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Things to consider for a pre-mortgage approval

March 19, 2019

As a first-time home buyer in Edmonton, getting approved for a mortgage could be one of the most stressful steps in your home buying process. This stress eases around the second time when you already know how to get your first mortgage approved. In case you weren’t already pre-approved, you will begin your process of mortgage approval after making an Offer to Purchase and after your offer has b...

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Most Commonly asked RRSP Questions

March 15, 2019

Having the best mortgage advice is invaluable. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, looking for the second mortgage or refinancing an existing one, having the best mortgage broker in Edmonton is priceless. While your mortgage broker can give you a lot of information and insights, it is best to have some preliminary knowledge so that you can manage your finances efficiently. One of the things ...

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How to get a better rate when you renew with your bank

February 15, 2019

The most significant monthly payment for most Canadians is their mortgage. And, yet, so many complacently renew their mortgage instead of finding a better deal when their term is up. You should be shopping for a better rate at least half a year before your term is up for renewal. It is the longest period lenders will guarantee a rate. That way, if rates rise, you have your guaranteed rate, and if...

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How Edmonton based self-employed professionals are getting the best mortgage rates

February 4, 2019

One of the most apparent advantages of being self-employed is that it gives you the freedom to write-off many personal expenses and pay a lower income tax. This is the reason why many people across Canada are opting to show self-employment or contractual employment. In fact, nearly 20% of all income earners throughout Canada have some kind of self-employment, even if it is part-time to gain tax b...

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First-time buyer’s guide to a typical Edmonton home inspection

January 2, 2019

If you are a first time home buyer in Edmonton, you may be wondering what to expect from a home inspection. Home inspections are basically a part of the standard contingency for buyers so that they can be assured that their future home is structurally sound before moving in. However, many buyers underestimate the importance of carrying out a home inspection and making sure it is done correctly bef...

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Documents required to get the best mortgage rate

November 29, 2018

Buying a house is both an exciting and stressful process. There are many steps to getting approved for a mortgage and even more paperwork that comes with it. Save yourself from worrying and follow this guideline so that you can feel assured that you have everything you need during the home buying process. Pre-approval This part is not technically part of the process; it is instead more of a mark...

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Different Ways to Get a Mortgage Loan

November 2, 2018

The most substantial financial commitment you will likely make is a real estate loan. You will probably be tied into a contract for a few decades, which is why the option you choose is so important. The type of loan that is best will vary from person to person. Here are the different sources you can get a loan from how they stack up to each other: Mortgage Brokers Your choices will depend on t...

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Tips to Get a Mortgage With No Down Payment

October 29, 2018

The difference between renting and buying a home for most people is saving for the down payment. Most monthly mortgage payments amount to similar costs as your monthly rent. Even modestly priced homes can seem unrealistic when you consider the traditional 20% down payment and various closing costs. If you are ready to take on the responsibility of owning a home but do not have enough for a down pa...

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Do Mortgage Rates vary depending on the type of house or condo

September 12, 2018

There is not one set mortgage rate that everyone gets when it comes time to buy a property. Depending on your own financial situation, the downpayment you are placing on the home, the location, and also what kind of property you are purchasing. It is relatively common knowledge that if you are buying a business or commercial property that the mortgage rate will be higher, often by around 25%-75%. ...

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4 Valuable Mortgage Tips for Fist Time Home Buyers

July 30, 2018

Buying a home for the first time is a huge financial step forward. It is an investment like none other and one that needs to be taken seriously. Housing markets across Canada are vastly different, and the Edmonton market is no exception. The Edmonton market features affordable homes, with steady growth, and lacks in nasty surprises that plague other more volatile markets. It is an excellent market...

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