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choosing the right mortgage provider

How To Choose The Right Mortgage Provider

Picture this: you’ve been house hunting for months when you come across ‘the one.’ You make an offer on your dream home and it’s accepted. Congratulations, you’re almost a homeowner! But what about choosing the right mortgage provider? After all… Read More

Sean Cooper

June 28, 2018

Mortgages
common home-buying mistakes

5 Common Mistakes Made by First-Time Home Buyers And How to Avoid Them

Buying a home the first time can be intimidating. I know this firsthand. When I was 27 years old, I bought a home in Canada’s second priciest real estate market, Toronto. Buying a home involved a lot of moving parts.… Read More

Sean Cooper

May 11, 2018

Blog,Mortgages
big bank or mortgage broker

Big Bank Or Mortgage Broker: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing A Mortgage

You’ve found the perfect home. Now all you need to do is find that perfect mortgage! This leads us to the classic conundrum for many Canadians looking to buy a home: should you choose a big bank or mortgage broker?… Read More

Rachel Surman

March 29, 2018

Blog,Mortgages
Bank Of Canada

The Bank Of Canada Keeps Interest Rate At 1.25%

The Bank of Canada (BoC) announced Wednesday it’s keeping its trendsetting interest rate at 1.25%. This interest rate is called the “Overnight Rate” and is what dictates the prime consumer lending rates of Canada’s “Big Six Banks.” For context, the… Read More

Rachel Surman

March 7, 2018

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Qualifying for a mortgage

The Ultimate Guide To Qualifying For A Mortgage In 2018

The new mortgage rules are the talk of Canada at the moment! If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that qualifying for a mortgage in 2018 is much harder than it was last year.  If the words “stress test”… Read More

Rachel Surman

March 1, 2018

Blog,Mortgages
creative home

5 Creative Ways To Get Into The Housing Market

Has the high cost of real estate got you down? If you’re looking to buy in a big city like Calgary, Toronto or Vancouver, even buying on a shoestring five percent down payment budget can be challenging. (The new mortgage… Read More

Sean Cooper

February 27, 2018

Blog,Mortgages

What Does My Credit Score Need To Be To Get A Mortgage In Canada?

Buying a home is one of the most important (and expensive) decisions that you’ll ever make in your life. If you’ve decided to take the leap into homeownership, congratulations! Depending on where you live, it may be a tough process,… Read More

Barry Choi

December 14, 2017

Mortgages
Bank Of Canada

Bank Of Canada Keeps Interest Rate At 1%: But Warns Of Coming Increase

The Bank of Canada (BoC) is keeping its trendsetting interest rate at 1%, as it did in October, but is warning Canadians that increases may be on the way. This interest rate is called the “Overnight Rate” and is what… Read More

Rachel Surman

December 6, 2017

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Interest Rate

Bank of Canada Keeps Interest Rate At 1%: What You Need To Know

The Bank of Canada (BoC) kept its trendsetting interest rate at 1% on Wednesday, following two straight hikes in July and September. This rate, called the “Overnight Rate,” is what dictates the prime consumer lending rates of Canada’s “Big Five… Read More

Rachel Surman

October 25, 2017

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Toronto Financial District, the big 5 banks.

Consumer lending rates jump after Bank of Canada hike: but what does this mean for you?

The Bank of Canada (BoC) raised its trendsetting interest rate from 0.75% to 1% on Wednesday, prompting Canada’s “Big Five Banks” to increase prime consumer lending rates. Effective Thursday, RBC, BMO, TD, Scotiabank, and CIBC will all increase prime lending… Read More

Rachel Surman

September 7, 2017

Blog,News