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Complex mortgage rules boost value of mortgage brokers

   More complex mortgage rules boost the value of mortgage brokers.  The last quarter of 2016 brought considerable change to Canada’s residential mortgage business. In October, the Department of Finance Canada announced new mortgage rules that have had a tempering effect on the market. Then, in late December, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial [...]

By | 2017-02-08T16:10:24+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Mortgage Rules, Mortgage Tips|Comments Off on Complex mortgage rules boost value of mortgage brokers

Is refinancing right for you?

There are numerous reasons why homeowners choose to refinance their mortgages - everything from debt consolidation to freeing up money for their child's education to using their home equity to buy another property. But the most popular reason for refinancing at this time of year is for holiday gift buying and entertainment. Planning ahead really [...]

By | 2013-11-19T06:16:15+00:00 November 19th, 2013|Mortgage Tips|Comments Off on Is refinancing right for you?

Bad neighbours can make it hard to sell your home

Bad neighbours are not just annoying, they can also cut into your property value by as much as 10%, says a leading U.S. appraisal group. Everything from annoying pets, unkempt yards, unpleasant odors, loud music, dangerous trees or poorly maintained exteriors can cut into the value of your home. The group suggests before you buy, [...]

By | 2017-01-04T01:02:27+00:00 February 5th, 2013|Home Tips|Comments Off on Bad neighbours can make it hard to sell your home