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The New First Time Home Buyers Incentive Program

FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS INCENTIVE PROGRAM The new First Time Home Buyer Incentive program from CMHC (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation) was officially released on September 2. This program was met with mixed reactions across the mortgage industry, but we wanted to take a minute to give you the facts regarding the program. Below are […]

Insights on October Data on Housing from DLC’s Chief Economist

OCTOBER DATA CONFIRM THAT HOUSING IS IN FULL REBOUND Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show that national home sales rose for the eighth consecutive month. Activity held steady in October at the relatively robust September pace following a string of monthly increases that began in March. Existing home sales are […]

Mortgage Payments are Comprised of Principal and Interest.

Principal and interest are the two components that make up a mortgage payment. Principal is the portion of your payment that goes towards paying down the outstanding balance of your mortgage. Interest is the other portion of your payment which goes directly into the pockets of your lender and does not contribute to paying down […]

Before signing your mortgage renewal, some things to consider

Mortgage renewals with the same lender are on the rise, but should you just sign on the dotted line? If you’re in a mortgage that’s coming up for renewal in the coming months and you’re considering just staying with your current lender, you wouldn’t be alone. According to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) […]

Despite Global uncertainty, Bank of Canada holds policy rate

Bank of Canada Holds Policy Rate Steady Amid Global Uncertainty It is rare for the Bank of Canada and the US Federal Reserve to announce rate decisions on the same day, but today’s announcements highlight the stark differences in policy in the two countries. The Bank this morning announced they would maintain their target for […]

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“I just wanted to take a moment to write a quick testimonial regarding the service I received from Charlene Elliot throughout my home buying process. Everything went great! I must say that there were times when it looked a little shady due to me being a contractor and the banks not totally in love with my “short term work status”, however Charlene went HARD to get me approved. I had a very small deadline and she pushed the banks hard and was able to get me in on time, and trust me it really looked to be an unachievable date, and wasn’t looking good for me, it was stressful and Charlene kept me in the loop at every minute of the whole ordeal. I was recommend to go to Charlene by another friend that had also been done well by her, and I will always say that she’s a hard worker and I will always recommend her as well. I’m very glad I chose Charlene to help me out (and not just because of the delish brownies she had sent to my house afterwards, hah!) Brass Tacks: All around great friendly service that may be hard to find one to compare. Thanks” Charlene.

Cory Chafe; Fort McMurray, Alberta