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Unlocking Your Dream Home with the Right Mortgage

In the realm of real estate, finding the perfect mortgage is like discovering the key that unlocks the door to your dream home. However, navigating the intricate world of mortgages can often feel like venturing into uncharted territory. Fear not, as we embark on a journey to demystify mortgages. We will shed light on the various types of mortgages available, explore how they work, and guide you in selecting the perfect fit for your unique needs.

Understanding Mortgages

At its core, a mortgage is a financial agreement that enables individuals to purchase a home without paying the full price upfront. In this arrangement, a lender provides the necessary funds to buy the property, and the borrower…

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When it comes to purchasing a home, understanding the ins and outs of mortgages is paramount. In Canada, the mortgage landscape is influenced by various factors, including regulations set by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). In this guide, we'll take you through the steps to kickstart your mortgage journey, how to prepare in advance, and how to ensure you're financially poised for success.

Starting Your Mortgage Journey

Educate Yourself

Begin by familiarizing yourself with the basics of mortgages, interest rates, and terms. Understanding different types of mortgages, such as fixed-rate and variable-rate, empowers you to make informed decisions.

Calculate Affordability

Use online calculators to estimate how much you…

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Qualifying, renewing, refinancing, oh my! Mortgages can feel confusing sometimes. Luckily, it’s not always as complicated as it seems. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, there’s an abundance of resources in place to help you, including the expert advice of your REALTOR®! 

Let’s break down the process of refinancing your mortgage—what it means, when it happens, and why. 

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What is refinancing?

Simply put, refinancing your mortgage is the process of breaking your current mortgage agreement and starting a new one. It’s essentially a “restart” button you can press to change your mortgage terms—including its length, rate type (fixed or variable), and your monthly payment amounts. You can change your lender, or stick with your current one.…

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DECEMBER 11, 2021

One of Canada’s “Big Six” banks is declaring next year to be “The Year of The Hike.” National Bank of Canada (NBC) chief strategist (and poet-in-residence) Warren Lovely is calling the first interest rate hike in just a few months. He sees the Bank of Canada (BoC) making its hike in March, way ahead of schedule. Over the next year, the overnight rate is forecast to recoup much of the ground lost during the pandemic. However, Canada’s real estate bubble will prevent it from going much further. Since the country went all-in on housing, it can’t pursue more aggressive policies like healthier economies. 

The Bank Of Canada Will Hike Rates In March

Canada is expected to wind up its overly easy monetary policy pretty fast.…

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