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An Open Letter from a Mortgage Broker, For First Time Home Buyers

Dear Prospective Homeowner, I see you standing there in the lobby of a real estate brokerage, staring nervously at brochures and pointing excitedly at different houses. Your face is still awash with the gleam of possibilities. Right now, it’s about what your perfect home will look like. But there will be practical, financial matters to […]

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Debt Consolidation: Is It Right For You?

So, you’ve incurred debt that is proving difficult to get rid of and are thinking of debt consolidation to pay it off. If you have racked up some credit card debt, or taken a loan to go back to school but found that jumping back into the job market has taken a bit longer than […]

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A Basic Primer on Mortgages

Getting a mortgage to buy your next home is probably the largest financial decision you’ll ever make. So it makes sense to get a good handle on what mortgages are available for you so you can choose the right one for your needs. The best place to start is to think of mortgages as being […]

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Tips on Getting the Best Mortgage Rates

It goes without saying that finding the best mortgage rate is on every home buyer’s mind. This is hardly surprising given housing market and slow-moving economy. But even though the “best mortgage rate” terminology is such a loud part of public dialogue, it is important to know it is also often misused. Buying a home, […]

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Vancouver Mortgage Market: For Savings, Start Here

So you want to buy a home. Few things are more exciting than that initial burst of optimistic dreaming as you start thinking about the possibilities. And most people start by getting in touch with their bank to find out how much they qualify for. But if you want to spend less, save money over […]

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3 Lessons | Learned From My Mortgage Broker – Guest Post

My wife and I just moved to B.C from another province somewhere east of here. We sold our home – the only one we’d ever owned as a couple – and moved to B.C because of a job promotion. During the transition, as we await the shipment of our stuff, we are going through that […]

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The Best Kept Secret To Help You Get The Best Mortgage Rates

Looking to buy a new home? Along with finding a great new house in the perfect location, you’re probably also thinking about how you can pay for it. And more specifically, how you can get the best mortgage rates possible to save a bit of money as you buy the largest purchase of your life. […]

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How a Mortgage Broker in Vancouver Can Help You

Buying a home is about three things: location, finding the right mortgage broker and good price. Odds are, buying a home is the biggest financial transaction you will make in your life time. Before committing yourself to such a big investment, make sure that you have talked to people who have recently bought their home […]

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Top 3 First-Time Mortgage Mistakes

Buying your first home is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. But securing a first mortgage is fraught with financial hazards. Here are three common mistakes and some tips to help navigate the complexity of your first mortgage. Mortgage Mistake 1: House hunting on a whim When you’re first starting out, the […]

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Tips on Breaking Bad: How to Break Bad Habits for Good

Bad habits. We’ve all got them. Maybe it’s indulging a little too much at the dinner table or from the chip bag in front of the TV. Maybe it’s smoking. Maybe it’s arriving a little late to everything. Maybe it’s spending a little too much. We make New Year’s Resolutions. We set goals for ourselves […]

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