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Consumer spending continues to take a hit from the pandemic shutdown as the average non-mortgage debt fell in the first quarter for the first time in more than a decade.   Read More

Although private mortgage lenders will almost certainly have higher rates than the major banks, borrowers can expect some variance. In this piece we’ll explore how private mortgage lender rates are determined and how you can score a better rate!   Read More

Losing your job before your renewal can be stressful, but in most cases you will have options available to you. If you’ve recently become unemployed and aren’t sure of how it will impact your mortgage renewal, this article will be a helpful resource for you.   Read More

A home is one of the largest single purchases you will ever make in your lifetime. In addition to the price of the home itself, there are several other costs associated with purchasing a home. We will closely examine what closing costs are, what costs are included and the kinds of costs you will be responsible for in each province or territory. We will also take a look at the rebates and incentives available to first-time homebuyers.   Read More

People are always looking for convenient things in life, and that often applies to financial products like mortgages. An open mortgage allows you to prepay any amount of your mortgage principal at your convenience without having to pay a penalty. But is it right for you?   Read More

The mortgage stress test has placed stress on many would-be homeowners since its implementation early last year. But recent changes to the test’s format will make it a bit easier on homeowners.   Read More

As an increasing amount of condominium buildings are populating Toronto’s skyline, buyers are getting in on the action. For a (sometimes hefty)  price, you too can live in the city’s downtown core in a unit of your own in one of many built or soon-to-be-built towers.   Read More

When most homeowners get their first mortgage, it is usually a conventional mortgage. But conventional mortgages aren’t the only option available on the market. Some people choose to get a collateral mortgage instead.   Read More

While a traditional mortgage is usually the first choice of homebuyers, there are often instances where that option might not accessible or available to you. In those cases, you may have to approach private mortgage lenders in order to get your mortgage.   Read More

When your mortgage term is nearing its expiration, you will need to renew it for a new term if there is still a balance remaining on it. The mortgage renewal process provides you with an opportunity to reassess your current mortgage product in relation to your financial standing and goals.   Read More

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