Tips and Insights on Mortgages and Buying Homes

difficulty making mortgage payments

Difficulty making mortgage payments?

Many factors can make it hard to make your mortgage payments Sometimes unforeseen financial circumstances can result in your having ...
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best mortgage features

Which mortgage features are most important?

It’s easy to look online for a mortgage rate. But most mortgages vary only slightly on that. So how do ...
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homebuyer of the future

Do you look like the next generation of homebuyers?

First-time homebuyers survey This past June, Mortgage Professionals Canada published their survey results on the next generation of homebuyers - ...
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Rates have gone up - what next?

After the rate hike…what’s next?

On July 12th, for the first time in seven years, the Bank of Canada increased the overnight rate by .25%, ...
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property value

Home appraisals… What you need to know

What's a home appraisal? And why might I need one? These days, when you're arranging a new mortgage, it's becoming ...
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new home and reno

How to buy and renovate your new home

Many Toronto home buyers are looking at older properties and find themselves in a common predicament: they’ve found a property ...
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bridge financing

Bridge financing: what you need to know

Bridge loans can help make transitions easier A bridge loan is a short-term financing tool that helps you “bridge” the ...
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Reverse Mortgage

When a reverse mortgage is the right solution

Reverse mortgages in Canada: Top 3 "why's" and "when's" We're seeing an uptick in people asking whether a reverse mortgage is right ...
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Pre-approvals made simple

Pre-approvals made simple

The ins and outs of mortgage pre-approvals When you’re house hunting, it’s important to know the amount of mortgage you ...
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Mortgage approval strategies

Mortgage approval strategies can help make your dream a reality

You can improve mortgage qualifying success Yes, new mortgage rules have made it harder to qualify for a mortgage, whether ...
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Home & Mortgage Newsletter - Feb 2017

Mortgage default insurance going up March 17

We're all looking to save a little money - every little bit helps. If you're planning to buy with less than ...
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How working with a Toronto mortgage broker saves money | | Ingrid Bjel McGaughey | Toronto Mortgage Broker

How using a mortgage broker reduces your rate by 17.5 basis points

Mortgage brokers drive mortgage rates down A 2011 Bank of Canada study said that "the average impact of a mortgage broker is ...
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