Mortgage

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 […]
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 […]
March 20, 2019

When To Check Up On Your Mortgage

First of all, you might be wondering what a mortgage check-up is, and how to know whether it’ll be useful for you. A mortgage check-up is a review of your existing mortgage terms to ensure that they’re not only the […]
January 16, 2019

The 30 Year Stress Reliever

The number one question to ask about your next mortgage is not whether you got the lowest possible interest rate, or how fast you ’ll pay it off. Instead, ask yourself this: How much stress will your mortgage cause you […]
December 10, 2018

Durham Region Real Estate Still Selling Slowly

Do you have questions about the real estate market? The big picture numbers tell you what is happening in the region. Statistics can vary neighbourhood by neighbourhood. Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Tina Sorichetti reported a continuation of modest […]
November 15, 2018

Pre-payment Privileges Help You Keep More Of Your Money

My friend, Katherine Martin, helps us understand how we can win at the mortgage game: One feature of a mortgage is accelerated payments or pre-payment privileges. Before we get into all the great things that can come from accelerated payments, […]
August 17, 2018

Insured, Insurable & Uninsurable Mortgages

Are you looking at mortgage options before you buy your first or next home? From mortgage broker, Katherine Martin comes help. Before I explain the difference between insured, insurable and uninsurable mortgages it’s important to know how these mortgages came […]
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 […]