Tag: debt consolidation

Stress test yourself!

November 13, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Do your own personal stress test There’s been a lot of freaking out about the latest rendition of the mortgage stress test (even from me, I admit it!). These days, there’s no purchasing power boost if you put more than 20% toward your home purchase rather than 5%. That’s because everyone putting more than 20% down […]

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New mortgage stress test for 2018 – why you might want to buy or refinance *now*

October 20, 2017 | By | 2 Comments

Purchase – or refinance – before the rules change in January If you’re looking to buy with a down payment of more than 20 percent, or if you’re considering refinancing, then you might want to do so before January 1st.  Why?  On October 17, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released new […]

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Falling deeper into debt?

January 18, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Debt is on the rise…  Yes, again It seems like this is the time of year when we hear a lot about household debt.  In one bankruptcy blog, the author writes that while a lot of focus has been directed at the real estate market, in 2015, consumer credit – i.e. non-mortgage debt – grew […]

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What is a private mortgage? Another entry in the mortgage glossary

November 16, 2015 | By | 6 Comments

What is a private mortgage and why might you want one? A private mortgage is one that is offered by an individual or a company who is not a mainstream or alternative institutional lender.  The private lender is willing to lend money out to borrowers who have equity in their property, need financing for a […]

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Overwhelmed by debt? Denial can hurt you more…

September 16, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

Waiting to deal with debt can hurt you The CBC published a great article a while back, entitled “Debt’s Dirty Dozen Danger Signs“.  The article highlights an issue we mortgage brokers come across all the time.  That is, people waiting too long to ask for help. A mortgage consolidation can give you financial breathing room If you […]

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Financial rock and roll – Feb 2015 Home and Mortgage Newsletter is here!

February 1, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Want a solid financial foundation? We all do, especially when thinking about retirement down the road.  And if there’s a lot of debt holding us back, it can get pretty stressful.  Trying to add an RRSP contribution to the mix, as many experts suggest (check out Rob Carrick’s article on why saving for retirement beats […]

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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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Want a peek at the year ahead? Our top 10 mortgage tips!

January 1, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Here at Invis, we live and breathe mortgages.  This time of year is always fun because it offers an opportunity to take a look at the year that’s behind us, and make some predictions for what mortgage and financial topics will be hot in the coming year. Our latest issue of the Home and Mortgage […]

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