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Published: • Nine Strategies To Manage Credit Hygiene and Stay Financially Healthy Canadians have access to numerous services offering free credit scores, but the problem is they all provide different results. No standard has been established on the credit score front. I do not see this issue being resolved anytime soon and, in fact, predict...
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Published: • 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...
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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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