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Blog Category: mortgages & investment properties

  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Financial planning and RRSPs - You’re ready to start financially planning your future, but where should you start? Navigating different savings plans and ways to invest your money can be overwhelming.. I’m here to help simplify your journey. One of the many savings accounts you can choose from to start investing your money in is an RRSP. But, what is ...
  • A Home Renovation For Christmas & How To Finance It - Who doesn’t love getting gifts? I know I do. The holidays are here! But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, maybe your Christmas shopping list is looking a little shorter this year. It’s bittersweet, but with the money you’re saving, why not treat yourself to a nice little (or big) gift? It’s time to stop putting ...
  • 5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score - Your credit score can make or break your real estate dreams as a first time home buyer. Especially with the stress test looming overhead while you’re scrambling to get your savings together for a down payment. Mortgage lenders always will review your credit score before pre-approving you for a mortgage for a few reasons. So ...
  • What are the penalties if I break my mortgage? - The Bank of Canada has announced many dips in interest rates over the past few months, so I thought it timely that we talk about the penalties of breaking a mortgage as I’ve had clients asking me recently if it makes sense for them to break their mortgage to take advantage of lower interest rates. ...
  • Dealing with Debt, your mortgage & COVID-19: for the self-employed - Looking back at February in 2020, many self-employed individuals and business owners had no idea their world would change come March 15 onward. COVID-19 has had a vast impact on business owners and support from the government has been tough to navigate on many levels from an HR perspective, an operating standing point and cash ...
  • The Bank of Canada Just Lowered Interest Rates Again – What You Need to Know - On March 13, 2020, the Bank of Canada made a pretty big cut to interest rates. In their press release, they mention that: “this unscheduled rate decision is a proactive measure taken in light of the negative shocks to Canada’s economy arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent sharp drop in oil prices”. The ...
  • New Year’s Resolutions – Don’t Put off that Home Renovation - It feels like we just began 2019, and now we’re saying goodbye to another year and another decade. It’s a great time to start fresh and tackle something important, like a home renovation or much-needed repair. The problem for many people is…how exactly will you pay for such a project, particularly if your savings aren’t ...
  • What You Need to Know Before Buying an Investment Property - Buying an investment property can be a great long-term investment, with the added bonus of enjoying the income from regular rental payments. It also a great opportunity for first-time buyers to break into the housing market, as they can rent it out (or a portion of it) until they’re ready to take it over or ...
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