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Reverse Mortgages – Maybe not as evil as you thought

2017-07-26 | 07:27:59

The best part of writing about mortgages is that I get the chance to educate people about a topic which I find endlessly interesting. Reverse mortgages are certainly a topic which deserves some consideration. Everyone seems to be quite polarized over...

5 reasons the bank may turn you down for a mortgage

2017-07-24 | 18:43:00

Mortgage rules have become stricter over the past few years. Assuming you have a down payment, good credit and a good job, what could prevent you from obtaining financing for a home purchase?Below are five less obvious reasons a bank may turn you...

Banks & Credit Unions vs Monoline Lenders

2017-07-21 | 09:35:09

We are all familiar with the banks and local credit unions, but what are monoline lenders and why are they in the market?Mono, meaning alone, single or one, these lenders simply provide a single yet refined service: to fulfill mortgage financing as...

5 ways to boost your financial fitness

2017-07-05 | 11:28:12

Thinking about buying your first home?The race to home ownership is more like a marathon than a sprint: diligent planning, pacing and strategy are the keys to success. Are you ready to approach the starting line? Here are five ways to shape up and...

Things That Mortgage Professionals Wish Those with Damaged Credit Knew

2017-07-04 | 18:53:45

This is the fourth part of a series by Pam Pikkert of things the average mortgage professional wished people knew so that they would not be held back by inadvertent missteps.Life can go sideways and that is a fact. Illness, divorce, death, longest...

Welcome to Canada-Buying a home in Canada is a big step

2017-06-23 | 09:08:45

Oh Canada; Our home and Native Land.The land of opportunity.You’ve arrived in a new country with hopes and dreams. If you’re an immigrant like me, one of these dreams is to own a home, and what better way to put down roots.The first...