Mortgage Renewal Benefits

financial Leslie Morris 12 Dec

Is your mortgage coming up for renewal? Do you know about all the incredible options renewing your mortgage can afford you? If not, we have all the details here on how to make your mortgage renewal work for you as we start to think about 2024. Get a Better Rate Are you aware that when […]

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How do you Measure Your Financial Growth?

financial Leslie Morris 11 Sep

If you are reading this you probably have a keen interest in improving your financial situation — but how are you going to measure your progress? The easiest way is by setting and achieving a goal. This could be short-term and focused, like wiping out a credit card debt. On the other hand, it could […]

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Unlocking Home Equity: The Benefits of a Reverse Mortgage vs a HELOC.

financial Leslie Morris 6 Jun

Do you need help to meet your retirement income needs? With rising inflation, accessing sufficient cashflow for your desired lifestyle can be challenging. However, with over 70% of Canadians owning their homes, tapping into home equity can be the cashflow solution you need. Tapping into Home Equity If you want to remain in your current home, a […]

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Frequently (and not so frequently!) Asked Mortgage Questions

mortgage Leslie Morris 25 May

New to mortgages? Have questions but not sure where to start? We have the answers! What is the best interest rate I can qualify for? Your credit score plays a big role in the interest rate you can qualify for. The riskier you appear as a borrower, the higher your rate will be. While it […]

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Mortgage Pre-Approval vs. Pre-Qualification

financial Leslie Morris 27 Apr

When it comes to getting a mortgage, there are a few things you can do in advance to make the mortgage process easier! getting pre-qualified The purpose of mortgage pre-qualification is to help you get a general idea of what you can afford when shopping for your new home. Pre-qualification will take your own assessment […]

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Do you need title insurance for a new-build home?

mortgage Leslie Morris 28 Feb

The housing supply shortage is one of the top issues in Canada’s real estate market. To address it, cities like Calgary are seeing a massive boom in new-build housing. New construction offers many advantages, like more energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Their titles can also feel less risky to transfer. After all, if the land […]

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4 Key Things to Know about a Second Mortgage

financial Leslie Morris 8 Feb

A second mortgage is a mortgage that is taken out against a property that already has a home loan (mortgage) on it. Generally people take out second mortgages to satisfy short-term cash or liquidity requirements, have an investment opportunity or to pay off higher-interest debts (such as credit cards and student loans) that a second […]

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5 House Hunting Mistakes to Avoid.

financial Leslie Morris 21 Dec

Buying a home is one of the largest investments you will ever make! In order to make your home hunting experience the best it can be, there are a few key mistakes to avoid and be aware of before you start your journey: Not Getting Pre-Approved: One of the most important aspects of buying a home […]

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Retirement Worries Weighing you Down?

mortgage Leslie Morris 14 Nov

It’s natural to have uneasiness over the state of your retirement preparedness due to the inherent uncertainties involved: How long will I live? Will my health or my spouse’s health fail? and when? How much will my current assets and investments grow in value? How will inflation impact the next 5, 10 or 20 years? […]

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5 Tips to Reduce Heating Costs

financial Leslie Morris 14 Nov

When it comes to the winter season, it can be easy to go overboard when it comes to heating – but there is a better way! With a little awareness – and the right preparation – heating your home this winter won’t have to cost you a fortune. To help you save, we have put […]

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