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mortgage: Financing Assistance - 10/01/09 08:59 AM
Financing Assistance is just another service that I provide to all my clients. This is your home, and it's kind of a big deal. Know how and where to get a mortgage (banks are just one source), and what financial incentives and assistance is available to you. ie. tax credits, rebates, RRSP. What sort of costs you can expect at closing? It's stuff that can put money in your pocket and is helpful before you start looking for your home. (0 comments)
mortgage: Condo Purchase - 09/17/09 10:00 AM
I was recently approached by a friend, who required some direction on the purchase of his first condo. 'Michael' had visited the showrooms of a nearby developer and had received some encouraging news about "some really cheap pre-construction prices". But as a prudent purchaser faced with one of his biggest investments, Michael wrote to me asking for some advice on what questions he needs to ask the builder, and if I had any tips for him. I've been to many presentation centres, where they showcase only the finest construction materials, and show you wonderful pictures, models and plans of site in (0 comments)
mortgage: Mortgage Specialists - 07/02/09 03:17 PM
Here is a true story, a lesson in fact, in the importance of working with a mortgage specialist to get an accurate picture of your present financial situation. It's not enough to sit down with your standard bank representative, and chat for 5 minutes about the key details of your income and expenses. You need someone who asks all the pertinent questions, because this sort of investigative work is in your best interest. It can help protect you from the burden of taking on a loan that would stretch you to your last penny, and leave you unprotected should (0 comments)
mortgage: myhomeplanner.ca - 06/04/09 09:32 AM
Genworth Canada, mortgage insurance agency, has launched a web-site called myhomeplanner.ca. It's a neat little web app, that let's you specify your moving date, and it gives you a nice little calendar with icons showing your upcoming tasks. So you'd add Home Inspection, Property Insurance and Status to a list of tasks, then each of those tasks could be represented by a different icon, and visually shown to you on a calendar. It also has a countdown to your closing date. Along with this feature, is included a bunch of calculators and other resources that make the home buying process a (0 comments)
mortgage: Considering leasing your home? - 11/03/08 08:35 AM
For many people, the idea of letting someone live in your home for a definite period of time seems foreign. But others view it as an opportunity to knock a few grand off their mortgage, especially if circumstance has them relocating to another city for an extended period of time. Most Lease terms are for a period of one year, but can also be for longer periods. As always, you should work with your Realtor® to arrange the necessary paperwork. Not only to ensure that your rights are well protected, but to ensure that once you accept an offer, the transaction (0 comments)
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