Sometimes somebody has already said it, and better than I could. I am very grateful to all the talented people whose words I have borrowed to make this a better resource for you. If I missed your name here, I apologize – it’s an oversight. Please let me know right away.
Kyle Prevost and Justin Bouchard – also known as Young and Thrifty. Prolific writers and educators who inspired this info centre with their own recent release called Getting Your Foot in the Door – How to buy your first home in Canada.
Every other contributor in this list is singled out when quoted – I could not always do that with Kyle’s material – as it is sprinkled throughout.. He very graciously allowed me complete access and use of all his writing.
Kyle and Justin have an awesome website targeted at Generation Y Millennials which you should bookmark and subscribe to all their writings.
And if you are still in college or university (or your kids are) you must follow their other equally excellent website called My University Money.
Robert McLister – Editor in chief of Canadian Mortgage Trends, and the country’s foremost authority on the Canadian mortgage industry. Robert is Vancouver based. Mortgage brokers and lenders use Rob’s website to stay current with industry developments. His articles are always very well researched, thorough, and thought provoking.
Rob Carrick – Perhaps the hardest working business journalist in the country. A man who maintains a prodigious output of original personal finance material, as well as showcasing the best info he can find on the internet and disseminating it to his readers. Robert has a huge Facebook Page fan base with over 20,000 followers.
Jake Abramowitz – Mortgage Jake, a Toronto based agent with Mortgage Edge whose own first- time home buyer guide provided lots of good material.
Dave Larock – popular Toronto mortgage professional who Rob Carrick likes to interview when making mortgage videos. Dave won the CAAMP Financial Literacy Leader Award for 2014.
James Harrison – an Accredited Mortgage Professional with DLC’s Mortgage Village.
Kristin Woolard – an Accredited Mortgage Professional with DLC National in Port Coquitlam BC.
Michael Sugar – a veteran mortgage agent with Mortgage Intelligence. Mike specializes in difficult mortgages.
Jackie Woodward – The Mortgage Girl, an Alberta based veteran mortgage broker/agent who writes in an engaging, easy- to-follow manner.
Roma Luciw is a personal finance editor with the Globe and Mail and is often on point about mortgage matters.
Gail Vaz-Oxlade is a well-known personal finance author and television personality.
Stephen Tar owns the real estate brokerage The Stephen Tar Team, servicing the GTA.
RateHub – A popular site where mortgage rate shoppers convene to find the lowest rate mortgages proffered by volume oriented mortgage brokers. Rate Hub’s website is an excellent source of information for home buyers.
It’s time for many Canadians to abandon the 20% down payment rule, by Rob Carrick, was published in the Globe on September 24, 2015.
Thinking of renting out your basement suite? by Roma Luciw, was published in the Globe on June 27, 2012