10 Aug

Build Financial Confidence Through Self-Empowerment.

Lifestyle

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

The blueprint for financial freedom needs rewriting, and we have an opportunity to completely rethink success – like measuring wealth not just in dollars, but also in financial confidence. But what does financial confidence look like? It’s a feeling of having a sense of control of your financial situation, and one that gives you a […]

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5 Aug

Get the Scoop on Rental Properties

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

You might be surprised to learn that you don’t need to be one of the uber rich or make six figures to have a second property.  You just need to have knowledge, determination and financial planning! If you are purchasing a second property with the intention to rent, here are a few extra things to […]

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4 Aug

Roll With It.

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

Fitness trainer Mandy Gill makes the case for Summer Salad Rolls! Call them spring rolls, summer rolls, salad rolls, fresh rolls—the common denominator is that we’re certain these are the only kind of rolls you’ll want this summer. This easy-to-make recipe, bursting with flavour, can be served as a side dish at a sunny barbecue […]

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3 Aug

Throw the Perfect Summer Social.

Lifestyle

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

Throw the Perfect Summer Social. There’s something magical about summer and no matter where you live in Canada, backyard BBQ season is the perfect opportunity to spend a little time with family and friends. Nothing says party vibes more than food on the grill and summer drinks flowing. Whether you live in a country house, […]

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14 Jul

The Mortgage Financing Process.

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

The Mortgage Financing Process. The number one question for any potential homebuyer or someone new to the mortgage process is “what does this process entail?”. The following is a simple outline to give you an idea of the process and help you understand what to expect as you embark on your home buying journey! STEP […]

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5 Jul

Changes to the Stress Test and What You Need to Know

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

As you may have heard, the Bank of Canada recently changed the stress test rules as of June 1, 2021. With these changes, now both insured and uninsured mortgage borrowers will be subject to a stricter stress test when qualifying for their mortgage. The new qualifying rate on uninsured mortgages – where the down payment […]

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29 Jun

Are You Ready for Home Ownership?.

Lifestyle

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

While most people know the main things they need to buy a home, such as stable employment and enough money for a down payment, there are a few other factors that may help you realize you’re ready – perhaps even earlier than you thought! In fact, there are four main things that can help you […]

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24 Jun

It’s All About The Property.

Lifestyle

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

When your mortgage application goes through the approval process, they are not only looking at you, but also the property in question. In fact, sometimes when an application is denied it has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with the property. To improve your chances of success when it comes to financing, […]

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22 Jun

Sugar Free & Dairy Free Fudgesicles.

Lifestyle

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

“These are so lusciously creamy, sinfully rich-tasting – the kind of thing you put in your mouth and kind of can’t believe what’s happening. Vegan, almost raw, and full of whole food ingredients, they are also downright filling! They make a fabulous mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up, especially with the raw cacao component, a deliciously effective, […]

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21 Jun

Ultimate Checklist for Selling Your Home.

Lifestyle

Posted by: Tyler Cowle

Selling your home can be an extremely stressful experience. Between thinking about moving logistics and financials, it’s easy to miss the small details in between the process. With that in mind, we’ve built this checklist for selling your home to help you keep track of the things that will get a potential buyer interested. Turns […]

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