WHAT SHOULD COME FIRST, THE HOUSE OR THE CAR?

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 21 Mar

So you just got a shiny new car, and now you want a shiny new home to go with it. Will that new car payment affect your mortgage pre- approval? The short answer… absolutely it will. Recently, I have encountered many people looking to pre-approve for a home purchase that do not qualify. While it Read More

THE DOWNSIZING DILEMMA

General Steve Marshall 17 Mar

With almost 50% of homeowners ready to retire and wishing to stay in their home and 30% of those people with most of their money tied up in home equity, the downsizing dilemma is real. Can they afford to stay in their home or is downsizing the better option. In the past, retired couples or Read More

MORTGAGE INSURANCE 101

General Steve Marshall 14 Mar

For a first-time home buyer, the types of insurance surrounding a mortgage can be confusing, so it’s important to know what insurance covers what. There are 3 main types of insurance to know about when buying a home. Mortgage Default Insurance – If you put less than 20% down on a home you are buying, Read More

INTEREST RATES NOSEDIVE AS BANK OF CANADA CUTS RATES 50 BPS

Latest News Steve Marshall 4 Mar

The Bank of Canada Brings Out The Big Guns Following yesterday’s surprise emergency 50 basis point (bp) rate cut by the Fed, the Bank of Canada followed suit today and signalled it is poised to do more if necessary. The BoC lowered its target for the overnight rate by 50 bps to 1.25%, suggesting that Read More

7 TIPS FOR BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME

General Steve Marshall 2 Mar

As a licensed Mortgage Broker, I am often asked “what do I need to know when buying my first home?” Everyone has their own aims and objects when buying their first home. As a Mortgage Broker, I specialize in making sure your financing is in order to facilitate your dreams of owning a home. Buying Read More