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The 5 mortgage elements you need to know before you sign!

  • Posted by Chris Cabel
  • On October 12, 2018
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Before you purchase a home, there are a couple things you need to figure out first!  One of the very first decisions you need to make is whether you want to work with a financial representative from a specific bank or rather a mortgage broker who is independent from a bank.  Next, you want to find a realtor that best understands your specific needs […]
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Winter is coming – time to start slow-cooking

  • Posted by Abby LaRocque
  • On September 10, 2018
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Nothing is worse than coming home to an empty fridge, no leftovers and ‘hangry’ kids, adults, grandparents – the whole bunch is just not happy. Before the snow puts a damper on your mood, your travel plans, your utility bill (Canadian winters, am I right?) Here are some slow-cooker meals you can prepare for when […]
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Avoiding “Sticker Shock” when it comes to mortgage renewal

  • Posted by Chris Cabel
  • On July 10, 2018
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The time has come, you need to renew your mortgage.   How do I renew my mortgage? Several years back, you got a $350,000 mortgage with a 25 years amortization at the great rate of 2.24%. Your mortgage payments are $1,522 per month.   We are now in what the financial brainboxes call “an escalating rate environment” also known as […]
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What’s happened to conventional mortgages?

  • Posted by Chris Cabel
  • On June 25, 2018
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What have they become? Well, in one word – complicated. Since more and more people are coming to us with troubling questions as to how they should handle their next steps, we thought we would share Sharron’s story. Sharron has a $400,000 mortgage with an 20% downpayment adding up to $80,000. We have reproduced 3 […]
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