5 Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Should Avoid

General Bill Handsaeme 7 Oct

5 Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Should Avoid Buying a home might just be the biggest purchase of your life—it’s important to do your homework before jumping in! We have outlined the 5 mistakes first time homebuyers commonly make, and how you can avoid them and look like a Home Buying Champ. 1. Shopping Outside […]

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Transfers & Switches

General Bill Handsaeme 28 Feb

Transfers and Switches Transfer/Switches are when you opt to transfer your mortgage to a new lender in order to take advantage of a lower rate. A transfer/switch does not include additional money to the existing mortgage balance owing, your mortgage amount will remain the same, however lenders will allow you to increase the mortgage up […]

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Is it Time to Lock in a Variable Rate Mortgage?

General Bill Handsaeme 27 Dec

Is it time to lock in a variable rate mortgage? Approximately 32 per cent of Canadians are in a variable rate mortgage, which with rates effectively declining steadily for the better part of the last ten years has worked well. Recent increases triggers questions and concerns, and these questions and concerns are best expressed verbally […]

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Wage Growth Accelerates

General Bill Handsaeme 3 Nov

Wage Growth Accelerates as Canada Posts Another Stellar Jobs Report in October The expected slowdown in the Canadian labour market did not materialize in October as full-time jobs surged and wage gains accelerated. Total employment increased by 35,300 last month and the unemployment rate rose a tick to 6.3% as the labour force participation rate […]

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