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Saturday, September 23rd, 2023


HOW A DLC MORTGAGE BROKER CAN REALLY HELP YOU! How a DLC Mortgage Broker Can REALLY Help You!While it’s certainly easy to be intimidated by the prices that you might see as you browse MLS into the wee hours of the night, mortgage interest rates are still at a historical low. If you’re looking at […]


  CONSTRUCTION MORTGAGE PART 2 – THE BUDGET, THE LOAN AND THE KEY POINTS YOU NEED TO KNOW Construction Mortgage Part 1 – Serviced vs Unserviced LotsThe first of our Construction Mortgage Blogs covered the basics of what you would need to know for this complicated mortgage type. In this second part, we will cover […]


IS THE BC HOME PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM RIGHT FOR YOU? BC HOMEThe BC HOME Partnership Program was created for first time home buyers who have good credit and good income but do not meet the requirements for a minimum 5 percent down payment. With at least 2.5% down payment the BC Home Partnership Program will allow […]

It’s taxes versus a mortgage for the self-employed

Eighty of mortgage broker Dustan Woodhouse’s clients who were approved for a mortgage in 2011 wouldn’t have qualified for the same mortgage today. In the summer of 2012, Canada’s financial regulator introduced Guideline B-20 as a way of tightening up the banks’ approval processes. Part of B-20 requires banks to examine incomes more closely, but […]

Breaking Down Debt: How 4 Different Loans Affect Your Mortgage-Worthiness

Want to get a new mortgage? Then, your credit score is a really big deal — it can make or break your mortgage payments, and ultimately determine whether or not you get the house you want. But before we talk about credit scores, let’s talk about the debt that affects them. There are two types […]

Lenders Worries – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Not many lenders go on record forecasting a housing bubble, but what they say in private surveys is another matter. FICO, a consumer analytics firm, released poll results on Tuesday that show just how concerned lenders are about housing overvaluation. But its data, which was picked up by multiple media outlets, featured responses primarily from […]

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. […]

Don’t get complacent about risks of housing downturn, OSFI warns lenders and insurers – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Canada’s top banking regulator is urging mortgage lenders and insurers not to grow complacent despite healthy bank capital levels and predictions of a soft landing in the housing market. 5 questions to help you decide whether to rent or buy a home In a speech at a C.D. Howe Institute housing conference on Thursday, Mark […]

Cash-back mortages: A deal from your bank that regulators are not keen on – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

It’s the last refuge of those who don’t have money, but still want to own a home. You want some of these record low rates on the market but you’re locked into a mortgage. Just break it, right? Not so fast, there’s a key question you need to ask before you commit to break a […]

Mortgage shopping? Two stars and four dogs from today’s market – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

ROBERT MCLISTER–  Special to The Globe and Mail Eight months ago, some were proclaiming the end of 2.99-per-cent five-year mortgage rates, for years to come. And now, low and behold, they’re back. But you have to hunt much harder for 2.99 per cent than you did last spring. Some lenders, especially banks, are wary of […]

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