6 Jul

The benefits of using a real estate agent

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Posted by: James Wynters

  The right real estate agent will help you through every step of buying or selling your home. Like any relationship, you want to ask questions, get to know your agent before agreeing to have them work with you.  Let’s take a look at some of the things you should consider when looking for an […]

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8 Jun

9 Reasons People Break Their Mortgage.

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Posted by: James Wynters

Did you know, approximately 60 percent of people break their mortgage before their mortgage term matures? While this is not necessarily avoidable, most homeowners are blissfully unaware of the penalties that can be incurred when you break your mortgage contract – and sometimes, these penalties can be painfully expensive. Below are some of the most […]

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30 May

The Rate Debate.

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Posted by: James Wynters

One of the first questions that potential buyers want answered is: “What is your interest rate?” It is easy to think that this is the most important question, but there is a lot more to your mortgage contract than just the rate. And so, the rate debate continues! The rate debate is a hot topic […]

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4 May

Process in the Paperwork.

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Posted by: James Wynters

    Documents Required to Qualify for a MortgageMortgages can sometimes feel like endless stacks of paperwork, but being prepared in advance can save you time and stress! Getting your mortgage pre-approved is part of this prep-process, and will make things easy in the long run. In order to get pre-approved, the lender must have […]

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22 Apr

5 Things to Consider When Building Your New Home.

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Posted by: James Wynters

  Building a new home is an exciting adventure but requires very different considerations. To help you have the best experience building a home, we have put together the 5 most important considerations. 1. it’s all in the numbers Regardless of whether you are shopping for a pre-built home, or are looking to create your […]

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13 Apr

Affordable Housing is a Key Theme in Federal Budget 2022

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Posted by: James Wynters

  Today’s budget announced a $10 billion package of proposals intended to reduce the cost of housing in Canada (see box below). The fundamental problem is insufficient supply to meet the demands of a rapidly growing population base. Thanks to the federal government’s policy to rapidly increase immigration since 2015, new household formation has risen far faster […]

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5 Apr

Spring into Action in 3 Simple Steps.

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Posted by: James Wynters

  Spring is here and that means we’re embarking on the best time to start getting outside and enjoy more of what the beautiful outdoors has to offer. From weekend hikes, to community running events, don’t underestimate the power of a quick ‘at-home workout’ to compliment leg, ankle, and core strengthening before you hit the […]

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21 Mar

The Credit Challenge.

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Posted by: James Wynters

  For most people, credit score isn’t something you spend much time thinking about. Especially if you are someone who is making good money and paying all your bills on time. When you are in that boat, it feels pretty good! But, when you miss a payment or you struggle to pay all those credit […]

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8 Mar

Power Up Your Finances.

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Posted by: James Wynters

Let’s face it, mere mention of the word “money” can make people shift in discomfort. In an era in which the veils are being lifted off many societal taboos, a shroud of shame hangs stubbornly over money talk – we’re taught to fear it, we’re taught it’s too complicated, and those are all messages meant […]

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22 Feb

Staying Out of the Penalty Box.

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Posted by: James Wynters

  When it comes to mortgages, it is easy to focus on the rates and your current situation, but the reality is that life happens and when it does, rates won’t be the only thing that matters.First and foremost, the most important thing to remember is that a mortgage is a contract. That means that […]

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