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  • October 25, 2016
  • Posted by Andrea Cass

Should you stress about the Stress Test?

Should you stress about the Stress Test?   The High-Ratio Rule   There has been a long-time rule that you must have “high-ratio mortgage insurance” (CMHC) if you have less

  • October 4, 2016
  • Posted by Andrea Cass

Federal Mortgage Rule Changes

Federal Government Mortgage Rules Changes Announced October 3, 2016 Yesterday, the Federal Government announced several new mortgage rules changes which will come into effect on October 17, and Novem

  • April 8, 2015
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4 Strategies That Can Help You Get PreApproved

So, you've decided to take the big step and look into getting what will likely be the biggest loan of your entire life: a mortgage. Applying for a mortgage can be a bit of a nerve-wracking process, es

  • April 8, 2015
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5 Things That May Not Be Included In Your Home Purchase

When you find the house you love and want to purchase, if there is something you want included in the purchase, tell your agent. Be prepared to pay an additional amount for anything the seller did not

  • February 23, 2015
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5 easy ways to be mortgage free sooner!

We all know that paying off a mortgage as early as possible makes good financial sense. You’ll save significant interest costs and free up money for RRSPs and other investments, and changing l

  • September 30, 2014
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Housing Statistics and Data

  CMHC annual reports and monthly updates contain current and historical data on housing in Canada — new construction, new home prices and sales, rental statistics and the demographics o

  • September 30, 2014
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First Time Buyer Plan

Navigating the world of Canadian home buying.   Step 1: Figure out how much you can afford. Falling in love with a house you can’t afford can be heartbreaking. Avoid disappointment by

  • September 30, 2014
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2 Out of 3 Do Not shop at Renewal

Every now and then we see a mortgage stat that’s a jaw-dropper. This finding from Manulife Bank is one of them. It suggests there are a lot more people with money to burn than one might expec

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