Buying Real Estate

November 20, 2019

6 Things All Co-Signors Should Consider

Co-signing on a loan may seem like an easy way to help a loved one (child, family member, friend, etc.) live out their dream of owning a home. In today’s market conditions, a co-signor can offer a solution to overcome […]
September 16, 2019

What Is A Purchase Plus Improvement Mortgage?

Getting a mortgage can be a daunting task. There is so much to know and understand including some pretty confusing language. Borrowers are often confused by mortgage terminology, so in an effort to keep you educated we welcome you to […]
August 15, 2019

This Simple Question Can Save You a Lot of Money

Imagine this scenario… You purchase a new home and move in. A few weeks later, you hear a strange rumbling sound. It’s the furnace. It’s only a year old, yet it’s sputtering like it’s twenty. You realize you’ll have to […]
July 15, 2019

Secured vs. Unsecured Debt

Getting a mortgage can be a daunting task. There is so much to know and understand including some pretty confusing language. Borrowers are often confused by mortgage terminology, so in an effort to keep you educated we welcome you to […]
June 28, 2019

“Green” Is The New Gold: 4 Ways To Renovate For The Environment

Canadian home buyers have said that they are willing to pay more for green’ features.  New home builders are offering special green’ options in things like the selection of building materials and energy-efficient choices.  If you are renovating your home, perhaps […]
June 14, 2019

8 Steps to Getting Your Finances in Order

Develop a family budget. Instead of budgeting what you’d like to spend, use receipts to create a budget for what you actually spent over the last six months. One advantage of this approach is that it factors in unexpected expenses, […]
May 28, 2019

How Can I Pay Down My Mortgage Faster?

Kathryn Martin of Origins Mortgages has some good advice: Mortgages come in all shapes and sizes – but there are a lot of similarities between most mortgages. One element you should be aware of is the difference between ‘open’ and […]
April 14, 2019

11 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Inquiring minds want to know. Is your Realtor a professional? Ask these questions to help you decide: How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Is it your full-time job? (While experience is no guarantee of skill, real […]
April 10, 2019

Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

The neighborhood you choose can have a big impact on your lifestyle—safety, available amenities, and convenience all play their part.   Make a list of the activities—movies, health club, church—you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how […]