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  • October 24, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Home Appraisals 101

When you get a new mortgage, an appraisal of the Subject Property is often required by your lender. An appraisal is an unbiased determination by an accredited appraiser of the estimate of the curren

  • September 26, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Buying a fixer-upper?

Buying a fixer-upper? Protect yourself from “sink or swim” renovations! So you’re one of those buyers who absolutely loves older homes: the character, the unique architecture,&nbs

  • September 12, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Get the best mortgage rate: Five Tips to financial fitness

When the time is right for you to buy a home, make sure you are financially fit and eligible for the best possible mortgage rates. Here are our top five tips to boost your 'financial fitness': 

  • August 16, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

Three reasons buying a home is possible…with bad credit

Let’s begin by saying that neither you nor a lender wants to get you into a home you can’t afford. That’s not a future you want. But sometimes, a difficult past is standing in the

  • July 11, 2019
  • Posted by Shannon Mayhew

The lowdown on the First-Time Buyer Incentive

The first-time buyer incentive, launched on September 2nd of last year, is a shared equity program designed to reduce mortgage payments for qualifying first-time buyers who have the minimum 5% dow

  • 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

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