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Friday, December 16th, 2016

Getting a divorce? Here are four things to consider before selling your real estate

About 70,000 Canadian marriages end up in divorce every year. It’s an emotional decision that is almost impossible to decouple from the financial implications that follow. Financial planners often say divorce is one of the worst decisions you can make, at least from a personal finance point of view. We know that, in general, married […]

Bank of Canada warns Toronto’s condo market a ‘pocket of vulnerability’ in Canada’s housing sector – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Pamela Heaven The Bank of Canada singled out Toronto’s condo market in its report on risks facing the country’s economy and financial system Thursday. The central bank said in its Financial System Review that though Canada’s housing market was broadly in line with demand, the level of condo building was significantly above historical averages. “While some of […]

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 […]

Renovations demand flexible financing choices – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Fourth in a series. Whether you are selling your home, buying a new one or simply planning to stay put, renovations will at some point likely become a part of your financial planning. You may decide to renovate to get your house ready to put on the market and perhaps increase the selling price. You […]

3 Reasons to Refinance Your Mortgage – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Refinancing your mortgage – it sounds scary at first! But having the option to refinance can actually be a good thing. In fact, refinancing your mortgage can be a great financial tool – one that helps you accomplish financial goals at a low interest rate – but be careful! A refinance leaves you on the hook […]

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 […]

A money pit on wheels: The real cost of owning a car – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

A money pit on wheels: The real cost of owning a car ROB CARRICK– The Globe and Mail Cars are a problem in personal finance, but they’ve been getting a free ride. The surge in home sales in recent years and its impact on family finances has received non-stop attention in the past couple of years. […]

A clear mortgage policy- Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Jim Murphy, Special to Financial Post The Canadian housing and mortgage markets receive extensive attention by economists, analysts and the media. The purchase of a home after all is the largest financial commitment that an individual will make in his or her lifetime. Since 2008 and the height of the financial crisis, the federal government […]

Are you meeting these money management milestones? – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

LINDA STERN – WASHINGTON — Reuters Life spans are long, and not everyone lives on a “house and kids by 30, first million by 50” kind of schedule. Nevertheless, there are financial milestones that it helps to hit at every stage. Here is my list, by decade. If you are late on a few, that’s no big deal. […]

Bridge financing can ease closing day stress – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Bridge financing could have saved the day last month when a series of disasters on closing day caused three related real estate deals to fall apart. Published on Fri Aug 16 2013 Bridge financing could have saved the day last month when a series of disasters on closing day caused three related real estate deals […]

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