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Should You Spend the Full Mortgage Amount You're Approved For?

Should You Spend the Full Mortgage Amount You're Approved For?

March 27, 2019 | Posted by: Don Stoddart

Before you start shopping for a new home, you'll need to know exactly how much house you can afford. Otherwise, you could end up in a home that is way out of your budget. What you qualify for may not ...

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Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates – Refinance Your Mortgage Today!

Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates – Refinance Your Mortgage Today!

March 20, 2019 | Posted by: Don Stoddart

Borrowers are loving the current record low interest rates, and homeowners stand to benefit even more. If you bought your home more than a few years ago, you could probably benefit from a refinance ...

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Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

March 13, 2019 | Posted by: Don Stoddart

Debt. It's something almost everyone will have at some point in their life. But what happens when your debt begins to get the better of you? What options are available? Some simple strategies can he ...

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Why You Need an Emergency Fund And How to Get One

Why You Need an Emergency Fund And How to Get One

March 6, 2019 | Posted by: Don Stoddart

Building an emergency fund is something most people know they should do but few actually get around to doing. A recent study found that nearly two-thirds of Americans did not have an emergency fund, a ...

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The Benefits of Investing in Income Producing Properties

The Benefits of Investing in Income Producing Properties

February 27, 2019 | Posted by: Don Stoddart

Making money in any real estate venture is a difficult task, and many people don't have the skills (or the stomach) for flipping houses. An alternative to this intrinsically risky activity is to purch ...

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4 Hidden Problems That Could Be Hurting Your Home Sale

4 Hidden Problems That Could Be Hurting Your Home Sale

February 20, 2019 | Posted by: Don Stoddart

One of the biggest fears that home sellers have is that their property will end up on the real estate market for months on end. This is a nightmare for a number of reasons. First of all, having your h ...

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Reverse Mortgages for Health Care Costs

Reverse Mortgages for Health Care Costs

April 18, 2018 | Posted by: Don Stoddart

Healthcare costs for aging Canadians is a topic that many retirees have underestimated. In fact, in the 2014 Sun Life Canadian Health Index, 44% of Canadians didn’t expect to pay anything for th ...

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Reverse Mortgage Facts You Need to Know

Reverse Mortgage Facts You Need to Know

April 3, 2018 | Posted by: Don Stoddart

Reverse Mortgages have been available in Canada for almost 25 years now however there are still many myths about what it is exactly. Let us help you distinguish fact from fiction.What is a Reverse Mor ...

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What is the true cost of a Reverse Mortgage?

What is the true cost of a Reverse Mortgage?

March 21, 2018 | Posted by: Don Stoddart

Reverse mortgages are commonly mistaken for charging a lot of upfront costs. In reality, the CHIP Reverse Mortgage has many of the same costs as a regular mortgage in Canada.Interest RatesReverse mort ...

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