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The 3 Steps that take you from Pre-Approval to Your New Home

The 3 Steps that take you from Pre-Approval to Your New Home

August 10, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

The 3 Steps that take you from Pre-Approval to Your New Home Picture this: You’ve finally been able to put away enough for a down-payment on your dream home. It’s taken you five years o ... [read more]

Why choose a mortgage broker over the bank?

Why choose a mortgage broker over the bank?

August 7, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Why choose a mortgage broker over the bank? According to a recent report from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, nearly two-in-five homeowners in Canada used a broker for their mortgage ... [read more]

It’s all about the property

It’s all about the property

July 10, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

With all of the rule changes imposed by the federal and provincial governments around mortgage financing and real estate it may be more difficult to access financing. But don’t take it persona ... [read more]

The Right Kind of Debt

The Right Kind of Debt

June 22, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

The Right Kind of Debt Put yourself in a bank or lender’s shoes. Someone comes into your branch and asks you to politely loan them $300,000. You are a big bank, but $300,000 is still a lot of ... [read more]

Are You Ready for a Last Minute Credit Check?

Are You Ready for a Last Minute Credit Check?

June 6, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Are You Ready for a Last Minute Credit Check? Your credit history is one of the single greatest factors in determining whether you can become qualified for a mortgage and the interest rate you ca ... [read more]

Homeownership: 4 Signs You are Ready

Homeownership: 4 Signs You are Ready

June 1, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Homeownership: 4 Signs You are Ready Most people know the primary things they need to buy a home: stable employment and enough money for a down payment. However, there are a few other factors that ... [read more]

Plug Those Money Leaks!!

Plug Those Money Leaks!!

May 24, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

5 ways to plug the money leaks!   It’s a great time to review your finances and particularly your spending. Whether you are saving to buy a home or pay one off, your “money leaks& ... [read more]

What is a Collateral Mortgage?

What is a Collateral Mortgage?

May 18, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

What is a Collateral Mortgage? A collateral mortgage is a way of registering your mortgage on title. This type of registration is sometimes used by banks and credit unions. Monoline lenders, on the ... [read more]

Does your financial house need a good Spring Clean?

Does your financial house need a good Spring Clean?

May 15, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Does your financial house need a good Spring Clean? Wouldn't spring cleaning be so much more gratifying if - somewhere under some old clothes and worn out jeans in your dresser - you found an envel ... [read more]

Your Mortgage Could Be A Goldmine of Potential Savings

Your Mortgage Could Be A Goldmine of Potential Savings

May 9, 2018 | Posted by: Nick Hamblin

A penny saved is a penny earned! By making the right decisions, your mortgage could be a goldmine of potential savings. With access to a broad spectrum of over 30 lenders, Ideal Mortgage professi ... [read more]

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