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Are you Getting a Fixed-rate mortgage? Some things to consider!

Are you Getting a Fixed-rate mortgage? Some things to consider!

October 12, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Are you Getting a Fixed-rate mortgage? Some things to consider! Are you considering a 25-year amortization or 30 years? Insured or Uninsured? With an A Lender or B Lender? These are just a few of t ... [read more]

Why You Need A Home Inspection Before You Buy

Why You Need A Home Inspection Before You Buy

October 5, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Why You Need A Home Inspection Before You Buy In an active housing market sometimes, buyers are urged by their realtors to make an offer with no conditions. As a mortgage broker this always makes m ... [read more]

First Time Mortgages: Expectations Vs. Reality

First Time Mortgages: Expectations Vs. Reality

September 20, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

First Time Mortgages: Expectations Vs. Reality First-time homebuyers are one of our favourite clients! It’s great to work alongside them and teach them the in’s and out’s abou ... [read more]

5 Things Millennials Need to Know When Buying Real Estate

5 Things Millennials Need to Know When Buying Real Estate

August 30, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

5 Things Millennials Need to Know When Buying Real Estate There are 9 million Millennials in Canada, representing more than 25 percent of the population. Born between 1980 and 1999, the eldest ar ... [read more]

Navigating The Mortgage Rate Wars

Navigating The Mortgage Rate Wars

August 24, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

How to Navigate The Mortgage Rate Wars You may have heard that rates are changing, and that is true. They don’t call it war for nothing and you need an expert by your side! Think of mortgage ... [read more]

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]

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