Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “second mortgages”? For some, it could be that shady-looking character in a smoke-filled pool hall… guys … Continue Reading When a Second Mortgage makes good financial sense.
It’s not a new concept but it is one that is worth remembering and so I will repeat it. If you want to pay off debt, start by paying less … Continue Reading Want to pay off debt? Pay less interest!
New year, new home? It’s a good time to take another look at the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP). If you’re planning to buy your first home anytime soon, you may … Continue Reading Home Buying Goals? A New Year's Resolution to Keep.
Having worked on 8,000+ mortgage applications at this stage in my career, I’ve witnessed my share of separations and divorces. While I have shared a financial and personal perspective on … Continue Reading Getting divorced? What about the family home?
That’s right, I’ve said this before, and will say it again. Our lifecycle goes something like this… Go to school. Find a job (and work hard for 40 years). Fall … Continue Reading I'll say it again. You'll never see a U-Haul following a hearse!
What is your credit score? A credit score is an important part of your financial picture. Credit scores can range from 300 to 900 and are used by lenders to … Continue Reading The making of a credit score and why it matters.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released The State of Homebuying in Canada report on November 15, 2019, with a few key findings, including this headline. The annual State of Homebuying … Continue Reading Significant decrease in first time home buyers in 2019
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