How Can I Pay Off My Mortgage Faster?

How Can I Pay Off My Mortgage Faster?

Question: I have been coasting along with my mortgage payments, and now I want to kick it into high gear. If I am looking to get a new mortgage or renew the one I have, what kind of research should I do to make sure I can pay off my mortgage faster? Shop around – and...
Tempered Rate Hike Forecasts for 2019

Tempered Rate Hike Forecasts for 2019

Floating-rate mortgage holders who had feared the Bank of Canada’s recent full-steam-ahead view towards continued rate hikes can take a breather—at least for now. The central bank adopted a more dovish stance at last month’s rate hold announcement, which...
How To Get a Mortgage After Bankruptcy

How To Get a Mortgage After Bankruptcy

Q: How hard is it to obtain a mortgage after filing for bankruptcy? A: If you’re one of the more than 100,000 Canadians who file for bankruptcy every year, you know how hard it can be to access any sort of loan, let alone qualify for a mortgage. But filing for...
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...