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  • May 23, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Conditional on financing: the most important part of your offer

When you find the condo or house of your dreams and want to make an offer, do you need a financing condition? Unless you can pay cash for the home, then yes you do. That little phrase – “c

  • April 11, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

What is the difference between getting a mortgage from a Bank vs a Broker

You want it all: the best available rate with exactly the right features you need to live comfortably with your mortgage and pay if off in record time. If you want the perfect mortgage, you need t

  • March 28, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Five brilliant ways to work a reverse mortgage

It’s true: a reverse mortgage - one of the best financial tools available to Canadians over 55 - can greatly assist cash-strapped seniors who need to pay off their debts and live comfortably i

  • February 27, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Home Buying Preparedness

Understand your closing costs and ongoing expenses   One of the biggest lessons learned by new home buyers was that they should have been more thorough when budgeting and accounting for all of

  • January 30, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Five credit habits that can boost your score

Your credit score is essentially your passport to financial opportunities. With a possible range of 300 to 900, your score tells lenders what kind of a risk you are likely to be as a borrower. A low

  • January 10, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

5 strategies to help you become mortgage free sooner

We all know that paying off a mortgage as early as possible makes good financial sense. You’ll save significant interest costs and free up money for RRSPs and other investments, and changing l

  • December 12, 2018
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Winter home Maintenance

Your house is an important investment that you want to keep in tip top shape, especially if you are planning to be there for the foreseeable future.  Winter can be the most grueling season for

  • November 28, 2018
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Ten steps to home ownership

Dreaming of celebrating the holidays in your very own home? Maybe it’s not as far away as you think. In fact, you might be just ten steps away! Start off on the right foot and talk to a pro

  • November 9, 2018
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

This Is How to Buy and Renovate

Many homebuyers looking at older properties find themselves in a common predicament: they’ve found a property that suits them, but it needs some costly and immediate upgrades. Good news. We&rs

  • October 12, 2018
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Home maintenance tips for the fall

Fall is one of the most active seasons for home maintenance as you prepare for the upcoming winter months. CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) has compiled this general maintenance checkl

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