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Mortgage FAQ’s
Recently there has been a flurry of controversial writing in the blogosphere about the role and value of mortgage brokers in Canada. It was initially sparked by Robb Engen – who wrote “Four reasons why I do not use a mortgage broker.” This turned out to be a popular (and somewhat controversial) post, as it...
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I follow many writers in the world of personal finance – not all are listed below. These guys write in a style or about topics which I think are of interest to my personal audience. It is hard to be all things to all people, so most of we bloggers settle on one or two...
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As the New Year approaches, we invariably have many clients attend meetings in our office where they “confess” to having taken on significant credit card debt over the past year. It seems as if the annual ritual of Xmas shopping pushes them over the edge and they resolve to clear up the debts once and for...
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October 18, 2010 Six suggestions for avoiding mortgage fraud By DIANNE NICE Globe and Mail Update Don’t be talked into a deal that’s too good to be true Whenever the housing market starts to heat up, so does mortgage and real estate fraud. Buyers rush through deals to avoid losing out, but can end up...
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Nearly 500 people have been arrested in a U.S.-wide crackdown on mortgage fraud since the operation began March 1. Federal officials found that Las Vegas was one of the major centres where scams were situated to falsley inflate house prices. “I heard this many times,” said Scott Hunter, a Las Vegas FBI agent who has...
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Last week James Daw of the Toronto Star wrote an excellent informative piece on yet another reason why we should all care about our credit scores. I don’t like it at all, but the fact is property insurance companies peek at our credit scores as part of the underwriting process. Make sure your credit score...
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