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What is a “No-Frills” Mortgage?

What is a “No-Frills” Mortgage?

A no-frills service or product is where non-essential features have been removed from the product or service to keep the price as low as possible. And while keeping costs low at the expense of non-essential features might be okay when choosing something like which...

6 Reasons to Refinance your Mortgage

6 Reasons to Refinance your Mortgage

Is now a good time to refinance your mortgage? Well, maybe! Interest rates are very low right now, and according to the bank of Canada, they will most likely remain low until at least 2023. So while everyone has different reasons to access their home equity, to a...

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Listing Your Home!

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Listing Your Home!

Deciding to list your home for sale is a big decision. And while there are many reasons you might want/need to sell, here are 3 questions you should ask yourself and have answers to before you take that step. What is my plan to get my property ready for sale?...

Payment Frequency, Does it Really Make a Difference?

Payment Frequency, Does it Really Make a Difference?

It has been said that there are two certainties in life; death and taxes. Well, as it relates to your mortgage, the single certainty is that you will pay back what you borrowed, plus interest. However, how you make your mortgage payments, the payment frequency, is...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

What is a Second Mortgage?

What is a Second Mortgage?

If you're relatively new to the world of mortgage financing, the term "second mortgage" might cause a bit of confusion; especially if you're a first-time homebuyer buying your first home. You might assume that when your first term is up or if you sell your first home,...

Fixed or Variable?

Fixed or Variable?

If you're looking to buy a new property, refinance, or renew an existing mortgage, chances are, you're considering either a fixed or variable rate mortgage. Figuring out which one is the best is entirely up to you! So here's some information to help you along the way....

Ultra-Low Interest Rates

Ultra-Low Interest Rates

Chances are if you’ve been paying attention to the news as the Canadian economy continues to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve heard that interest rates are at an all-time low. And it would appear that they will remain low for a while. In fact, the Bank of...

Looking for a new mortgage? Start here.

Looking for a new mortgage? Start here.

It's safe to say that things have (mostly) calmed down in the mortgage world since the beginning of COVID-19. The rush of mortgage deferral applications appears to be behind us. So if you're looking for a new mortgage, right now is an excellent time to get things...

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