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  • July 11, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Getting your home in 5 easy steps

     1. Meet with your Mortgage BrokerThis important first step is where I get to know you, not just your plans for your new home, but also your goals for the future. I can also offer

  • June 26, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Ten Easy Ways to Stay on Budget this Summer

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

  • June 19, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Don't renew your mortgage with your eyes closed

When your mortgage comes up for renewal, your lender will send you a letter suggesting you renew at their current offer. If you do, it's like renewing your mortgage with your eyes closed! This is yo

  • May 30, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

7 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

When leaving for a vacation, be sure to take the necessary steps to give you peace of mind while you’re away! 1. Have someone check on your home regularly and pick up mail, flyers and ne

  • 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

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