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Good Debt versus Bad Debt

Good Debt versus Bad Debt

September 1, 2017 | Posted by: Paul Williams

Not all debt is created equal – and not all debt is bad. In fact, you need some debt to establish a good credit rating. Being a responsible borrower means knowing which types of debt can help yo ... [read more]

Mortgage Closing Tips

Mortgage Closing Tips

August 20, 2017 | Posted by: Paul Williams

What you should and shouldn’t do right before your mortgage funds. While you may have a pre-approved or approved mortgage, it doesn’t fund until the day you close on your new home. Keep ... [read more]

Going through a separation or divorce? Your home can be the asset that gives both partners a fresh start.

Going through a separation or divorce? Your home can be the asset that gives both partners a fresh start.

August 14, 2017 | Posted by: Paul Williams

 If you have a final separation agreement, then talk to your mortgage broker about how the value in your home and the power of your mortgage can help you both move forward on firm footing. You ... [read more]

Home Buying Preparedness: Understand your closing costs and ongoing expenses

Home Buying Preparedness: Understand your closing costs and ongoing expenses

August 3, 2017 | Posted by: Paul Williams

According to a TD Canada Trust First-Time Home Buyers Report, one of the biggest lessons learned by 60 per cent of new home buyers was that they should have been more thorough when budgeting and accou ... [read more]

First-time homebuyers can tap their RRSPs to help with a home purchase

First-time homebuyers can tap their RRSPs to help with a home purchase

July 29, 2017 | Posted by: Paul Williams

Thinking about buying your first home? Wish you had saved up a good downpayment? Maybe you have, but didn’t know it. Designed to help first-time buyers get into home ownership, the federal Home ... [read more]

What's on your bucket list?

What's on your bucket list?

July 16, 2017 | Posted by: Paul Williams

Your bucket list includes all the goals you want to achieve, and the life experiences and dreams you want to fulfill. It’s often viewed as a “to-do” list for the golden years of reti ... [read more]

Ten Easy Ways to Stay on Budget this Summer

Ten Easy Ways to Stay on Budget this Summer

June 26, 2017 | Posted by: Paul Williams

The lazy days of summer are here and with them come plenty of ways to spend. Here’s some easy tips to keep your budget on track through the sunny season!   Keep it on tap. Fill your own ... [read more]

500,000 Reasons To Teach Our Kids About Real Estate Now

500,000 Reasons To Teach Our Kids About Real Estate Now

June 3, 2017 | Posted by: Paul Williams

 Originally published by Wayne Karl 06/03/2016  It's June and school will soon be out for the summer. What better time to teach your kids about... real estate?  Why? There's actually ... [read more]

Renovation Payback - Does Renovating Pay?

Renovation Payback - Does Renovating Pay?

May 22, 2017 | Posted by: Paul Williams

 These days you can’t surf the TV without seeing a program about home renovations; we’re the renovation generation! It’s enticing to believe that you could be one of those ordin ... [read more]

Five Reasons Why You Should Let Renters Help Pay Your Mortgage

Five Reasons Why You Should Let Renters Help Pay Your Mortgage

May 1, 2017 | Posted by: Paul Williams

Are you a savvy homebuyer? Then let renters help pay your mortgage. Recently Canada Mortgage and House Corporation (CMHC) announced that when qualifying for a mortgage, homeowners could now count all ... [read more]

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