Regardless of whether you find this topic fascinating or dull, knowing your options when it comes to Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) can really be quite helpful!
So you've finally taken that leap and started your own consulting business, cleaning company, Etsy shop, or other career as a self employed person. Or maybe you've been doing contract work for a while now? You may have jumped both feet in or you may just be starting off part-time. In any case, if buying… Continue reading SELF EMPLOYED & WANTING TO BUY? The 4 Things You NEED To Know
6 Interesting Facts About Mortgages to Consider & 4 Random, Fun Facts
What to expect with the Bank of Canada's 2nd increase of their Overnight Rate this year... This change affects variable interest rate mortgages and any credit facilities that are tied to Prime (such as credit cards, lines of credits, and loans).
Interest rates are on the rise. What's happening? If you have a variable rate, should you consider locking in? What is you already have a fixed rate? What if you're still house-hunting?
So we see things on the news, hear them again on the radio, then (sometimes) learn another version of it all from friends, family, or random blog posts. Here's a summary of what's really going on.
By now you must have heard about the mortgage qualifying "Stress Test". The Stress Test was implemented to protect you so that if rates substantially increase during your term, come renewal time, even with the higher rate, you should still be able to afford your mortgage payments. Basically...
So you've found a new home but move in before you receive the sale proceeds from your current home? Not a problem if you don't need to use the sales proceeds for your down payment but what if you do? Read on to see if Bridge Financing is an option for you!
Homeowners who are selling a property at the same time as buying, are often the least serviced customers in the mortgage industry. If you are both buying and selling your home, you are now managing TWO transactions instead of one and should contact a Mortgage Broker to have a thorough discussion of your mortgage plan and goals.
Separating from a spouse is emotionally draining and this is often compounded when the largest asset in many relationships, the matrimonial home, is a factor. Sometimes, both parties want to sell and buy new homes but other times, one person may want to keep the home and pay their Ex out for his/her share of the equity.