Archive for: April 2016

The value of a mortgage broker

Filed under: Mortgage - 27 Apr 2016

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Why not utilize a professional when making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life, especially at no cost to you in most cases?

Choice is a beautiful thing – especially when searching for a mortgage. …

Three ways to pay off your mortgage faster

Filed under: Mortgage - 25 Apr 2016

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  If you’re looking for a few ways to help you get that mortgage paid down faster, these tips should help.

Things like traffic, work and dirty dishes can seem to go on forever; your mortgage doesn’t …

Is it really all about rate?

Filed under: Mortgage - 20 Apr 2016

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Although rate is definitely a top priority, the features of a mortgage can play a very important role.

It’s important to understand the features of a mortgage to make sure it fits with your goals.  Here are examples of …

Increased interest from Chinese investors in 2016

Filed under: Mortgage - 18 Apr 2016

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Although it’s good to see foreigners feeling positive about making an investment in Canada’s real estate market, is this good for Canada in the short and long term?

The unremitting strength of Canada’s real estate sector has made it a …

Q2 2016 Economic Update with Michael Campbell

Filed under: Mortgage - 13 Apr 2016

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  “The overall economy, led by Vancouver and Toronto, is far stronger than most people realize”.

The only serious trouble spots in Canada are those regions impacted by the massive drop in resource prices  – especially oil producing provinces.  …

Completed but unabsorbed homes swell

Filed under: Mortgage - 11 Apr 2016

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Even though the number of vacant new homes is mounting, the number of houses that remain vacant are still well below highs reached in February 2009.

New data show that the economic slowdown is weighing heavily on …

86 per cent of millennials want homes—survey

Filed under: Mortgage - 04 Apr 2016

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  It’s been a common misconception that youngsters don’t want to have their own homes.

A recent survey conducted by CIBC revealed that a clear majority of Canadian millennials look at home ownership with the same level of …