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Monday, February 13th, 2017

3 STEPS TO KEEP YOUR CREDIT IN CHECK

3 STEPS TO KEEP YOUR CREDIT IN CHECK 3 Steps to Keep Your Credit In CheckIf you have have overextended yourself with credit card debt, or have consolidated all of your consumer debt into your mortgage, or are at the point where you just want to cancel your credit cards, we have the 3 steps […]

Household debt worries ease as pace of mortgage borrowing slows in May: study – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Royal Bank says Canadians have been slowing down the amount of debt they are taking on to buy real estate, easing concerns about household vulnerability. The RBC paper notes that overall household debt accumulation remained flat-lined at 4.2 per cent growth in May, about the same level as the previous three months. Outstanding mortgage debt […]

How to get your savings back on track – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

GETSMARTERABOUTMONEY.CA Special to The Globe and Mail Whether it’s a job loss, a significant decline on your investments, or a large, unexpected expense, everyone faces financial setbacks. If it happens to you, saving money may be the last thing on your mind. These 4 steps can help get you back on track — and back […]

The rise of the miserable Canadian homeowner – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

ROB CARRICK – The Globe and Mail Consider the financial misery factor before you buy a house. That’s where the constraints of paying a mortgage and all the other usual costs of living leave you feeling frustrated and unhappy about your finances. Even real estate agents concede that such a phenomenon exists. “It’s been disturbing to watch […]

More Canadians in debt, making lower monthly payments poll finds – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

By: Linda Nguyen The Canadian Press A new poll suggests that more Canadians are in debt this year and taking longer to settle their accounts. The study released Wednesday by the Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) found that 83 per cent of Canadians surveyed admit to having some form of debt, an increase from 74 per cent a […]

The Gen Y Reality: Expensive to Live, Easy to Spend, Struggle to Save – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

TD research finds high cost of education, lower salaries and high debt load biggest barriers to saving for 20-somethings today compared to 40 years ago.  TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ – According to new research from TD Canada Trust, more than a third of Gen Y (34%) admit they find it an almost impossible struggle […]

7 Characteristics of Debt-Free People – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

By Dave Ramsey Family #1 manages to pay off $40,000 in debt in two years on a $35,000 annual income. Family #2 makes $100,000 a year but can’t seem to make the slightest dent in the same amount of debt. Why is that? Obviously, the second family has a spending problem. They make plenty of […]

Canadian homeowners don’t expect to be mortgage-free until they’re 57: CIBC – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

TORONTO – The average Canadian homeowner doesn’t think they’ll be mortgage-free until they’re 57 – two years longer than what they expected last year, a survey by CIBC suggests. The survey also found that half of those surveyed said other debt, from credit cards to lines of credit, have increased and impeded their ability to […]

YOUNGER CANADIANS PUT BRAKES ON DEBT IN 2012, OLDER KEEP BORROWING

YOUNGER CANADIANS PUT BRAKES ON DEBT IN 2012, OLDER KEEP BORROWING Click here to download PDF report Highlights •  In 2012, Canadian household debt grew at its slowest pace since 2003 and the upward trend in the  household debt-to-income ratio ebbed. Ipsos Reid survey data suggests that there was diverging  borrowing behaviour across age groups […]

How to Pay your Mortgage and Save Money at the Same Time – From your Vancouver Mortgage Broker

How to Pay your Mortgage and Save Money at the Same Time – From your Vancouver Mortgage Broker It’s never really overly wise to tell your lender that you are looking to buy a house which you can afford. You can take it from your Vancouver mortgage broker that when you’re looking at buying a […]

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