HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’RE READY TO BUY HOUSE?

General Steve Marshall 26 Nov

Here are 7 signs that you’re ready to buy your first home… 1. You have saved enough for the down payment Most people think the biggest hurdle to overcome when buying a house is saving up a down payment. You normally need to save at least 5% of the purchase price as a down payment. Read More

WINTER IS HERE! GET A WORRY FREE MORTGAGE!

General Steve Marshall 19 Nov

This time of year, there are a few less mortgage’s being done- not many people want to move into a new home in the snow. But if you want to get a worry free mortgage, this is a great time to be shopping. Scope out those potential neighborhoods – how many snow shovels? Will my Read More

PRINCIPAL & INTEREST

General Steve Marshall 13 Nov

Principal and interest are the two components that make up a mortgage payment. Principal is the portion of your payment that goes towards paying down the outstanding balance of your mortgage. Interest is the other portion of your payment which goes directly into the pockets of your lender and does not contribute to paying down Read More

5 C’S OF CREDIT TO GET A MORTGAGE

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 8 Nov

Whether you are buying your first home or have been a home owner for years, when you are looking at purchasing a property, finding the best mortgage solution for your specific situation can be an intimidating experience. Working with a licenced mortgage broker will ease that tension, along with knowing the basics of what lenders Read More

THE TALE OF THE FORGOTTEN MONEY

General Steve Marshall 4 Nov

Ever wonder what happens to bank accounts that are inactive, forgotten about and left unclaimed? The answer to that question is that you probably haven’t. I know the thought of it never really crossed my mind and I bet that would be the case for most Canadians. My initial thought was “Seriously? Who forgets they Read More