Your Home – Your Valuable Asset

Your Home – Your Valuable Asset

Your home is likely your most valuable asset and the ticket to solving your financial problems. Are you caught up on the ‘never-never plan’?  Making minimum payments on credit card debt? Get a second chance at financial well-being by consolidating your debt at a...
INDUSTRY NEWS – October 5, 2018

INDUSTRY NEWS – October 5, 2018

Back in 2013, the B-20 rules as underwriting guidelines for residential mortgages came into effect. The rules were put in place as a direct response to the financial issues in the United States caused by “poor mortgage lending practices”...
FALL IS THE PERFECT SEASON

FALL IS THE PERFECT SEASON

Today more than ever before families have less wiggle room with their finances. Fall is the perfect time to review your financial wellness. Making a few changes now will give you a few months to capitalize on the changes before the end of the year. Some things to...
5 Ways To Stay Cool While Saving Energy This Summer

5 Ways To Stay Cool While Saving Energy This Summer

Temperatures are rising, and many of us are reaching for the thermostats to stay cool. But there are also energy-efficient ways that will help you stay comfortable while controlling your costs. Check out these tips from Hydro One: 1. Open the windows on breezy days...
Is It Worth Buying a “Fixer-Upper” Home?

Is It Worth Buying a “Fixer-Upper” Home?

Q: I know fixer-uppers provide excellent value, but I’m worried I’ll be in indefinite renovation mode for years if I pay for one home improvement project at a time. Should I stick to a turnkey property? A: You’re right, fixer-uppers offer excellent value. (And no, you...
Introducing the 55 / 55 Financing Option

Introducing the 55 / 55 Financing Option

According to the 2016 Census, seniors now outnumber children for the first time in Canadian history. With an estimated 5.9 million Canadian seniors, the population is not only growing older but the pace of change is accelerating. This is all very positive news, but...