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qualifying for a mortgage

The Ultimate Guide To Qualifying For A Mortgage In 2019

Are you thinking of buying a home in 2019? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re going to be looking at qualifying for a mortgage in 2019. Qualifying for a mortgage in 2019 is a lot… Read More

Sean Cooper

March 20, 2019

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

November 6, 2018

Blog,Mortgages
mortgage mistakes

The Top 10 Mortgage Mistakes Commonly Made By Canadians

I’ve seen a lot of borrowers make a lot of mortgage mistakes in my 11 years in the business. Mortgage shoppers tend to follow similar patterns. They “overstress” mortgage features that matter minimally and they “understress” contractual terms that matter… Read More

Robert McLister

August 13, 2018

Blog,Mortgages
Mortgages for Less than Perfect Credit

Mortgages For Less Than Perfect Credit

Credit scores are a very important factor in qualifying for mortgages in Canada and in determining the rate you’ll get. Finding mortgages for less than perfect credit can also be difficult – but we’ve got the tips and tools you… Read More

Stephanie Overholt

July 26, 2018

Blog,Mortgages
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

Blog,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

Blog,News
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
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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