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Buying an Investment Student Property

As our kids and the kids of our friends start heading off to university, we found ourselves—as many of our friends did—wondering what the best option for housing our students were. After all, residence is often only an option for first years, and they can be packed full of noisy kids away from home for [...]

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By Lori on June 30, 2014
in Mortgage Broker Services
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Three Tips for a Smooth Move

Moving is often a bit of a kerfuffle. Too many things to do, not enough time, not enough help, panic and defeatism can settle in and sap even the best intentions. Nobody wants to deal with fights over which movers to use or how to pack what and where. And on top of that comes [...]

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By Lori on June 26, 2014
in Mortgage Broker Services
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Rent or Lease to Own – is it the Right Option for You?

If you’re shopping for real estate or you’re thinking about selling a home, you may have seen advertisements for rent or lease to own properties. It’s an option that’s becoming more and more common, and for some home buyers it’s the best, and sometimes the only way they can get into their own home. In [...]

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By Lori on May 30, 2014
in Mortgage Broker Services
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A Mortgage Lower than 2%?

There was quite a stir in the mortgage world on Tuesday when a rate lower than 2% was introduced. “The financial services firm posted a 36-month closed, variable-rate mortgage at 1.99 per cent, which is also well below the 2.99 per cent level that drew sharp criticism from former finance minister Jim Flaherty[.]” states CTV [...]

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By Lori on May 16, 2014
in Mortgage Broker Services
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Meeting a Mortgage Broker – What to Expect

Most people have more experience with getting a mortgage from a bank than from a mortgage broker. However, more and more people are choosing an Alberta mortgage broker for their real estate purchases. If you haven’t used a mortgage broker before, here’s what you can expect when you sit down with one to talk about [...]

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By Lori on May 15, 2014
in Mortgage Broker Services
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Fixed or Variable Rate Mortgages

When it’s time to get a mortgage you have some important decisions to make. If you’ve had a mortgage before, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you’re most comfortable with – fixed rate or variable. If you’re a first time homebuyer, the choices can be mind-boggling. While the choice of a fixed [...]

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By Lori on April 30, 2014
in Mortgage Broker Services
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Are Google Searches Related to the Canadian Housing Market?

Have you ever wondered whether the amount of people searching Google for a product of service is related to an increase or decrease in sales? Well, at least for the Canadian Housing Market, the two are related. Studies published by The Globe and Mail show that the amount of people searching “mortgage” on Google is [...]

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By Lori on April 29, 2014
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Becoming an Alberta Mortgage Broker

If you’ve ever thought about getting into the mortgage industry in Alberta, now is a great time to do it. Real estate sales are booming in and around Calgary and show no signs of slowing down. There are a lot of people out there looking for mortgages to finance their home purchase. But how does [...]

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By Lori on April 15, 2014
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What is a Mortgage Broker and why do you Need One?

Maybe you’re like a lot of people. You’ve heard of mortgage brokers before but you’ve always got your mortgage from your bank and you aren’t sure what the difference is between a broker and a bank. The mortgage industry is extremely competitive these days and everyone wants to lend you money (well almost everyone). You [...]

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By Lori on March 30, 2014
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What You Need to Know About New Canadian Debt Servicing Guidelines
What You Need to Know About New Canadian Debt Servicing Guidelines

In recent months, big changes have been made to the way Canadian banks look at your available income and debt servicing for the purposes of loan qualification, and those changes could have enormous effects on your ability to qualify for a home. The changes reflect the decision of the Ministry of Finance to tighten borrower [...]

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By Lori on March 24, 2014
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