Pre-qualification vs Pre- approval

Pre-qualification vs Pre- approval

People often get confused between pre-approval, pre-qualification, and approval.  In this article, we will explore the differences between these three things. Pre-Approval: A pre-approval is simply a rate hold.  This is the confusing part for most people, as the term...

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What should you know before investing in a condo?

A condo is a short form of a Condominium residence. Buying a Condo is different from buying a house. There are some restrictions and regulations when it comes to condominiums. You may have heard that some people have mortgage issues when they apply for Condo...

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Products of note for Ontario Home-buyers

In Ontario and across Canada, home-buyers that meet the lending guidelines can purchase a home with only 5% down. This is not limited to first time home buyers. There are restrictions. If the purchase price is over $500,000.00 they will need 5% of the first...

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Spring Cleaning To Do List

Spring has officially sprung, so it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning! But what areas of our home should we target? What chores should make the cut? Let’s narrow down a few of the important ones to tackle this spring! Clean under the fridge and stove: ...

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Canadian Housing Market Showing Signs of “Cooling”?

Real Estate professionals have stated they are already seeing a “cool off” in recent weeks in the Canadian housing market. What’s the reason for this sudden change?In an effort to tame inflation, central banks across the world have indicated that they intend to hike...

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Mortgage Tips that will save you time and money!

    We all want the best mortgage rate we can get, but we should also make sure that the mortgage we end up in works in our best interests. Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing your mortgage!Pre-payment options - As interest rates rise, so does...

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How to help cope with rising inflation

As rates start to climb you may be wondering how to cope? You’re not alone! According to Statistics Canada, the Consumer Price Index rose at an annual rate of 5.1% in January. A record-breaking peak in the cost of food contributed to the cost of living going up at its...

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Interest Rate forecasts for 2022

Interest Rate forecasts for 2022

Here are what the big banks are predicting for interest rates in 2022 and a graph on how those changes affect purchase prices. Interest Rate forecasts for 2022"This might be why it is time to get a new mortgage or to review your current mortgage"Canada’s biggest banks...

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