My mission is to help keep mortgage consumers informed! + MORE Dec 9th

Obtaining a mortgage or secured line of credit in Canada at the best rates is often a daunting task. We can help! Read the articles below for more info.
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What Impact will the Stress Test have when Renewing Your Mortgage? Feb 28th

So, your mortgage is coming up for renewal this year. You’ve probably been in your mortgage for at least three years – but likely closer to five, as this is the most common term. Does the mortgage stress test affect you? Absolutely! And, here’s how… SCENARIO 1: Your current.... More »
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CMHC Makes Dividend Payments to Government: What are They and Who do They Help? + MORE Apr 5th

  Starting in 2017, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been making both special and regular dividend payments to its shareholder, the Government of Canada. The largest sum was for $4-billion in June 2017, which was spread over two years. At that time they announced the impl.... More »
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How to Use a Mortgage Calculator + MORE Apr 18th

  Looking at mortgage rates for a new house? Need a mortgage calculator? Canada residents know it’s easy to fall in love with your dream home. But, it helps to factor in the mortgage loan amount and interest rate beforehand. You want to determine how much house you can afford  -  p.... More »

The State of the Mortgage Market Feb 1st

Mortgage Professionals Canada released its marquis State of the Mortgage Market report last week. While much of the media focus was on the report’s assessment of the mortgage stress test and its ramifications, the annual report was once again chock-full of enlightening statistics that help pai.... More »
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Looking Beyond the Big Banks: How Playing the Mortgage Field Could Save You Thousands Mar 3rd

When it comes to your mortgage, there’s no need to settle for the most obvious options. When the time comes to buy a house, most Canadians rely on only the ‘big six’ banks to find a competitive interest rate. An HSBC study from last year shows Canadians are among the least likel.... More »
My mission is to help keep mortgage consumers informed!
Many mortgage brokers and other sales/service professionals keep track of numbers to measure whether we’re on track for growth year-over-year.
So, I did some math. Since becoming a broker in 2004, my team and I have successfully funded more than $920 million in mortgages. That’s a big number, and I’m proud of my accomplishments – but not only because of the monetary value. Of course, everyone has to earn a living, but I also get to help people make their home dreams come true everyday. Now, that is among my proudest accomplishments by far!

For years, I was asked to become a Team Lead and take on mortgage agents to mentor and guide. Finally, five years ago, I put together a team of mortgage professionals at the request of my then corporate head office. And, in 2017, we ranked Top 20 nationally among large teams for funded mortgage volume. Now, here’s something else I’m extremely proud of: helping my team build their individual businesses and succeed!
Where it all began
Prior to becoming a broker, I worked with two of Canada’s largest financial institutions for 15 years…

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Tempered Rate Hike Forecasts for 2019

– canadianmortgagetrends.com

Floating-rate mortgage holders who had feared the Bank of Canada’s recent full-steam-ahead view towards continued rate hikes can take a breather—at least for now. The central bank adopted a more dovish stance at yesterday’s rate hold announcement, which confirmed a growing chorus of analysts who now expect the bank to take a slower pace on […]

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