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Sensible strategies to help you thrive in 2022

Sensible strategies to help you thrive in 2022

January 12, 2022 | Posted by: Sheila Stiles

Sensible strategies to help you thrive in 2022 Canadians keep talking about the housing market! Are we in a housing bubble, will rates rise in 2022 and by how much, is this the right time to buy or r ...

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The Lowdown on Appraisals

The Lowdown on Appraisals

November 2, 2021 | Posted by: Sheila Stiles

The lowdown on appraisals Whether you’re purchasing a new home or want to complete a refinance of your current mortgage, it’s important to understand the role of the home appraisal and ho ...

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6 Ways for Homeowners to Build Wealth

6 Ways for Homeowners to Build Wealth

June 28, 2021 | Posted by: Sheila Stiles

6 Ways for Homeowners to Build Wealth History has proven that homeownership is a solid long-term investment. You build your equity stake through your regular mortgage payments and your home’s p ...

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Recent mortgage rule changes

Recent mortgage rule changes

May 28, 2021 | Posted by: Sheila Stiles

Recent mortgage rule changes   There had been speculation that the government would act to cool the hot housing market, but the industry saw only modest measures in the April 19 feder ...

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What affects mortgage rates?

What affects mortgage rates?

April 13, 2021 | Posted by: Sheila Stiles

What affects mortgage rates? Government policies to protect the economy during the pandemic resulted in exceptionally low mortgage rates for both fixed- and variable-rate mortgages. As we start movi ...

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Six financial resolutions that can change your life

Six financial resolutions that can change your life

March 29, 2021 | Posted by: Sheila Stiles

Six financial resolutions that can change your life. Feeling the post-holiday financial squeeze? You’re not alone. January credit card bills are arriving to remind us how much we spent on the f ...

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Which renovations add the most value to your home?

Which renovations add the most value to your home?

March 16, 2021 | Posted by: Sheila Stiles

Which renovations add the most value to your home? Are you looking to buy a fixer upper?  Or want to upgrade your existing home to improve your quality of life or accommodate a new way of living ...

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When you’ve got “rate envy”, does it make sense to refinance?

When you’ve got “rate envy”, does it make sense to refinance?

March 4, 2021 | Posted by: Sheila Stiles

When you’ve got “rate envy”, does it make sense to refinance? Who would have believed that mortgage rates would have such a continued downward trend? Mortgage shoppers are looking a ...

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What's a Monoline Lender and How is it Different from a Bank?

What's a Monoline Lender and How is it Different from a Bank?

February 22, 2021 | Posted by: Sheila Stiles

What’s a monoline lender and how is it different from a bank? I’m often asked about monoline lenders - who are they, what benefits do they offer, and how do you get access to a monoline ...

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Should You Spend the Full Mortgage Amount You're Approved For?

Should You Spend the Full Mortgage Amount You're Approved For?

January 27, 2021 | Posted by: Sheila Stiles

Before you start shopping for a new home, you'll need to know exactly how much house you can afford. Otherwise, you could end up in a home that is way out of your budget. What you qualify for may not ...

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