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Consumer Proposal & Mortgages
There is no question after you file a consumer proposal or personal bankruptcy, your credit score is going to take a beating. Credit scores range from as low as 300 to 900, with most Canadians in the 600’s and 700’s. After you file a consumer proposal, expect your score to drop into the low 500’s,...
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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 Proposals (“proposal”)...
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Suppose you were in a consumer proposal and it’s now completely paid off. You have received your completion certificate from the trustee and now you want to buy a house, or perhaps refinance your current home. Will you qualify for a mortgage after you complete your consumer proposal? Absolutely you can qualify for a mortgage...
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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 not yet...
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Pay off consumer proposal early – led to best mortgage possible. It seems to be happening more often these days where chartered banks might not renew the mortgages of borrowers who included the bank’s credit cards and lines of credit in a consumer proposal or personal bankruptcy. Earlier this year Cindy and Miles Baird were in distress...
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Debtors want to buy condo Everyone deserves a second chance, and we often hear from people who have restructured their debts and now want to buy their own home. Is this realistic, and if yes, how soon is it possible? A lady wrote this week and said “my husband has been in a consumer proposal...
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Secured Visa Application Each week I receive calls and emails asking me for help in rebuilding damaged credit histories. Often, s/he has come off (or is still in) a consumer proposal, or debt settlement or personal bankruptcy and is truly starting from ground zero. How to rebuild your credit history is the topic of other...
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Pre approved mortgage denied because of consumer proposal Today’s question came from a reader in Alberta who is currently in a consumer proposal and also wants to buy a new home. “I moved to Alberta in 2007 for a family crisis and have had some personal hurdles to overcome in regards to employment – as a...
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