Tag: Investment Property

Free home buyer seminar in central Toronto Nov 4

October 28, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Thinking of buying a home in the next twelve months? There is a lot to learn if you want to avoid costly mistakes. The market is constantly changing, both on the real estate side, and on the financing side, which makes it even more challenging to know whether you have the right information. We’d like […]

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Real estate and mortgage forecast – the latest

October 25, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Wishing for a crystal ball? Who isn’t?  At least, as far as real estate markets and mortgage forecasts go. However, the Bank of Canada gave us some guidance on October 23rd, through deciding not to raise rates (which was no suprise) but also by signalling that they are planning to maintain a neutral stance on rates for the […]

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Why a mortgage broker is your best option

October 14, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

First time getting a mortgage? Fifth? “Whether it’s your first time or your fifth time, shopping for a mortgage can often be confusing and even frustrating. Besides, who really has the time to research and compare mortgage lenders to ensure the best deal? Then there are all those crazy terms and acronyms — beacon scores, […]

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Mortgage rate wars are back?

October 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Just a heads up…  One of our lenders has dropped their variable mortgage rate to prime minus .50%.  Since the prime rate is 3% at the moment, that’s a pretty awesome rate of 2.5% (at least to start)!   We haven’t seen this for a while. The latest predictions suggest that the prime rate might stay at 3% well […]

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How to prepare for higher Canadian mortgage rates

September 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Worried about rising Canadian mortgage rates? Mortgage rates have been bouncing up and down lately.  For obvious reasons, home buyers are worried about the “up”.  But there’s no need to panic; what you need is some smart strategies to prepare, financially. 5 tips to prepare for higher mortgage rates: 1. Don’t take the money. If you’re buying […]

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Canadian commercial real estate: how to buy it

July 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Want to stretch your real estate investment thinking? Consider Canadian commercial real estate investing. I hosted a seminar recently for a group of real estate investors, and we had that special experience of hearing a speaker who’s both knowledgeable and a great communicator. Our special guest was Jennifer Borzym, AMP, of Equitable Trust commercial mortgages. […]

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Missed the boat? Too late to invest in Greater Toronto Area real estate?

November 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

GTA investors looking further afield I’ve spoken to a number of Toronto and Mississauga-based property investors, and noticed that there seems to be some “ennui” around the idea of purchasing real estate investment properties in Ontario.   People seem to feel that they’ve “missed the boat” on investing in properties here, particularly when they consider Toronto real […]

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Canadian Real Estate – about to crash? Should you care?

October 15, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

Real estate investors are confused; here’s my take… Lately, the question I get asked more often than any other, by both investors and first-time homebuyers, is “what do you think is going to happen with Toronto real estate prices?”  Unfortunately, since I can’t look into the proverbial crystal ball, I don’t have a definitive, “one-size-fits-all” answer.  It’s […]

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