BUILD A PLAN TO MOVE INTO YOUR HOME

There’s nothing quite like stepping into your dream home for the very first time. You have achieved your goal of homeownership! However, the journey from home seeker to home buyer can be challenging – unless you have a well-defined plan and guidance from the right professionals. As a mortgage broker, here’s how I will help…

BANK OF CANADA RATE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1¼ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1½ per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per cent. Global economic activity remains broadly on track with the Bank’s April Monetary Policy Report (MPR) forecast. Recent data point to some upside to the…

Canadian Family Debt

Rising Rates & Toxic Debt

Rising rates & toxic debt. Just how big is the problem and what can be done about it? This is the million dollar question or should I say the $2 Trillion question. In the tail end of last year, Canadians amassed an astonishing $2 Trillion dollars of debt. Three-quarters of this debt come from mortgages, the…

Education in Real Estate is Key

Education in real estate is a key element in a successful real estate or financial decision you make. In 1999 when I got into this crazy world of finance I realized early on that consumers lacked in this fundamental component.  I have personally witnessed the ruin of many a man and woman. Trusting underqualified financial security…

Credit Score the First Element

Your credit score is the first element that is looked at when one applies for financing. You can say that it is the lifeblood of your financial profile. In Canada, we have two main credit reporting agencies. They are Equifax & Transunion. Both agencies gather and build profiles on Canadians and use that information to determine…

The Day After

The Canadian Real Estate Market has been put into a tailspin. It has been induced by overzealous and misguided government officials. The latest mortgage rules that are being put in place are nothing short of pure stupidity and a lack of fundamental understanding of how the market is structured. The two major markets that are…