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You know by now how important it is to get pre-approved for a mortgage. You also know it can be difficult to accomplish due to the number of “items on the check list”.  One of the many documents a lender analyses before agreeing to give...

Here’s the thing: closing costs are the one element people tend to forget or know less about in the entire home buying process.  We’ve written a few blog posts where we mention closing costs and what they entitle. This particular post aims at answering the...

Since January 2018, qualifying for a mortgage has been very challenging for first-time homebuyers, unless they got a “down payment” gift from a family member.  As we have discussed numerous times, the federal stress test and climbing prices are the main reason why it is...

We all know the homebuying process is a complex task. From saving for a downpayment to finding the home of our dreams many steps need to be taken.  We often tell people to budget on a monthly basis and to try to cut on certain...

People often wonder why they should consider working with a mortgage broker when banks can do mortgages as well. We certainly get asked this question a lot. The truth is: there is a BIG difference between the two. Similar to the “house hunting process” where...

Dear readers, This week’s blog post is - again - another letter from me. As we take the first steps into this new adventure, I am very excited to share with you what we are doing as a team to ensure we achieve our true potential...

Dear clients (and readers), I have decided to create this week’s blog post as a letter to you all. The reasoning is simple: I believe in building relationships with everyone I work with and I like to add a personal touch to all the work I...

Ever since its implementation in January 2018, the mortgage stress test has been itself a source of stress for many potential homebuyers. Now, anyone who needs to qualify for a mortgage from a regulated lender needs to take this test. Again, just to review, this...

It is safe to assume that being a homeowner is almost everyone’s dream. We work hard to save for a downpayment, we make that house a priority on our list of goals, and we survive the entire process. Awesome! Unfortunately, getting the keys to our...

Perhaps the most used term when it comes to mortgages, but one many people still don’t really understand. What are interest rates? We want to pay the lowest percentage possible. But do we know what they actually are and how this percentage is calculated? You are...