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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Young Canadians see buying a house or condo as a wise investment: RBC poll – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

TORONTO — More young Canadians believe owning a home is a very good investment, according to a new RBC home ownership poll. It says 86% of those aged 25-34 believe owning a house or condo is a solid investment, up from a reading of 78% last year. RBC says that attitude is also reflected in […]

Three pitfalls to consider before helping your kids buy a home – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

ROB CARRICK– The Globe and Mail In an increasingly unaffordable housing market, it’s natural for parents to want to help their kids buy a home. Talk to a real estate agent or mortgage broker and you’re bound to hear stories about parental financial help. “The bottom line is that when a first-time home buyer buys a […]

The rising tide of home ownership may have finally met its match – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Maybe there is one temptation out there to get Canadians to stop buying homes. Cheaper rent. Women the new ‘wildcard’ in the condo market The growing number of women buying condos might be creating a paradigm shift in the industry that planners didn’t expect. Find out more Anyone sitting on the sidelines considering whether to buy […]

10 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Get the most out of your money with these handy home-buying tips. More from Buying & Selling: 20 Best-Kept Secrets Filed under: Home Buying, Home Staging, Remodeling Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It IsIt’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t […]

The cost of buying a home: It’s not just the mortgage, silly! – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Associated costs include down payment, closing costs, moving costs and new appliances. By: Kristin Kent Special to the Star,  Adam Frank and his girlfriend MaryAnne, both 29, knew they wouldn’t become homeowners overnight. The two were realistic and grounded in their approach. They had conversations. They researched. They crunched numbers. Infographic: It’s your money (a practical guide) – […]

Tips and tricks to help first-time home buyers – Ask A Vancouver Mortgage Broker

By Kyle Green, Special To The Sun March 15, 2013 Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Tips+tricks+help+first+time+home+buyers/8103794/story.html#ixzz2OIUXBHr7 Did you know that two out of three Canadian families own a house? That is one of the highest rates of home ownership in the world. And for good reason . Real estate is a great investment. And with increasing housing prices, it’s all […]

Will you fund your retirement through home equity? – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Will you fund your retirement through home equity? Are you one of the many Canadians who did not make a contribution to your RRSP ahead of the March 1 deadline? Is it because you are bogged down by other debt, perhaps a hefty mortgage? While it’s become harder for first-time home buyers to get into […]

First Time Home Buyer – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

First Time Home Buyer Being a first time home buyer can be a scary yet exciting venture. For many people, buying a home is the most significant investment they will make. As aVancouvermortgage broker, I can tell you that if you plan carefully and get all your ducks in a row before you buy, the […]

Why cash rests in your home- Find a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Garry Marr |More from Garry Marr |  It’s become the new retirement savings plan — owning a home. What else is one to make of a country where about half of Canadians said they didn’t make a contribution to a registered retirement savings plan this year but close to 70% of households now own their home. Your […]

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, […]

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