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Bad credit? Mortgage options you should know about

January 9, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Worried that your bad credit might stop you from getting a mortgage? You’re not alone – many people have credit issues in the past, and it can definitely make it hard to get a mortgage on your terms. That said, it doesn’t mean you won’t get one, nor does it mean that you’re stuck with that […]

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My #1 financial tip? Give yourself (good) credit!

February 22, 2016 | By | 1 Comment

First: me, blogging about finance? My blogging on this site sometimes feels a bit uncomfortable. I hate that I might sound “preach-y”, or worse, bossy (something I’m kinda sensitive about, being the oldest child of four). And in reflecting on what my # 1 financial tip would be, who do I really think I am, trying to come […]

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Your credit score – don’t just let it slide!

October 17, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

How long has it been since you checked your own credit? What’s that I hear?  Crickets?  🙂 You’re not alone…  Most of us kinda sorta have a sense of how our credit looks – great, so-so, or needing-improvement.  But, like keeping your body fit, keeping your credit fit requires ongoing maintenance. Why should you care? […]

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Protect your credit! Don’t be seduced into getting that department store card…

November 12, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

Applying for that store card can hurt you This is one of my pet peeves:  you walk into a store, go to make your purchase, and when you line up at the cash register, the clerk suggests perkily:  “Would you like to apply for our (fill-in-the-blank) Store Card? You can save $X dollars (or X […]

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Less Than Perfect Credit

November 6, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

So, your credit has been less than perfect? Does this mean that you can’t qualify for a mortgage? Not at all!  You can still get a mortgage with bad credit.  One message I always try to get across to people is that there is a solution for every problem. Some may take a little more […]

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Repairing Bruised Credit

June 29, 2011 | By | 5 Comments

Less than perfect credit? So you have checked your credit and discovered, to your dismay, that it is not ideal. Perhaps you’ve missed a few payments, had a debt end up with a credit collection agency, or, most seriously, declared bankruptcy or agreed to a consumer proposal. As I’ve explained elsewhere on this site, this is not […]

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Establishing Credit

June 29, 2011 | By | 7 Comments

Lenders want to see triple A credit Mortgage lenders will definitely check your credit profile.  When they do, you want to be sure that everything looks great. Not sure what your credit rating even looks like… or if you even have one? Check out your credit report at Equifax Canada or TransUnion Canada.  This should […]

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Credit 101

June 29, 2011 | By

Mortgages and Credit If you are starting to research mortgage financing, chances are you’ve come across the term “credit”. As well, you’ve likely seen the terms “good credit” and “bad credit”.  So what’s the connection between mortgages and credit?  To understand that, we need to look at credit in more detail. What is credit and […]

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