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  • Things To Consider BEFORE Buying A Vacation Property - These cold winter months in Barrie have us all dreaming about warmer weather on the beach. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own place in a vacation paradise? We all want that excitement of hopping on a plane or planning a road trip to spend the winter months somewhere warm. Whether you are looking ...
  • Should You Use Your Inheritance Towards Your Mortgage? - Sometimes it’s hard to “look on the bright side” in every situation especially when a loved one dies. Death is the hardest thing humans have to internalize. After all the funeral and estate fees, you may be chosen as a recipient of money from the deceased’s estate. When you receive an inheritance, it’s essentially free ...
  • 2021: The Year In Review - Phew, 2021 has come and gone. I have happy thoughts reflecting on the good that came in the past year, and I have excited thoughts leading into 2022 as well. The pandemic has still been up in the air this past year, but we were able to adapt and shift our ways of living to ...
  • New Year; New Home! - Do your 2022 new year resolutions include moving and buying a home this year? Start your new year’s resolution ASAP. The housing market is still hot and interest rates are still at record lows. But, who knows if it will stay that way. Last year, homeowners saw around a 30% equity increase from 2020 to ...
  • 9 Questions To Ask Yourself When Preparing For A Mortgage - So, you are ready to take the next step in life and are officially “adulting” by saving up for a mortgage! That’s awesome. Before diving deep into searching for your “dream house” which is a mansion on a private island, take a step back and look to see what you need to prepare for a ...
  • What Is A Private Mortgage? - The real estate world is a fast-moving industry where the buyer’s decisions must be made quickly. Sometimes an unexpected house comes up on the market before you have time to get pre-approved for a mortgage through a traditional lender or have time to figure out your finances if your credit score isn’t exactly where it ...
  • What Is A TFSA? - These days it feels like it’s impossible to afford anything and buying a house feels out of reach for many in the Barrie area. In fact, when it comes to saving money at all you may feel extremely overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Whether you’re planning for retirement, planning to purchase your first ...
  • Getting Pre-Approved For A Mortgage When You’re Self-Employed - It’s that time of year for a self-employed business owner to sit down and file your company’s year-end. But are you planning on buying a house in the near future? Or is your mortgage up for renewal soon? These are important questions to think about if you are a freelancer or entrepreneur. When it comes ...
  • How To Afford A Mortgage After A Separation Or Divorce - A divorce is an extremely emotional process that affects all aspects of your life moving forward. You must make a variety of difficult decisions including those that revolve around your living situation. A common debate between couples is what happens to the house after they get divorced? Who will get to keep it? Are you ...
  • What To Do If You Didn’t Get Approved For A Mortgage - House shopping is an exciting adventure. It means starting a new chapter in your life for your family and making a new home for yourself. Although it is a time of excitement, it can also seem overwhelming with challenges along the way. For example, what happens if you find out that you didn’t get approved ...
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