3 Aug

Adapt Your Finances

Budget

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

The latest news has been focused on rising interest rates, surging inflation, and economic uncertainty with suggestions that the Canadian economy could be tripped into recession. With all this information circulating, now is a good time to discuss ways to adapt your finances and protect your future. Fortunately, there are a few key things you […]

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16 Jun

Insurance Products

General

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

People don’t always want to talk about home insurance, but when it comes to your house there is no better investment than insurance. But, with the number of insurance products available, it can be hard to know where to start! While it can seem overwhelming, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the basics […]

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8 Jun

How Bridge Financing Works

Bridge Financing

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

How Bridge Financing Works. In life, things rarely go as planned. This is especially true when it comes to real estate! When it comes to buying a new home, in a perfect world, most of us would like to take possession of their new residence before having to move out of the old one. This […]

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31 May

9 Reasons People Break Their Mortgage

General

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

Did you know, approximately 60 percent of people break their mortgage before their mortgage term matures? While this is not necessarily avoidable, most homeowners are blissfully unaware of the penalties that can be incurred when you break your mortgage contract – and sometimes, these penalties can be painfully expensive. Below are some of the most […]

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19 May

Changing Your Financial Direction!

General

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

Did You Know? The average Canadian owes $23,000 in consumer debt and has at least 2 credit cards. Source: CBC.ca If you live paycheque to paycheque, the idea of somehow having enough money to invest and eventually have financial freedom seems about the furthest thing possible. But experts in financial education like to point out, no […]

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3 May

Benefits Of Home Ownership

General

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

So, you have decided to utilize your buying power in the Canadian retail market and are looking to purchase a home – congratulations! This is a great step towards ensuring your future. As a potential homeowner, there are some amazing benefits that we think you should be aware of right out of the gate: Homeownership […]

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25 Apr

Why You Need A Home Inspection!

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

Why you need a home inspection. A home inspection isn’t a legal requirement when you buy a home in Canada. Yet, it’s certainly a wise decision for the largest purchase you will likely ever make. Here are five reasons why you should opt for a home inspection when buying a home, even if it is […]

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19 Apr

Process In The Paperwork.

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

Documents Required to Qualify for a Mortgage Mortgages can sometimes feel like endless stacks of paperwork, but being prepared in advance can save you time and stress! Getting your mortgage pre-approved is part of this prep-process, and will make things easy in the long run. In order to get pre-approved, the lender must have taken […]

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14 Apr

Industry Jargon Explained

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

Baffled by some of the phrases realtors and bankers throw at you? Here are some commonly used—but not always understood—words to describe mortgages: Amortization Period This is the number of years it will take to repay the entire mortgage in full and is determined when you are approved. A longer amortization period will result in […]

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8 Apr

Federal Budget 2022 – Economic Insights with Dr. Sherry Cooper

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

  Affordable Housing Is A Key Theme In Federal Budget 2022 Today’s budget announced a $10 billion package of proposals intended to reduce the cost of housing in Canada (see box below). The fundamental problem is insufficient supply to meet the demands of a rapidly growing population base. Thanks to the federal government’s policy to rapidly increase […]

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