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Mortgage Rates Aug. 13th, 2013

There been some slight increases to the 5 year fixed rate & variable rates since yesterday's mortgage rate update. Here's the best mortgage rates in Canada for August 13th, 2013: What are today's mortgage rates? Best 5 Year Fixed Rate is 3.29% The best 5 year fixed rate mortgage is 3.29%.

Equityline Visa

What is an Equityline VISA The Equityline VISA HELOC will give you access to the equity in your home with the added flexibility and convenience that comes with a gold Visa card. The Equityline Visa, is suited to alternative clients who have been declined traditional HELOC options and is available on its own or as a HELOC addition to a mortgage.

How to Read a Title Search [Video]

Tony Spagnuolo, President of Spagnuolo & Company Real Estate Lawyers explains what you should look for when reading a title search in British Columbia. How to Read a Title Search in British Columbia Tags: FAQ's, Title Search, Tony Spagnuolo

Average Canadian Mortgage Rates History: 1951-2012

Ever been curious what the average Canadian mortgage rates history has been? This chart was shared to me on Google+ and I wanted to pass it along the readers here. Average Canadian Mortgage Rates History: 1951-2012 Historical data via: The Bank of Canada.

Top 10 Android Apps for Mortgage Brokers [List]

Switching from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy's S3 late last year went pretty smoothly. Pretty much all the apps that were available on my iPhone through the App store were available for the Android phone via Google Play. I mainly use my phone for business, which is as a Mortgage Broker.

4 Ways Mortgage Brokers Fail at Blogging

So you've setup a blog. Now what? Here's 4 ways mortgage brokers fail at blogging: 1) You Don't Host Your Own Blog I recommend using self hosted WordPress. Don't even think of using something like Blogger, Tumblr, or whatever free solution you found online.

Bank of Canada 2014 Interest Rate Announcement Schedule

Each year The Bank of Canada has eight "fixed" or pre-specified dates for announcing any changes to the official interest rate it uses to implement monetary policy-the rate of interest it charges on short-term loans to financial institutions. The Bank of Canada will also publis its quarterly Monetary Policy Report (MPR's) concurrently with its January, April, July, and October rate announcements.

Mortgage Rates July 22nd, 2013

Little has changed in mortgage rates since last weeks mortgage rate review. Here's the best mortgage rates for July 22nd, 2013: What are today's mortgage rates? Best 5 Year Fixed Rate is 3.24% The best 5 year fixed rate mortgage is 3.24%.

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement July 17th, 2013

The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 3/4 per cent. For mortgage borrowers this means that those in Variable Rate Mortgages will see no change to their rate.

CMLS Financial

As a mortgage broker in Canada we have access to numerous Bank, Credit Union and Non-Bank mortgage lenders. One such non-bank lender that I have been recommending to clients recently is CMLS Financial. Who is CMLS Financial? CMLS is a Canadian mortgage company that has been in operation in Canada for over 35 years.

Switching Your Mortgage to Another Bank

Not happy with your current banks mortgage renewal offer? Switching your mortgage to another bank is easy. Here's how it works, Is Switching Your Mortgage to Another Bank Easy? YES! And switching your mortgage from your current bank can potentially save you thousands of dollars in interest.

What are Mortgage Brokers?

What are Mortgage Brokers? As independent mortgage professionals, we're not tied to any one lender or range of products. A mortgage brokers goal is to help you successfully finance your home or property. We'll start by getting to know you and your home ownership goals.

What's the Minimum Down Payment on a Second Home in Canada?

The minimum down payment for a second home purchase in Canada is 5%. CMHC allows Canadians to own up to two high ratio insured properties. To be eligible for a second home property purchase with a 5% down payment borrowers must intend to occupy the property either themselves or have it occupied by an immediate family member.

Accelerated Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments

How do accelerated bi-weekly mortgage payments work and how can they help pay your mortgage off faster? If you're looking for ways to pay off a mortgage faster, you have three basic options; reduce your amortization period, increase your monthly mortgage payment or change the way you make your payments.

Mortgage Life Insurance

Mortgage Protection Plan's (MPP) mortgage life insurance product offers you the most flexible, supportive and cost effective life insurance option available to Canadians. As a mortgage professional I recommend that you have some form of protection in place.

Mortgage Rates: July 2nd, 2013

One word can describe mortgage rates this past week, INCREASE. Over the past week we've seen mortgage rate increases for most terms. The biggest move was in the 5 year fixed rate. Why did mortgage rates increase? Bond market increases are what mostly drive fixed rate mortgages and recent volatility has been a big factor.

Canada Day Holiday July 1st, 2013

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Canada Day long weekend! Please note lenders are closed Monday July 1st for the Canada Day statutory holiday. For Realtors putting in offers over the weekend with subjects to financing please allow extra time to arrange financing. Happy Canada Day!

Canadian Mortgage Hangout: 1st Anniversary Edition

On this weeks hangout we celebrated our 1st Anniversary of Canadian Mortgage Hangout! We started the HangoutsOnAir on a whim last June with our first Hangout discussing the new mortgage rules. We've come a long way since that first episode. Over the first year of #cmhTV we've seen nearly 5000 visits to the website and [...]

Debt Consolidation Mortgage

How can I benefit from a debt consolidation mortgage? If you've been feeling financially strapped each month making your mortgage and other monthly payments, getting a debt consolidation mortgage can help to reduce payments to a more easily managed level. Your priorities may have shifted since you first bought your home, and your cash flow needs can shift too.

15,000th Tweet!

I just tweeted my 15,000th Tweet! Thanks to everyone who's been there along the way. Connect With Me If you haven't already, you can follow me on Twitter by hitting the button below: Follow @sdd If you're in Vancouver and want to take the conversation above 140 characters over a cup of coffee.

Mortgage Rates

For years I was adamantly against posting mortgage rates on this website. In fact, I was even interviewed on Mortgage Broker News for not having them on this website. Why I didn't post mortgage rates. The main reason I never posted rates was from an educational point of view.

Canadian Mortgage Hangout: Street Capital

This weeks hangout we were joined by Paul Grewal, President of Street Capital Financial. He brings over 23 years of experience in the mortgage industry and in his role as President, Paul is responsible for mortgage origination which includes establishing sales, marketing and lending business strategies for Street Capital.

Best Coffee Shops in Vancouver

I love a good cup of coffee. Here's some of the Best Coffee Shops in Vancouver.

What does a mortgage broker do? [Video]

Plain and simple a mortgage broker makes getting a mortgage easy. Watch this explainer video to learn more about the services a mortgage broker provides. What does a mortgage broker do? Ready to get pre-approved? Once your application is completed we'll be able to lock in your rate for up to 120 days.

Collateral Charge Mortgage

I've touched on collateral charge mortgages before in an earlier blog post. Since originally publishing the article there has been a fair bit more publicity on collateral charge mortgages when TD Canada Trust took heat for their collateral mortgages with this CBC Marketplace report. Collateral charge mortgages are something consumers need to become more aware of.

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