Category Archives: Home

Canadian Housing Market to Remain Steady in 2011


This article is taken directly from the CMHC website: OTTAWA, August 24, 2011 — Housing starts are forecast to remain steady in 2011 and 2012, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) third quarter Housing Market Outlook, Canada Edition.1 “Housing starts have been … Continue reading

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Are you ready for your new home?


Buying your first or even second home is both very exciting yet can be very intimidating. The Canadian mortgage market seems to change on a monthly basis with insurance rules changing, interest rates moving in different directions and more options … Continue reading

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Opportunity Knocks


When opportunity knocks…answer the door! We are definitely living in interesting times. No time in recent history has a negative U.S market created such a great opportunity for Canadians to be buying a home or refinancing an existing home or … Continue reading

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Trump Tower/ Shangri-la Interview with Canadian Real Estate Mag


I was recently interviewed by Vernon Jones with KMI Media for Canadian Real Estate Magazine on financing difficulties for hotel/ condos. With not many lenders willing to lend, and the buildings closing. A lot exciting and exclusive news is developing … Continue reading

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Benefits of Refinancing/ Switching a Mortgage with a Mortgage Agent


I recently had the pleasure of helping out a client looking to refinance, who posed a variety of challanges. First challenge was getting the best variable interest rate possible for this extremely well qualified buyer. Next was to make sure … Continue reading

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Mortgage Alliance Toronto Mortgage Rates for Week of Aug 7, 2011


TERM POSTED OUR RATES* 6 Month 4.45% 4.45% 1 Year 3.6% 2.75% 2 Year 3.95% 3.25% 3 Year 4.35% 3.09% 4 Year 5.04% 3.09% 5 Year 5.54% 3.34% 7 Year 6.44% 4.49% 10 Year 6.8% 4.79% Variable Rate 2.25% Prime … Continue reading

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MortgageBrokersNews.ca Article and Interview


I recently had the pleasure of speaking with MortgageBrokersNews.ca and CMP Canadian Mortgage Professional about the difficulties of financing former grow op properties. Here is the link to the video version of the interview, followed by the article from Mortgage Brokers … Continue reading

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Mortgage Alliance Toronto Mortgage Rates for Week of Aug 7, 2011


TERM POSTED OUR RATES* 6 Month 4.45% 4.45% 1 Year 3.60% 2.75% 2 Year 3.95% 3.35% 3 Year 4.35% 3.49% 4 Year 5.04% 3.59% 5 Year 5.54% 3.54% 7 Year 6.44% 4.69% 10 Year 6.80% 4.95% Variable Rate 2.20% Prime … Continue reading

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Self Employed/ Business for Self Homebuyer Programs


Today more than ever people are turning to being self employed. One thing an economic recession has given people, is the opportunity to try new things. When laid of workers can’t find jobs, they sometimes invest in themselves and take … Continue reading

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First Time Real Estate Investor Tips by Don R. Campbell


REIN President and renowned author Don R. Campbell recently took a few minutes out of his schedule to sit down with Remax Realtor Addy Saeed. Their discussion focused on first time real estate investors and what they should really pay … Continue reading

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