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Could You Save Thousands This Year by Refinancing Your Home Loan?

Now that a fresh January is upon us, most of us will be thinking back to the year that has passed, as well as looking ahead to the 12 months to come. As part of that process, you may take a quick overview of your finances, and even set some financial goals. And when you [...]

By Lori on January 15, 2014
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How Involved Should Realtors® be in the Mortgage Process?

Very often, we meet with Realtors® (or have new clients referred to us from Realtors®) who don’t know a great deal about the mortgage approval and selection process. That’s certainly understandable, given that the Realtors® we know have enough to worry about, and plenty of other details to stay on top of. But, given that [...]

By Lori on December 30, 2013
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How to Make Life Easier For Your Mortgage Broker (and Yourself)

As we noted in a recent post, mortgage applications and approvals aren’t final until they’re actually approved. In other words, that great pre-approval letter you got from a lender locks you in at a certain rate, but it doesn’t guarantee it, or an approval amount, until all the paperwork has been finalized. Why bother bringing [...]

By Lori on December 15, 2013
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10 Helpful Hints for Buying a Home

Lots of homeowners get lost in the details when buying a home, but there are some things you have to keep in mind. This article on Yahoo! lists the top ten things you should know when looking at a new home. Written by Lori Donovan. Visit Lori on Google+

By Lori on December 6, 2013
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How Well do You Understand the Mortgage Preapproval Process?

If you have bought a home in the past, or are currently looking for a mortgage, then you probably already know that the first step is to get preapproval from a lender. But, do you actually know what this involves, and what you are and aren’t guaranteed as a result? Most people don’t, and it [...]

By Lori on November 30, 2013
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For Unusual Property Types, a Canadian Mortgage Broker Might be Able to Help

Although a Canadian mortgage broker can often help virtually anyone to get a better home loan than they get from their neighborhood bank, there are some types of clients who are in particular need of our service. For instance, I worked with someone new recently who was having a difficult time finding a mortgage simply [...]

By Lori on November 15, 2013
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House Prices are Falling, but the Real Estate Sector is Still Strong

“After rising steadily since 2008, Statistics Canada’s new housing price index has flattened out in September, following on a 0.1 per cent increase in August, but a new report says that’s no cause for concern as Canadian real estate development will remain strong.” says CBC News. They also state that house and office development are [...]

By Lori on November 14, 2013
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Canadian Real Estate Market Continues to be Resilient

The real estate market is expected to maintain it’s resilience, according to the Globe and Mail. “While national data from the Canadian Real Estate Association will not be available until mid-month, local real estate boards have been disclosing their October data and most are showing double-digit, year-over-year gains.” It seems the weak spot in late [...]

By Lori on November 7, 2013
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One Common Misconception About Canadian Mortgage Brokers and Home Loans

Although it’s very common in the US for home buyers to visit mortgage brokers and compare rates or examine the different products available on the market, most Canadians still settle for visiting the local branch of their bank, asking about a home loan, and signing up for the first thing they’re offered. That’s kind of [...]

By Lori on October 24, 2013
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Hot Streak in the Canadian Real Estate Market expected to Stay

“Canada’s housing market is back on a roll”, and the streak is expected to continue, says the Globe and Mail. Calgary’s real estate board has shown a 19% increase in sales, and Toronto’s is up 30% over last year. The numbers are all indicating a recovered market, and the good conditions are expected to last. [...]

By Lori on October 18, 2013
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Source was absolutely great to work with - went above and beyond to help us get everything done when buying our new home. Highly recommended!! Chad and Jenelle Richards Jan 09 2013

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