What do higher rates mean for mortgage affordability?

It’s important to note that although rates may be higher now than before, we are starting to see them decrease. Additionally, property values have stabilized. If your rate is lower and is maturing in the next year or two, you may want to consider blending the interest rate to capitalize on the lower rate you…

Overwhelmed by debt? I can help.

Did you know that the average Canadian has a mortgage debt of over $350,000? On top of that, many have other debts such as auto loans and lines of credit, which can add up to over $30,000 and $35,000 respectively. If you’re struggling to keep up with multiple payments and high-interest rates, debt consolidation might…

The BIG Advantages of Pre-Approval

I talk a lot about the importance of getting pre-approved for a mortgage, but do you truly understand how it will benefit you? 1) You will know your borrowing capacity – If you know how much you’re pre-approved for, you can plan your mortgage payments and determine exactly what your budget can afford each month.…

What you need to know about down payments

If you are purchasing a home that is $500,000 or less, the minimum down payment is 5% or less. If your down payment in this price range is less than 20%, you will require mortgage default insurance. If you are purchasing a home that is over $500,000 but less than $1 Million, a down payment…