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  • Mortgage FAQs for First-Time Home Buyers - When you buy your first house, you have so many mixed emotions roll through you. From the excitement of buying a home of your very own, to a fear of buying the wrong house, to simply being overwhelmed by the whole process overall. It’s no small decision, buying your first home. That’s why I like ...
  • What is an RRIF? - Did you know that the money you contribute to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) can’t stay there forever? That’s right. When you turn 71 years old, you will need to move that money. This doesn’t mean you will be forced to take out your RRSP savings all at once and pay a huge tax ...
  • How much of a down payment do you need? - You’re ready to buy a house. You’ve lowered your debt, you’ve been saving for a down payment for a while, and you’re finally ready to take the next step in buying your first home. When buying a house, the down payment is one of the biggest upfront expenses you will have to pay. The more ...
  • What is amortization? And other mortgage terms you should know. - If you are a homeowner, or you are a first-time homebuyer, it is important to know at least a few common terms used when talking about mortgages. While you may not need to talk about mortgages very often, you can expect to have a conversation about your mortgage at least every five to ten years ...
  • Should you consider Airbnb as an investment strategy? - Do you own an additional space or property that you’re not using? Have you ever stayed at an Airbnb and heard of the lucrative possibilities of owning an investment property? Hosting an Airbnb does present major opportunities for real estate investors. However, hosting an Airbnb does come with some challenges too. This is my shortlist ...
  • Everything you need to know about co-signers - Are you having trouble qualifying for a mortgage loan on your own? Or are you not getting approved for a large enough mortgage loan and need to amp up your mortgage application? If you’re having trouble getting approved for a mortgage, a co-signer may be what you need to save the day! But what is ...
  • A Quick Guide To Different Types of Mortgages in Canada - Getting approved for a mortgage is an exciting time. While it can be hard work, buying a house is one of the most rewarding experiences people go through in their life. Not only do you have a place to call your very own, but you are also investing your money into your future. However, there ...
  • How to afford your first home in Ontario - As it is widely known, Ontario is one of the most expensive provinces to live in, second to British Columbia. According to a recent report, Milton, Mississauga, and the GTA are the three most expensive cities in all of Ontario to buy a house in 2021. Prices are high, and there are tons of first-time ...
  • What to do if your debt is in the way of getting approved for a mortgage - Buying a house is exciting but hearing that you can’t get approved for a mortgage can be heartbreaking. However, it doesn’t mean there isn’t any hope. There are many reasons why you may not get approved for a mortgage, or not approved for an ideal amount. For many people, the culprit is their outstanding debt. ...
  • What you should know before purchasing an investment property - There are so many great benefits of owning an investment property. Real estate is an excellent avenue to invest your money, receive a passive income, take advantage of income property tax reductions, and so much more. If you’re considering buying an investment property, now is a great time to do so. However, there is a ...
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