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In a previous post, we talked about the difference between A and B lenders, as well as private mortgage lenders. (Read here).  Many of our clients have inquired if these were the only options to alternative financing. Well, there are a few other options.  If you...

Many mortgage borrowers are unfamiliar with this term or think that it is the same as a mortgage insurance or life insurance. They are different. (To know more about mortgage or life insurance, check out this previous blog post). So, what is CMHC mortgage insurance?...

In a previous blog, we explained what “appraised value” means when it comes to a home as well as how the entire process is done. This blog addresses the other side of the equation: when is this appraisal required? Remember that an appraisal is a...

Are you currently working as a mortgage agent for a bank? Would you ever consider making the transition from the branch to the brokerage? There are many advantages in taking this step. As usual, we like using real life examples to demonstrate each topic we...

Envision this scenario: living in retirement should be easy and pleasant as you are enjoying some time to yourself after a lifetime of work. But is it really that easy? Whether you are retired or planning to retire soon, there are things to take into...

Your credit report contains your credit history as reported to the credit reporting agency by lenders who have extended credit to you, as we have written about in previous blog posts. The information in your credit report is also used to generate credit scores. If...

For many people the home buying process can be complicated and, at times, frustrating. Many don’t know where to begin. Others get overwhelmed with the amount of information available. If you are in this situation - or are planning to purchase your first home in...

Before we begin this post, we should emphasize that abandonment should be a last resort as there are solutions out there offering reduced impact on the borrower’s credit rating.  Having said this, let’s look at what abandonment really means in the world of mortgages.  When...

This is a scenario we hope every person can avoid. However, we cannot stress enough the importance of being informed and the process of defaulting on a mortgage is an important one. A mortgage default means that you violated one or several of the terms...

When shopping for a mortgage, you may come across this term: collateral mortgage. Some people may tell you it is a good option, others will be of the opinion it is a great disadvantage.  Just like every other option when it comes to mortgages, do...