

  • September 30, 2014
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Housing Statistics and Data

  CMHC annual reports and monthly updates contain current and historical data on housing in Canada — new construction, new home prices and sales, rental statistics and the demographics o

  • September 30, 2014
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First Time Buyer Plan

Navigating the world of Canadian home buying.   Step 1: Figure out how much you can afford. Falling in love with a house you can’t afford can be heartbreaking. Avoid disappointment by

  • September 30, 2014
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2 Out of 3 Do Not shop at Renewal

Every now and then we see a mortgage stat that’s a jaw-dropper. This finding from Manulife Bank is one of them. It suggests there are a lot more people with money to burn than one might expec

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