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Category: Mortgage Tips & Advice (12 posts)

Getting Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

Getting Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

October 3, 2022 | Posted by: Sharon Patton

Getting Your Home in 5 Easy Steps  Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, looking to move into a bigger home or downsize, or even considering a rental or vacation property, the home-buyin ...

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Let's Build a Strategy - Inflation, Rates, and the Housing Market

Let's Build a Strategy - Inflation, Rates, and the Housing Market

September 27, 2022 | Posted by: Sharon Patton

Let’s Build a Strategy – Inflation, Rates, and the Housing Market   Inflation is still high, we have seen another rate increase and the housing market is changing. All of this ...

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Reverse Mortgage - A Viable Solution for You or a Loved One

Reverse Mortgage - A Viable Solution for You or a Loved One

September 13, 2022 | Posted by: Sharon Patton

Reverse Mortgage - A Viable Solution  Despite a slowing housing market at the end of the first quarter, Equitable Group reported reverse mortgage growth of over 262%. This unique financial ...

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Planning for the Unexpected

Planning for the Unexpected

September 8, 2022 | Posted by: Sharon Patton

Planning For the Unexpected  Did you know that the cost to raise a child in Canada from birth to 18 years old is about $270,000? This works out to roughly $10,000 - $15,000 per year.  ...

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Why Should I Get Pre-approved?

Why Should I Get Pre-approved?

August 22, 2022 | Posted by: Sharon Patton

Why Should I Get Pre-Approved?  Before you fall in love with a property make sure it's within your financial reach. Getting pre-approved gives you a clear picture of your buying power.  Le ...

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The Importance of a Budget

The Importance of a Budget

August 8, 2022 | Posted by: Sharon Patton

The Importance of a Budget  According to a survey by Manulife Bank, 47% of Canadians don't have a budget. It is more important now than ever to have a household budget. With gas and fuel costs r ...

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We Offer Solutions!!

We Offer Solutions!!

July 19, 2022 | Posted by: Sharon Patton

We Offer Solutions  With inflation at a 40-year high, interest rates increasing, rising fuel costs, and talks of a recession coming, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and worried about your finan ...

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After The Rate Hike.....What's Next???

After The Rate Hike.....What's Next???

June 5, 2022 | Posted by: Sharon Patton

After the Rate Hike…….What’s Next?  Variable-rate mortgages and lines of credit will see higher rates and modest payment increases. Fixed-rate mortgages - which are based o ...

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Thinking Investment Property - It's a Great Idea!

Thinking Investment Property - It's a Great Idea!

May 24, 2022 | Posted by: Sharon Patton

Investment Property – It’s a Great Idea!!! Have you been thinking of purchasing an investment property? In our current economic environment, we have seen a rise in the market values ...

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Shopping For a Greener Home

Shopping For a Greener Home

April 17, 2022 | Posted by: Sharon Patton

Shopping for a Greener Home  It is undeniable that today’s home buyers want greener homes. Here are 10 features to consider when you are looking for your greener home option.  Lo ...

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4 Strategies That Can Help You Get PreApproved

4 Strategies That Can Help You Get PreApproved

April 8, 2015 | Posted by: Sharon Patton

So, you've decided to take the big step and look into getting what will likely be the biggest loan of your entire life: a mortgage. Applying for a mortgage can be a bit of a nerve-wracking process, es ...

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5 easy ways to be mortgage free sooner!

5 easy ways to be mortgage free sooner!

February 23, 2015 | Posted by: Sharon Patton

We all know that paying off a mortgage as early as possible makes good financial sense. You’ll save significant interest costs and free up money for RRSPs and other investments, and changing l ...

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