Tag: new to Canada

Don’t be scared by the mortgage process

October 31, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

A mortgage broker can help! One-third of Canadians already use a mortgage broker when getting a new mortgage (source: CAAMP, May 2013).   And a report from the Bank of Canada a couple of years ago, analyzing data over decades, found that “brokers now play an important role in matching borrowers and lenders”.  Further, they stated […]

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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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5 reasons you should use a realtor

February 11, 2012 | By | 3 Comments

Looking for your first home? If you are a currently house hunting, especially if you are a first-time home buyer, you may wonder how much value a real estate professional can really bring to the table. With so many online listing sites, couldn’t you find homes just as easily on your own? A good realtor can […]

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Take the surprise out of mortgage closing costs

April 13, 2011 | By | 5 Comments

Ready to purchase your first home? Let’s see…  You’ve figured out your down payment, started working with a great real estate agent, and have partnered with a mortgage broker to develop a game plan for your mortgage financing, including getting several pre-approvals. You’re off to the races, right? Well, that depends…. Did you review your mortgage […]

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Our first house

March 25, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

I was talking to several people this week about their plans to buy their first home and I think I was getting almost as excited as they were. So I got to thinking about my first childhood home, and how thrilled we were, as new immigrants to Canada, to be buying a house. We’d never […]

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7 Ways a Mortgage Broker Benefits You

March 11, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

You’re ready to buy that home.  Your next step is to go to your local branch of one of the big banks, right?  Or do you just apply for a mortgage online to get the best deal? The answer is: neither. 

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