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That low 5 yr fixed rate online – Ask about the fine print

Ask about the fine print. As we move into the 2017 spring mortgage market, there are several lenders offering great rates.  While it is important to look at your rate, it is also vital that you understand the fine print. Not all rates are created equal. The key is to understand...

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New Mortgage Rules

The Government of Canada is proposing new mortgage rules that will come into effect on Oct 17th 2016. Here is the link to the office announcement: http://www.fin.gc.ca/n16/data/16-117_1-eng.asp At this point, we can only interpret the final outcome as we are still waiting for lender’s feedback and more details. However, the biggest...

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What Paperwork do you need when you are Self Employed?

I have worked with hundreds of self-employed buyers and I find that many do not have their financial paperwork handy when they first come to my office. This can create a lot of stress as you go through the process of buying or refinancing a home. If your paperwork has...

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Is A Home Equity Line of Credit right for you?

A Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC) has become a popular alternative to borrowing money. The interest rates are based on prime rate, generally substantially lower than the rates you experience with credit cards or unsecured lines of credit. With interest rates sitting at an all time low, many...

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