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Noose Tightens for Potential Homebuyers Standing on Edge – Find a trusted mortgage broker in Vancouver

Noose Tightens for Potential Homebuyers Standing on Edge Anyone who has worked in the real estate business knows how important first time buyers are for residential real estate prices; this includes your trusted mortgage broker in Vancouver. The fact is, new buyers make up a substantial volume of the water on which home prices float. […]

Hurdles Rise for Entry-Level Buyers

Residential real estate relies on first-time buyers, like McDonalds relies on kids loving hamburgers. We need constant demand from young people to keep home prices on the incline. So what happens when it gets harder for fledgling buyers to qualify for the same priced house? With other things equal, prices should drop to meet that new […]

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 […]

To Buy or not to Buy, that’s a Pretty Big Question (part 2) for first time buyers

To Buy or not to Buy, that’s a Pretty Big Question (part 2) This is part 2 of a 2 part series on down-payments for first time buyers. BMO Capital Markets deputy chief economist, Doug Porter estimates that to save a 5% down-payment (as mentioned in part 1 of the article) and have access to […]

To Buy or not to Buy, that’s a Pretty Big Question (part 1)

To Buy or not to Buy, that’s a Pretty Big Question (part 1) This is part 1 of a 2 part series on down-payments for first-time buyers. A recent survey from TD Canada Trust indicated that 60% of recent homebuyers were not pleased with their down payment. A larger down-payment benefits the buyer in a […]

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 […]

Save up for a down payment? The young adult’s struggle

If you asked 100 recent home buyers if they were satisfied with the size of their down payment, as many as 60 of them would say no. That’s what TD Canada Trust found in a recent survey of first time home buyers. This finding is hardly surprising: A bigger down payment means less interest paid, easier refinancing, […]

Home ownership trumps renting in personal finance stakes

July 29, 2011 by  
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Owning the roof over your head should still be a goal for most Canadians as paying rent is like paying someone else’s mortgage, experts say. The Bank of Canada gave its clearest signal so far this week that interest rates are set to rise, while a growing number of real estate watchers and some economists […]

Canadians aim to pay mortgages sooner

Canadian homebuyers are showing “a high level of financial literacy,” according to a new Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. survey that found both high levels of research and a determination to pay off mortgages quickly. The survey, released Wednesday, said 75 per cent of respondents felt it “very important” to pay off their mortgages as soon […]

Who says it takes two? Many first time homebuyers fly solo on the house-hunt

Who says it takes two? Many first time homebuyers fly solo on the house-hunt – 2011 TD Canada Trust First Time Homebuyers Report finds majority of men and a third of women purchase their first home on their own – TO VIEW AN HTML SOCIAL MEDIA VERSION OF THIS RELEASE PLEASE VISIT http://www.smrmediaroom.ca/TDFirstTimeBuyer TORONTO, June 15, […]

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