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Bad Credit Mortgages
Published: • In this final third article in my 3 part series covering everything you ever wanted to know about a Private Mortgage, but were afraid to ask, I focus on everyone’s big question: “What does a private mortgage cost?” Unlike most traditional mortgage products, there are several costs and fees you may not be...
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Published: • This is the second in a three part series of articles discussing private mortgages. Private mortgages are becoming increasingly common because of extremely high house prices, especially in Canada’s major cities, and as a result of the mortgage stress test. In Part 1, I covered the basics, answering the most frequently asked questions....
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Published: • In this article we’ll look at the 5 most popular questions when it comes to consumer proposal: How does a Consumer Proposal work Who is eligible for a Consumer Proposal Will my spouse be affected by my Consumer Proposal OSAP & Consumer Proposals Second Time Proposals How does a Consumer Proposal Work Consumer...
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Published:   •   The Truth about Alternative Mortgage Lenders Some members of the media have gone overboard painting a dark and dour picture of alternative mortgage lenders. The impression they give is that a bank mortgage is lily-white-extra-virgin-be-all-and-end-all, and anything else is inferior — and perhaps unsavoury. We hear terms like shadow lending, sub-prime lending, private lending,...
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Published: • We’re told that a consumer proposal or bankruptcy gives us a second chance to get things right. A fresh start. But what does that mean when it comes to buying a home after a consumer proposal? This article will discuss three different scenarios. If you recently completed a consumer proposal If you have...
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Published: • Don’t Wait Until You’re Ready to Buy a House to Renovate Your Credit Scores Because we are credit specialists as well as mortgage agents, at Ross Taylor & Associates we help many clients who are trying to improve their credit history. Some have gone through consumer proposals, debt settlements, or even personal bankruptcy....
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How can you buy a home in the near future and build your credit at the same time? This morning I received an email from a reader who is re-establishing his credit history and interested in buying a home next year. Hello Ross, I need your help on credit building. I think everyone’s situation is...
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Published:   •  Important tips about your personal credit history 1. Your credit score changes all the time You can check your own credit score at either Equifax or Trans Union’s website. The report will remain available to you online for a month – but remember, it is changing all the time, as new information...
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Beware of being scammed by someone you trust Dear Ross, I have worked in a busy gentleman’s club for three years as a bartender. Last year I began dating Sam the owner, and he suggested I put together the money to buy the club, as it was ‘printing money’. I was very intrigued. He also...
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