WHO PAYS YOUR MORTGAGE BROKER? NOT YOU!

General Steve Marshall 26 Jun

If you’re looking to get a mortgage and considering a mortgage broker, there’s a good chance you’re wondering about how much the service costs. Good news! Clients looking to get a standard residential mortgage pay no fees to the broker. On standard residential mortgages, it’s 100% free for the clients. We’re paid by the bank Read More

HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT

General Steve Marshall 25 Jun

When you purchase a home as a first time home buyer, you have a third benefit on top of the First Time Home Buyers’ Program and the Home Buyers Program- the Home Buyer Tax Credit. The Home Buyer Tax Credit allows you to claim $5,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home in the year Read More

Home Buyers’ Plan

General Steve Marshall 17 Jun

The Home Buyers’ Plan is a Canada wide program that allows individuals to withdraw a certain amount from their Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) for the purposes of qualifying for a home or if you are planning to help a related person who may have a disability. Currently, the maximum amount an individual can withdraw Read More

Debt: To consolidate or not to consolidate? That is the question

General Steve Marshall 14 Jun

 

If you are a Canadian living in debt, you are not alone. According to Statistics Canada, household debt grew faster than income last year, with Canadians owing $1.79 for every dollar of household disposable income to debt(1). • Canadian households use almost 15% of income for debt re-payment(1). • 7.3% of this re-payment goes towards Read More

The predatory lending surge is here

Latest News Steve Marshall 12 Jun

The predatory lending surge is here

 

As we’ve been reporting for months on our North East blog, instead of protecting many homeowners, the federal government’s restrictive mortgage rules are pushing people out of the safe mortgage market, and into the arms of secondary lenders. By pushing people to the alternative lending market, they’re being pushed away from the safe harbour of Read More

Reverse Mortgages – Trending Now

Latest News Steve Marshall 7 Jun

 

With approximately 1,000 people retiring every day in Canada, it’s not surprising that there has been an increased demand for Reverse Mortgages. A Reverse Mortgage can assist people aged 55+ to realize their dreams in retirement. Whether they want to travel, help their kids or grand kids or even just supplement their monthly income, a Read More