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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: •  Here in Canada, your credit score always matters — even when you are applying for a mortgage with an alternative lender or a private mortgage lender. It’s true they specialize in helping borrowers with damaged credit, but they still want to see signs of rehabilitation and repayment performance in the applicant’s track...
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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: • Co-signing Someone Else’s Mortgage Leaves You Vulnerable To Potential Credit Problems I met a couple recently who want to refinance their house to pay off some debts. Their home is worth $900,000 and their current mortgage is $450,000, so with lots of equity to play with you would think this will be really...
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With Careful Planning and Execution, You Can Go From Zero To a Great Credit Score Quickly Five months ago, Arun Kumar from Right at Home Realty referred his clients Raj and Nindy to me for a pre-approval for a mortgage for their first home. Raj has a good job making $71,000 per year, and Nindy was...
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Using Two Credit Cards to Optimize Your Credit History The other day a reader wrote in and asked “is it bad for my credit rating to have an inactive credit card?  I prefer to only use one and use the back up card only if I misplace the one I regularly use”. I replied “Good...
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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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Consumer Proposal can de-rail a pre approved mortgage 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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Buying As Much House As You Can Afford, and Not Working to a Budget Can Set You Up for Failure In our zeal to qualify for a mortgage, we strive to meet the debt service ratios used by all major mortgage lenders. The rule of thumb the lenders use is your mortgage payments, property taxes...
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