Recent Articles in ‘Mortgages’


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


Young Canadians choose to buy

First-time homebuyers put their money where their house is


‘Rates should remain low’

Historically low rates boost confidence in the market and offer an invitation to first-time buyers


The benefits of downsizing

It makes sense for many homeowners to shed the family home with all its space and upkeep


Choose the right expert

Sound advice and solutions from a specialist are an essential part of buying a home


Bank of mom and pop

More and more young homebuyers are entering the market with financial help from their parents


Refinancing solutions

Using the equity in your home can be a practical and lower-cost way to borrow money


Fourth-quarter uptick

RBC notes an improvement in the city’s home affordability


Timing your move

Finding the right time to stop renting and start owning


The money goes up front

Be financially prepared when purchasing your first home