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Category: Mortgage Tips & Advice (8 posts)

  • March 2, 2016 @ 5:47 PM
  • Posted by Jill Hawe, MBI

Purchasing a Home or Renewing Your Mortgage - Prepare Your Income Documentation Early

We’ve all heard the scout motto “Be prepared”. It’s great advice if you need a mortgage. Assembling everything your lender needs to verify your income is a critical component o

  • February 3, 2016 @ 4:28 PM
  • Posted by Jill Hawe, MBI

House over $500,000? New downpayment rules effective February 15, 2016

  On February 15, 2016, minimum downpayment rules are changing in Canada – for homes worth more than $500,000. The change is straightforward: for any portion of the house price over $500,0

  • November 9, 2015 @ 1:58 PM
  • Posted by Jill Hawe, MBI

Six Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Your credit score is essentially your passport to financial opportunities. With a possible range of 300 to 900, your number tells lenders what kind of a risk you are likely to be as a borrower. A low

  • October 21, 2015 @ 10:04 AM
  • Posted by Jill Hawe, MBI

What our New Liberal Government Means to your Mortgage

More spending means higher bond yields and higher bond yields mean higher fixed mortgage rates. On the other hand, the mortgage rules may be relaxed in order for consumers to qualify for a mortgage mo

  • May 26, 2015 @ 2:54 PM
  • Posted by Jill Hawe, MBI

Downpayment saved? Fantastic!! What you need to know for your mortgage approval.

  You've got your downpayment and you're ready to go.  Congratulations!  Soon you'll need to verify that downpayment for your mortgage approval.  It's required by all lenders to p

  • April 8, 2015 @ 7:29 PM
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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

  • February 23, 2015 @ 12:54 PM
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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 @ 7:10 PM
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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