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Boc Sept 7th Rate Announcement
Bank of Canada Rate Hike Announcement
After yet another Bank of Canada rate increase, we can expect the banks’ prime rate to increase commensurately. Here is ...
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Should I Convert My Variable Rate Mortgage to Fixed?
Should I Convert My Variable Rate Mortgage to Fixed?
Homeowners in Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Toronto and the GTA with variable rate mortgages watch in dismay as the Bank of ...
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Variable Rate Mortgages Are About To Hit Their Trigger Rate
Variable Rate Mortgages Are About To Hit Their Trigger Rate
What is about to happen to variable rate mortgages? Most variable rate mortgages have static monthly payments, which protect the ...
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Mortgage Stress test - Everything you need to know and more
Mortgage Stress test – Everything you need to know and more
Many homebuyers ask me how the new mortgage stress test rules affect them. Is the mortgage stress test just for ...
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8 Ways the Federal Budget 2022 Affects You
8 Ways the Federal Budget 2022 Affects You
Federal Budget 2022 - Mortgage and Real Estate Impacts. Last week’s Federal Government 2022 Budget included a much-improved roadmap for ...
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Three Ways To Beat The Mortgage Stress Test
Three Ways To Beat The Mortgage Stress Test
Updated July 18, 2022

All major banks are now offering five year fixed rate mortgages at greater than 5%. And the ...
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Rate Hikes Have Begun - What You Need To Do
Rate Hikes Have Begun – What You Need To Do
The rate hikes we have been expecting have started. I recently made a guest appearance on the CBC Radio 1 ...
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Rate Hikes Coming - Here's What To Do
Rate Hikes Coming – Here’s What To Do
There seem to be three big things on everyone's minds these days: The incredible pace at which real estate everywhere ...
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When Do You Need a Co-Signer For Your Mortgage?
When Do You Need a Co-Signer For Your Mortgage?
Mortgage qualifying rules are stricter than ever before. Mortgage rates are rising, and homes are more expensive in Canada. In ...
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7 Things You Need To Know About Bridge Mortgages
7 Things You Need To Know About Bridge Mortgages
If your current home will not be sold prior to buying your next home, you probably need a bridge mortgage ...
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First Time Homebuyer Mortgage Checklist
First Time Homebuyer Mortgage Checklist
When you are making plans to buy your first home, it's impossible to know what you don't know. This first ...
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What's The Best Mortgage Rate?
What’s The Best Mortgage Rate?
Published: Reputable mortgage specialists do not believe the number one factor in selecting a mortgage is the ...
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Ready To Buy A Home? How To Assemble A Great Support Team
Ready To Buy A Home? How To Assemble A Great Support Team
Everyone needs a home-buying support team that includes a real estate agent, mortgage specialist, and real estate lawyer. As you ...
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Your Down Payment
Why You Need A Down Payment Strategy
Having the right down payment strategy can save you a lot of money in the long term, and pay back ...
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Mortgage Lingo You Need To Know
Mortgage Lingo You Need To Know
Glossary and explanation of important mortgage terms, with links to relevant articles that discuss the nitty gritty. Links to related ...
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Mortgage Pre-Approval FAQs
Mortgage Pre-Approval FAQs
Mortgage pre-approval is essential to knowing what your affordability range is before you make an offer to purchase a home ...
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