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Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Paying off your mortgage faster can pay huge dividends

Paying down your mortgage faster. It’s one of those boilerplate suggestions that financial advisers love to make to their clients. After all, throwing extra money at the biggest debt most Canadians have can result in big interest savings and being mortgage-free years sooner. So why isn’t everyone doing that? According to a spring analysis by […]

Mortgage rules may be tighter for the self-employed, but options remain – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

If you are self-employed, live in a rural area or don’t have the best credit, you may find it increasingly difficult to get a mortgage. Yet while tighter lending rules are making it harder for some people get approved by a bank, going to a second or third-tier lender isn’t something everyone is comfortable with. […]

Five Tips For Negotiating a Mortgage

Leigh Doyle  When you’re buying your first house, negotiating for the mortgage can seem like the least fun and most complicated part of the process. But having no experience making one of life’s biggest purchases doesn’t mean you’re destined to pay the bank’s listed rate. Follow these five expert-approved tips to make you a better […]

Itemizing Up-Front Closing Costs

When you buy a new home, lenders like to see proof that you can cover the closing costs. To satisfy this condition you typically have to demonstrate your ability to pay an additional 1.5% of the purchase price at closing, on top of your down payment. But not everyone knows what closing costs entail. TD recently […]

Movin’ on up: more Canadians upgrading homes sooner

Movin’ on up: more Canadians upgrading homes sooner -2011 TD Canada Trust Repeat Home Buyers Report finds 7 in 10 repeat home buyers move earlier than they originally intended TORONTO (August 23, 2011) – Two-thirds of Canadian repeat home buyers are moving on to larger or more luxurious homes and many are moving earlier than […]