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Variable Rate? To Lock In Or Not?

Variable Rate? To Lock In Or Not?

To Lock In or Not? This video applies if you are taking a new mortgage, whether it’s for a purchase, refinance, or renewal. The variable remains the main contender. But what about all the economists saying if you are currently in a variable rate mortgage then...
Clarity Re Portability

Clarity Re Portability

Many clients ask what they think is the right question when it comes to moving their mortgage to a new property and all too often it leads to an incomplete and sometimes devastating answer. Ask better questions, get better answers. Don’t ask ‘is my...
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...