Mortgage

June 14, 2016

Rehab or Rent Out? Real Estate Investment Tips for Beginners

With mortgage rates still hovering near historic lows, more people are turning to real estate investments as a way to build and preserve wealth. Whether you start fixing and flipping properties or buying and renting them out for monthly cash […]
May 25, 2016

Why You Need a Lawyer When You Buy or Sell a House

Buying a home will probably be the largest and most significant purchase you will make in your life. It also involves the law of real property, which is unique and raises special issues of practice, and problems not present in […]
May 18, 2016

Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a Home

How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to open a credit card, apply for a loan, purchase a […]
May 11, 2016

How to Buy a Home: 7 Tips and Tricks from Real Estate Insiders

No matter if you’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market, there are a few critical steps you can take to make a smarter purchase. Since buying a home is likely the biggest single investment you will ever make, being prepared […]
April 29, 2016

10 Questions To Ask About The Cost Of Buying Your First Home

There is a lot of information about buying a home. We have drilled it down to essential information that you need to know when buying your first or next home: 1. What will the Down Payment be? A down payment […]
February 18, 2016

Understanding property risk valuations

The real estate market is pushing upwards and some wary consumers are wondering if the appraisal of the real estate is keeping up with the market value. Genworth, a mortgage insurance company, reminds us that purchase price, or what might […]
February 16, 2016

New mortgage rules take effect as Ottawa tries to cool Toronto and Vancouver markets

The Canadian government introduced new mortgage rules that they were hoping would apply some brakes to the surging real estate markets. We will have to wait and see if they get the results they are looking for: The Canadian Real […]
September 9, 2010

Bank of Canada Rate Hike

I would be remiss if I didn’t let you know that that Bank of Canada rate went up yesterday.  As expected, it rose a quarter point.  To reflect that the prine rate increased, but the fixed rates haven’t.  Which means […]
May 12, 2010

Are You Ready For Rising Interest Rates?

The Bank of Canada has stopped promising to keep interest reates rock bottom.  In fact, most financial institutions have already started to jack them up.   The posted rate for banks is about 6.25%* which is up from March when it […]