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Canada's New Updated Mortgage Charter

Canada's New Updated Mortgage Charter

November 23, 2023 | Posted by: Karen Lesser

The Canadian Mortgage Charter spells out the rights consumers have when they are renegotiating mortgages. It calls on financial institutions to provide better relief measures over the next three y ...

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Understanding Fixed vs. Variable Rate Mortgages

Understanding Fixed vs. Variable Rate Mortgages

November 15, 2023 | Posted by: Karen Lesser

If you're on the cusp of getting a mortgage, or if you're considering refinancing, you've likely encountered the terms "fixed rate" and "variable rate" mortgage. These are the two primary pathways i ...

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6 things to know about capital gains and taxes for people across Canada

6 things to know about capital gains and taxes for people across Canada

November 2, 2023 | Posted by: Karen Lesser

So, you made some cash selling your property or stocks at a higher price than you bought them for? High five! But before you start celebrating, there's this thing called capital gains that might show ...

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Tips for Improving Your Credit Score Before Applying for a Mortgage

Tips for Improving Your Credit Score Before Applying for a Mortgage

November 1, 2023 | Posted by: Karen Lesser

Tips for Improving Your Credit Score Before Applying for a Mortgage For many people, buying a home is a significant milestone in their lives. However, getting approved for a mortgage is ...

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Bank Of Canada Rate Update October 25, 2023

Bank Of Canada Rate Update October 25, 2023

October 25, 2023 | Posted by: Karen Lesser

Bank of Canada maintains policy rate, continues quantitative tightening The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at 5%, with the Bank Rate at 5.25% and the deposit rate at 5% ...

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Mortgage Strategies in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Mortgage Strategies in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

October 24, 2023 | Posted by: Karen Lesser

Hello dear readers, Let's have a coffee chat, shall we? If we were sitting in a cozy café, sipping on lattes (or your beverage of choice), today's hot topic of conversation would undoubtedly revol ...

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Leveraging Your Home Equity to Help Purchase a Home For Your Children: A Prudent Move?

Leveraging Your Home Equity to Help Purchase a Home For Your Children: A Prudent Move?

October 6, 2023 | Posted by: Karen Lesser

Navigating Parental Assistance in Home Purchases The concept of parents aiding their children in stepping onto the property ladder is not a new one yet it is not ubiquitously adopted. A 2021 ...

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Understanding and Utilizing Home Equity

Understanding and Utilizing Home Equity

October 1, 2023 | Posted by: Karen Lesser

If you've consistently made mortgage payments over the years, you've been accumulating home equity. As this equity grows, homeowners can access it, converting it into cash for various purposes, from h ...

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Unlocking the Door to Your Dream Home: Exploring First-Time Homebuyer Options

Unlocking the Door to Your Dream Home: Exploring First-Time Homebuyer Options

September 27, 2023 | Posted by: Karen Lesser

Unlocking the Door to Your Dream Home: Exploring First-Time Homebuyer Options Home Sweet Home: these three words hold a special place in our hearts. Owning a home is a dream many of us aspire to ...

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Can a first-time home buyer have a mortgage co-signer?

Can a first-time home buyer have a mortgage co-signer?

September 17, 2023 | Posted by: Karen Lesser

Can New Home Buyers in Canada Use a Mortgage Co-Signer? Struggling to secure a mortgage or need a financial boost? Consider bringing in a co-signer. Dive deeper into this and other home-buying tact ...

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