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Category: Mortgage Tips & Advice (14 posts)

  • December 14, 2018 @ 11:26 AM
  • Posted by Mel Gilbert, AMP

Mortgage Broker vs Banker

Broker vs Banker You want it all: the best available rate with exactly the right features you need to live comfortably with your mortgage and pay if off in record time. If you want the perfect mort

  • July 14, 2017 @ 8:33 AM
  • Posted by Mel Gilbert, AMP

Understanding What The Term ‘Pre-Approval’ Really Involves

  By Jean-Guy Turcotte Red Deer Express Although going through the pre-approval process is more important than ever, the actual term ‘pre-approval’ is often misleading. It rea

  • June 28, 2017 @ 8:50 AM
  • Posted by Mel Gilbert, AMP

Top 10 Rules for Staging Homes from The Stagers

1. Grab them from the curb. You've seen them. Buyers hunkered low in their cars in front of your house, doing drive-bys before deciding whether to request a showing or attend an open

  • September 29, 2016 @ 9:44 AM
  • Posted by Mel Gilbert, AMP

How Bankruptcy Can Affect A New Mortgage

Paul Attfield The Globe and Mail, Published Monday, Sep. 26, 2016   While going bankrupt is likely not on anyone’s wish list of life experiences, when it does happen it needs to be dealt

  • September 9, 2016 @ 8:51 AM
  • Posted by Mel Gilbert, AMP

The Latest Homeowner's Conundrum: Buy First Or Sell First?

New homeowners face many problems, but hot markets are tricky for those looking to move up The Canadian Press Posted: Sep 08, 2016 1:45 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 09, 2016 6:08 AM ET Buyi

  • September 8, 2016 @ 9:31 AM
  • Posted by Mel Gilbert, AMP

A Look At The Closing Date For The Buyers Lawyer

A Look At The Closing Date For The Buyer’s Lawyer Dylan Nose, Ottawa Sun Sept 8, 2016 Purchasers always ask us if they can have the keys to their new property early in the morning on the clo

  • August 23, 2016 @ 9:49 AM
  • Posted by Mel Gilbert, AMP

Want to Buy a Home in the Next 5 Years? 5 Things You Should Do Now

Buying a home is a lot like running a marathon. Very few people can just decide to up and do it in the next day or two. It takes preparation, patience and perseverance. If you're looking to buy your

  • June 3, 2016 @ 9:51 AM
  • Posted by Mel Gilbert, AMP

Why Refinancing Your Mortgage May Be A Smart Bet

Samantha Brookes  Founder and CEO of Mortgages of Canada with 14 years of experience specializing in mortgages, debt consolidation, and refinancing. Why Refinancing Your Mortgage May Be A S

  • April 22, 2016 @ 9:57 AM
  • Posted by Mel Gilbert, AMP

A Millennials Guide To Buying A House

ROB CARRICK The Globe and Mail Congratulations to a couple we’ll call Bob and Carol on the purchase of their first home. Bob was nervous about buying into a market he considers ov

  • April 11, 2016 @ 9:51 AM
  • Posted by Mel Gilbert, AMP

Buying a House Before Yours Sells? A Bridge Loan Can Help

By CHRIS ATCHISON, Special to The Globe and Mail Shopping for homes in a red-hot market is no easy task.Just ask Caleigh and Rory Amelio, who recently relocated to Caledon, Ont., after selling thei

  • March 3, 2016 @ 11:02 AM
  • Posted by Mel Gilbert, AMP

Hunting For A Lower Mortgage Rate Could Cost You

Moving a collateral mortgage could set you back $1,000 by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press February 18th, 2016 Online only.   1 OTTAWA – Homebuyers tend to shop around for the be

  • April 8, 2015 @ 7:29 PM
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4 Strategies That Can Help You Get PreApproved

So, you've decided to take the big step and look into getting what will likely be the biggest loan of your entire life: a mortgage. Applying for a mortgage can be a bit of a nerve-wracking process, es

  • February 23, 2015 @ 12:54 PM
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5 easy ways to be mortgage free sooner!

We all know that paying off a mortgage as early as possible makes good financial sense. You’ll save significant interest costs and free up money for RRSPs and other investments, and changing l

  • September 30, 2014 @ 7:10 PM
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2 Out of 3 Do Not shop at Renewal

Every now and then we see a mortgage stat that’s a jaw-dropper. This finding from Manulife Bank is one of them. It suggests there are a lot more people with money to burn than one might expec