25 Sep

Bridge Financing – How Does It Work?

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Posted by: Jeff Parsons

Rarely in life do things go as planned, especially in real estate. In a perfect world, when buying a new home, most people want to take possession of their new house before having to move out of the old one. This makes moving a lot easier and allows you time for painting or renovations prior […]

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19 Sep

Mortgage Basics – Types of Insurance

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Posted by: Jeff Parsons

In part one of this two-part series, we will look at the types of insurances you will hear about during the mortgage process. Sometimes it is a good idea to revisit the basics when looking at a complex thing like a mortgage. There can be misunderstandings which crop up. The mortgage process can be very […]

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13 Sep

Gather Your Mortgage’s Down Payment

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Posted by: Jeff Parsons

For many people, saving enough for a down payment on a house is not an easy task. (You can’t rely on finding One-Eyed Willy’s treasure like they did in the Goonies movie, either!) Once you have an idea as to how much you can afford on your home, relative to your salary and monthly costs, […]

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1 Sep

How mortgage rates work

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Posted by: Jeff Parsons

Ever wonder how your mortgage rate is determined? What factors make it jump from percentage to percentage? We are getting down to the nitty gritty today and giving you the facts on what impacts mortgage rates. What affects a Mortgage Rate? There are 10 factors that affect a mortgage rate: 1. Location Depending on which […]

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25 Aug

Managing your Mortgage

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Posted by: Jeff Parsons

Why is it important for you to have a mortgage manager? Reaching your financial goals is attainable! There are some things to consider before securing your mortgage: Is there a potential of you buying an investment property or a vacation home? Are you considering scaling up or downsizing? Do you think you might move or […]

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15 Aug

Secrets for building your credit

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Posted by: Jeff Parsons

Over the years, I have come across all sorts of people who have had no idea what their credit score is. Some of them have declared to me that they have great credit only to find that they had poor credit scores or a number of late payments. I have also had people tell me […]

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14 Aug

The Role of a Mortgage Broker

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Posted by: Jeff Parsons

Buying a home is a big step – a big, very exciting, potentially stressful step! How can you take the hassle out of the equation and keep your buying experience super positive? Easy… Surround yourself with a team of experienced professionals! Many experienced realtors insist on starting your financing first, that’s where your Mortgage Broker […]

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26 Jul

Reverse Mortgages – Maybe not as evil as you thought

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Posted by: Jeff Parsons

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 this issue so it seems it is past time we took a closer look. […]

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24 Jul

5 reasons the bank may turn you down for a mortgage

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Posted by: Jeff Parsons

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 down: It’s not you, it’s the building Hate to be the […]

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5 Jul

5 ways to boost your financial fitness

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Posted by: Jeff Parsons

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 boost your financial fitness so you’re set for success. 1. […]

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