The Latest in Mortgage News – New Era, New Choices + MORE Apr 3rd

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

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 n.... More »
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Mortgage up for renewal? Read this first + MORE May 9th

New mortgage rules and higher interest rates may make it more difficult for you to renew your mortgage..... More »
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Looser Mortgage Standards Hit the UK! Is Canada Next?! Aug 28th

There’s nothing surprising about the loosening of mortgage standards to spur growth. In the last real housing bubble of 1990, banks and government brought in stricter lending rules, making it tougher for borrowers to get a mortgage. Fast forward to the present. We’ve yet to see a housin.... More »
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Should You Accept That Pre-Approved Credit Limit Increase? Jun 5th

If you faithfully pay your loans, mortgage and credit cards each month, then you’ve probably received a call or letter from your bank with the news that you were pre-approved for a credit increase or a line of credit. You might be thinking, I don’t even use all the credit I currently have. I do.... More »
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Let's Throw a Patent-Burning Party Oct 1st

When a drug goes generic, it’s as if society has paid off a mortgage..... More »
Top 5 Ways to Pay for SchoolLooking into a post-secondary education for the first time can be pretty overwhelming, and figuring out how you’ll pay for it all can add extra stress. To help, here are five options to keep in mind while going through the process.

TIP: Apply for everything you qualify for! Check scholarshipscanada.com and yconic.com.

TIP: Find out if your parents are helping you out. They may have an RESP or other savings.
Figure out how much you need to pay for school with the RBC Student Budget Calculator

TIP: Learn more at canlearn.ca.

TIP: Look for job sites catered to students and new grads such as TalentEgg and jobpostings.ca.

TIP: Check out how the RBC Student Line of Credit could help you.
For year-round student finance tips, check out the RBC Student Solutions Hub.
 
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How life insurance can protect from debt risks
Q: Our 19-year-old son has been accepted into an aviation program. The cost of the program is $100,000. Government Student Loan funding is not enough to cover the program cost, therefore we looked into a student line of credit. Unfortunately, a pilot was not listed as a profession that would get approval for a $100,000 student line of credit; the only option was to use our own personal line of credit.
In order to protect ourselves financially in case something happens to our son, I would like to purchase life insurance but I’m not sure what type of life insurance and if disability insurance is also needed. Once his debit is paid off I would like to see him continue with the life insurance policy so he has coverage if he decides to start a family. Would he be able to increase the policy coverage? Or is it in his best financial interest to incorporate future costs now?
—Diana
A: Diana, this is a great question. This is a good example of life insurance protecting a financial risk, which is one of the main purposes of life insurance…

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Here’s our latest recap of Canadian mortgage and real estate news. This week we look at: The latest housing affordability report, which came out with fairly predictable results How the post-OSFI stress test bump in business for credit unions may not be materializing What HomEquity’s 2017 originations data says about the trend towards reverse mortgages […]

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