First time buyers still value housing as wise decision

09 May 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Property should form part of any well diversified investment portfolio, and our office thoroughly believes in the value of intelligent leveraging.  Many home owners continue to believe that property ownership remains a good investment.  Besides, everyone …

Prepare for multi-point interest rate rise says Desjardins

05 May 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Mortgage borrowers should be prepared for a rise in interest rates which could mean a 2.5 per cent rise by 2021.

That’s one of the scenarios considered in a new report by economists at Desjardins which highlights that …

Managing the down payment verification phase

24 Apr 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Smoothly navigating the mortgage application process is a tricky proposition at best, and more so when it comes to the down payment verification phase.

“Most home buyers are aware that they will require a certain amount of …

Condominium Insurance: How To Find The Right Insurance For Your Condo

20 Apr 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: If you own a condo, there are a few things you need to know to keep yourself from the different risks that come from owning one. Although a condominium association covers different parts of the complex, you’re …

Understanding property deal closing costs

19 Apr 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: When you purchase a new home, there are many additional costs beyond the purchase price for which you will be responsible before you are handed the keys.

While total closing costs will vary by region, you can …

Getting the most from your renovation dollars

05 Apr 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: If you are considering the sale of your home and are also thinking of investing in a number of renovation projects with the hope of increasing your home’s selling price, there are several things you should …

Residential Market Commentary – week of March 27, 2017

29 Mar 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: A recent decision by the British Columbia Supreme Court has suddenly raised awareness of a provision in Canadian tax law that could pour cold water on hot markets where foreign speculation is a concern.

The case involved …

Convenience or comparison? Why sticking with 1 bank might not be the best option

27 Mar 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: You can keep your banking the same and obtain a better rate mortgage from another Financial Institution through our office.  The payments will come out of your existing bank account for your convenience.  We also have …

Liberal budget released: These are the housing related promises

24 Mar 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Cities and affordable housing providers will find themselves with $11.2 billion more to spend on new and existing units over the coming decade, as part of the federal government’s multi-pronged push to help people find homes.

Of …

Canadians can now access independent reviews of mortgages and credit cards

21 Mar 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: The top provider of insurance reviews in Canada has just launched hundreds of new, independent consumer reviews of mortgage products and credit cards.

In a March 15 statement published through Globe Newswire, InsurEye announced the pioneering data release, …

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