Mastering Money with a Mortgage

Mastering Money Management with a Mortgage! Buying a home is a huge milestone, but managing your money with a mortgage can feel challenging. Here are some tips to help you stay on top of your finances: Create a Budget  List out all your monthly income and expenses. Include your mortgage payment, utilities, insurance, groceries, and…

What does it mean to renew your mortgage?

In Canada, the majority of people who buy property do so by taking out a mortgage, which is typically repaid over a specific period of time through a process called amortization. However, most mortgage contracts only last for a period of one to five years. Once the contract comes to an end, the homeowner is…

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…

How Does Inflation Affect Your Mortgage

Inflation is a natural part of a healthy economy, but if it rises too quickly, it can become problematic. When inflation increases rapidly, everyone tries to raise their prices to keep up, which can cause the value of the currency to plummet. This can lead to a recession and, in some extreme cases, currencies have…

Get a head start on your finances for 2024

Managing your finances does not need to be complicated! It just needs to be simple, consistent and effective. 1- If you’re finding that everything is expensive and you’re having a hard time prioritizing your spending every month, create a budget and a plan. 2- With current interest rates, paying down your debt needs to be a…

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…

What is a FHSA?

Introducing the First Home Savings Account (FHSA), a registered savings plan created by the federal government in 2022. The purpose of an FHSA is to assist you in saving for your first home, completely tax-free. Who’s eligible? Are you eligible for an FHSA? Any Canadian who is 18 years or older and has never purchased…

Fixed Vs. Variable

The variable vs. fixed mortgage rate decision is one of the biggest a borrower will make when selecting their mortgage. Many of my clients are choosing a 3 – 5 year fixed rate right now, as we suspect the rates will trend downwards after the 3-year period.  It’s a decision that will affect a homeowner for…