Reverse Mortgage vs. Home Equity Loan

General Tim Hill, MBA 10 Feb

More and more Canadians are going into their retirement years without a lot of money saved in the bank. It is suggested that in order to live a financially comfortable retirement, couples should have saved 50-60% of their peak pre-retirement income, which equates to roughly $42,000 to $72,000 a year or $275,000 to $1,025,000. Singles should […]

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Top 8 Benefits of Using a Mortgage Broker

General Tim Hill, MBA 8 Feb

When shopping for a mortgage, many home buyers enlist the services of a Mortgage Professional. There are several benefits to using a Mortgage Broker and I have compiled a list of the top 8: 1. Saves you time – Mortgage Brokers have access to multiple lenders (over 50!). They work with lenders you have heard of and lenders […]

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How Do Mortgage Brokers Help?

General Tim Hill, MBA 29 Jan

The most important strategy that a home buyer could ever have is putting together a team of Real Estate professionals to help them make the wisest decisions in regard to the biggest purchase they will ever make; a property purchase. It is so very important to align yourself with a Realtor who has excellent property […]

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Accelerated Bi-Weekly vs. Bi-Weekly Payments

General Tim Hill, MBA 21 Jan

When signing your mortgage commitment letter you will have to choose your payment frequency. If your goal is to re-pay your mortgage as quickly as possible, then you need to understand how different payment options will affect your repayment schedule. So what are your options? In general, most lenders will offer the borrower the option […]

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6 Tips On How To Repair, Increase and Maintain Your Credit

General Tim Hill, MBA 20 Jan

Credit scores are like report cards for grown‐ups. The score you get ranges from 300 to 900. Your score indicates your creditworthiness to potential lenders, banks, landlords, insurance companies, and even to some employers. The higher your score the better. 1. GET A COPY OF YOUR CREDIT REPORT Make an inquiry once a year, twice […]

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Financial Check-Up

General Tim Hill, MBA 14 Jan

Welcome to your free financial check-up, discussing 5 key factors to assist you in ensuring you are on the right track to a solid financial future. Credit Ensuring you are using credit wisely will pave the way to making sure you have options available to you if or when you need them. One thing we […]

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Now is the Time to Get Aggressive

General Tim Hill, MBA 12 Jan

The great majority of us are in mortgage contracts that contain a prepayment privilege of some sort. “Privilege” being the key word here. Not all mortgage contracts contain such privileges, but that’s a story for another day. The mortgages that do allow prepayment privileges, usually allow at least 15% of your mortgage to be paid […]

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How to Qualify for a Mortgage Post Consumer Proposal

General Tim Hill, MBA 4 Jan

Congratulations you have made it through one of the toughest financial times in your life. It feels good to have this under control and know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I too have been down this road in 1998 and now I educate the RIGHT way to have a plan. […]

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Verifying Your Down Payment – What You Need to Know

General Tim Hill, MBA 29 Dec

Saving for a down payment is often one of the biggest challenges facing young people looking to break into the real estate market.  The source of your down payment could come from your own savings, a gift from a family member, your RRSP if you’re a first time home buyer or from the proceeds of […]

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