1 Dec

Canada’s Fiscal Response To COVID is the Largest in the Industrialized World

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Posted by: Michele McGarvey

Federal Fiscal Update–Finance Minister Freeland’s Debut   Justin Trudeau’s government, which has delivered the biggest COVID-19 fiscal response in the industrialized world, announced plans for another dose of stimulus and vowed to continue priming the pump as long as needed. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland unveiled $51.7 billion of new spending over two years in a mini-budget Monday, […]

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31 Oct

Demand Loan vs. Term Loan. What’s the Difference?

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Posted by: Michele McGarvey

29 Oct 2018 Demand Loan vs. Term Loan. What’s the Difference? What’s the difference between a Demand Loan and a Term Loan? A recent commercial mortgage refinancing I was involved with resulted in a discussion around Demand Loans. What are they exactly, and how they might typically differ from a term loan? A demand loan […]

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24 Oct

7 things every self-employed individual should know — Before you apply for a mortgage

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Posted by: Michele McGarvey

Very useful information about self-employment and mortgages… 7 things every self-employed individual should know — Before you apply for a mortgage Self-employed individuals are quickly becoming one of the most common clients that we handle. Daily we have successful business owners come into our offices who enjoy the perks of being an entrepreneur. One of […]

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17 Oct

A bride and a mortgage broker – Our House Magazine

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Posted by: Michele McGarvey

16 Oct 2018 A bride and a mortgage broker – Our House Magazine Dominion Lending Centres’ leading lady in the new national commercial campaign has a few questions of her own. As a young Canadian looking to get into the housing market, Laura Steponchev has a candid Q&A with one of our pro’s. You could […]

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15 Oct

The Downsizing Dilemma

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Posted by: Michele McGarvey

12 Oct 2018 The Downsizing Dilemma With almost 50% of homeowners ready to retire and wishing to stay in their home and 30% of those people with most of their money tied up in home equity, the downsizing dilemma is real. Can they afford to stay in their home or is downsizing the better option. […]

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4 Oct

Mortgage Insurance 101

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Posted by: Michele McGarvey

4 Oct 2018 Mortgage Insurance 101 For a first-time home buyer, the types of insurance surrounding a mortgage can be confusing, so it’s important to know what insurance covers what. There are 3 main types of insurance to know about when buying a home. Mortgage Default Insurance – If you put less than 20% down […]

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2 Oct

The Pros and Cons of Co-Signing for a Mortgage

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Posted by: Michele McGarvey

2 Oct 2018 Some good information here… The Pros and Cons of Co-Signing for a Mortgage If you keep up on the news you know that qualifying for a mortgage is getting tougher and tougher. Someone who would have sailed through the application process 10 years ago could find themselves declined for a mortgage today. […]

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27 Sep

Keeping Your Credit Score Healthy

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Posted by: Michele McGarvey

12 Sep 2018 Keeping Your Credit Score Healthy There is a lot of misinformation floating around about credit bureaus, credit reports and credit scores – not only that, but a large amount of the clients I work with have never even seen their credit report or score before! I’d like to shed a bit of light, […]

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25 Sep

A CHIP Success Story

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Posted by: Michele McGarvey

One reason CHIP can be so successful… 20 Sep 2018 A CHIP Success Story A few years ago, I met with my Home Equity Bank representative. He was trying to encourage me to go visit my financial adviser referral partners to offer the Chip Reverse Mortgage product. I explained that I did not know anyone […]

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19 Sep

HGTV’s original boss babe – Sandra Rinomato

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Posted by: Michele McGarvey

18 Sep 2018 HGTV’s original boss babe – Sandra Rinomato After taking a turn as the host of Property Virgins and Buy Herself, Sandra Rinomato has come full circle putting her efforts back into Toronto area real estate. Sandra Rinomato fell into a career in real estate almost by accident. It was the mid-90s, and […]

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