The Blog

June 1, 2012

10-Year Mortgage Strategy – Is NOW The Time?

Simply put… YES. Never before have the 5-year fixed and 10-year fixed rates been priced so closely together! I have many good friends that are financial […]
May 24, 2012

Down Payment

OK, OK, I'm finally writing my first blog! I must admit I am feeling a little, no, a lot intimidated right now as I think the […]
May 23, 2012

What’s Your Best Rate?

So often this is the first question that clients ask. How can you blame them? The media and other outside influences have trained us to think […]
March 29, 2012

Canucks – This Is Our Home

March 28, 2012

Purchase Plus Improvements

With 85% loan-to-value being the maximum you are now able to refinance your property, property values staying more level, and 30 years being the maximum amortization […]
March 26, 2012

Boosting Home Value Through Renovations

Renovating homes is becoming ever-more popular these days. Part of the reason, as the following article eludes to, is the extremely popular reality TV shows that […]
March 7, 2012

Mortgage Penalties To Be Clarified

Finally! After two years of waiting, the Finance Department has announced a new "code" that will force banks and lenders to clearly state how their pre-payment […]
March 1, 2012

Mortgage Closing Costs

Clients ask me on a daily basis, "what are my closing costs going to be?" OR, "how much will I owe at the lawyers'?" These are […]
February 28, 2012

Bank of Canada on Debt

Here is a great summary on the BoC's Winter Review which was released last week. Definitely a few interesting points to take note of. Read the […]