8 Apr

5 Tips to Manage Financial Stress

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Posted by: Ryan Roth

With the continued rise of inflation, interest rates and the overall cost of living, the uncertainty can be unnerving for many individuals. But don’t fret! We have some tips and suggestions to help you manage your financial stress and help you to power through these latest economic changes: Prioritize What You Can Control: It can be […]

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1 Apr

The Real Deal about Transfers and Switches

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Posted by: Ryan Roth

Most people who are thinking about a transfer or switch want to take advantage of a lower interest rate or to get a new mortgage product with terms that better suits their needs. Up for Renewal? If your mortgage is approaching renewal and you are considering a transfer or switch – great news! You won’t […]

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25 Mar

Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

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Posted by: Ryan Roth

One of the important factors in home ownership is understanding things like your credit score.  Some people don’t pay much attention to this metric until they begin the mortgage discussion! However, you will find that your credit score is one of the most important factors when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage at the […]

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18 Mar

Change of Address Checklist

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Posted by: Ryan Roth

So, you’re moving! Before you hunker down in your new home, there are a few things you will want to take care of regarding your new address. Personal Contacts First and foremost, if you haven’t yet, make sure to tell all your personal contacts about your address change, including: Relatives Friends Employer Schools, colleges, universities, […]

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11 Mar

What You Need to Know About Smart Homes!

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Posted by: Ryan Roth

Technology is constantly evolving and adapting to our needs as a society and individuals. One of these exciting developments has been the creation and evolution of smart homes. WHAT IS A SMART HOME? A smart home is any home where the homeowners are able to control thermostats, lighting, appliances and other devices remotely over the […]

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25 Feb

Mortgages and Corporations

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Posted by: Ryan Roth

If you are a self-employed client who owns your own business, you may have chosen to set that business up as a corporation. This means the business operates as essentially its own person. They have income through business revenue and expenses from marketing costs, materials, office space, etc. When it comes to getting a mortgage, […]

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19 Feb

Need an Appraisal? Tips for Success

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Posted by: Ryan Roth

If you are looking to buy a home or want a current value of your property, you will need an appraisal. Before banks or lending institutions can consider loaning money for a property, they need to know the current market value of that property. The job of an appraiser is to check the general condition […]

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12 Feb

What is an Uninsurable Mortgage?

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Posted by: Ryan Roth

When it comes to mortgages, insurance is necessary to protect the lender on these types of loans, which deal in large sums of money. There are three different tiers relating to insurance, which all have different minimum down payment amounts and varying premium insurance fees. Insured mortgages typically have a less than 20% down payment and are […]

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5 Feb

Using A Reverse Mortgage to Supplement your RRIF

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Posted by: Ryan Roth

As you near retirement age, the years of diligently contributing to RRSPs are about to pay off. Understanding Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) becomes crucial, especially if you have registered retirement savings or pension plans. What exactly is a RRIF? Unlike a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), which serves as a retirement savings account where […]

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29 Jan

Mortgage Portability

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Posted by: Ryan Roth

When it comes to getting a mortgage, one of the more overlooked elements is the option to be able to port the loan down the line. Porting your mortgage is an option within your mortgage agreement, which enables you to move to another property without having to lose your existing interest rate, mortgage balance and […]

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