Recent Articles in ‘Mortgages’

Mortgage Matters: Borrowing rules tighten up

Lenders to set qualifying rates higher to protect against rate increasess

Mortgage Matters: A family affair

What parents need to know before helping their children with a home purchase

Deal debt a death blow 

The best way to save for a down payment is to get rid of debt first. Here’s how

Get rid of your mortgage faster

It pays to shop for flexible mortgage options

Adjust your expectations

How Canada’s new mortgage rules affect you

Choosing the right amortization period

Paying off a mortgage sooner saves money, but it’s not possible for everyone

MILLENNIALS looking to divide and conquer the housing market

More young Canadians are considering a home purchase with a friend or family member

Managing your most important debt

Renegotiating, refinancing or moving your mortgage can really pay off

The importance of a healthy down payment

The more money you can put down, the more you’ll save over the course of your mortgage

Kevin Lutz: To buy or not to buy in 2016

MORTGAGE MATTERS BY KEVIN LUTZ Ask yourself a few key questions before you decide when and where to buy your next home Is now a good time to buy? That’s what every prospective home buyer wants to know. There is plenty of information in the media these days about the affordability of homes in Vancouver […]

Moving? You might want to move your mortgage too

Transferring or ‘porting’ your mortgage to a new property can save you money

Newcomers to Canada can get help with buying a home

Buying your first home is an important goal for many Canadian families. For newcomers to the country, it can also represent an important step in becoming established in Canada.

Why a fixed rate might be right for first-time buyers

A home is one of the biggest and most important investments you’ll ever make. If you have the resources to buy now and take advantage of the current low mortgage rates, you are off to a great start. Opting for the security of a fixed rate can certainly put your mind at ease.

mortagage rates, the market and you

Interest rates are still low and sales are up, so make sure you’re prepared to act quickly if you find the right property

Preparing for a new mortgage

Pulling together the right documents can help your mortgage approval go quickly and smoothly