Real Estate

Mortgages for the Self Employed

September 25, 2013 Kelly 0

Self-employed borrowers have increasingly become a topic of hot debate in the world of mortgage lending.  When the Bank of Canada tightened mortgage regulations last summer the changes made it more difficult for self-employed borrowers who are not declaring their full income …

Mortgage ABC’s

May 22, 2013 Kelly 0

The mortgage process can be confusing for many of us.  There are many elements involved and there is a lot of terminology.  In today’s post, I am going to simplify some of the most common features of a mortgage.  The list is alphabetical so you can jump ahead if you alre …

Greening Your Home : 5 Upgrades for Energy Efficiency

May 9, 2013 Peter 0

Being green doesn’t have to mean sacrificing convenience, comfort or quality in your house. ‘Green’ can get a bad rap, especially when people associate it with 30-second showers, no air conditioning in the summer, and having to wear three sweaters all winter. Those are …

Preparing for a Mortgage

April 12, 2013 Kelly 0

Before taking on a mortgage, there is sometimes some financial ‘house keeping’ to be done. If you are a first-time homebuyer or are considering making some changes to your current mortgage, here are some tips to help you navigate this (sometimes overwhelming) proc …