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The Most Important Question This Spring

The Most Important Question This Spring

Short Version:   The most important question a home-seller must ask their Broker or their banker this spring: ‘Do I QUALIFY to port my mortgage?’   You must re-qualify to port your mortgage to a new property, and you must re-qualify under stringent new...
Vancouver Real Estate; Candy For The Kids

Vancouver Real Estate; Candy For The Kids

Housing & Smarties   All levels of government are trying to control a situation akin to that of 22 kids that want a Smartie, and there are only six-and-a-half Smarties to be had.   As authority figures tend to, they are creating all kinds of rules about...
Are you in a Variable Rate Mortgage? Me too.

Are you in a Variable Rate Mortgage? Me too.

Are You in a Variable-Rate Mortgage? Me Too. If you’re in a fixed-rate mortgage, this news has no impact on you. Mind you, ‘impact’ is too strong a word for the subtle shift that occurred Jan 17, 2018.   Short Version The math is as follows: A payment increase of...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2018 Here We Go! I’ve always believed in ‘The 1% Difference‘. My theory is that whatever the challenge, if approached with 1% more effort than average, it will be met with success. If not immediately, then almost certainly over the longer term (thanks to the magic of...
What’s Changing Jan 1st?  Rates or Rules?

What’s Changing Jan 1st? Rates or Rules?

Upcoming changes to mortgage lending guidelines, the rules of borrowing, take effect Jan. 1, 2018 and while there’s been a fair bit of press coverage on this, there is also a fair bit of confusion.   What is NOT happening   Interest rates...