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I've recently been looking for feedback from other Mortgage Professionals in Canada in my group on Linked In. There is quite a debate as to whether or not professional designations such as the AMP (accredited mortgage professional) designation is all it's cracked up to be. Personally, I feel it d...
11/21/2009
Variable rates have slowly been lowering and today Merix Financial (only available through Brokers) has the lowest variable rate currently at prime minus .25% = 2.00%. Since CMHC has forecasted rates to stay steady into mid 2010 and a moderate increase for the rest of that year, I say go variable...
11/16/2009
Unfortunately the day may come that you find yourself going through a separation or divorce. Of course this can be a scary and unknown time for you as your financial situation will change. One of the largest financial obligations to consider for people going through this period is their mortgage ...
01/25/2009
Canadian Mortgage Market In recent weeks, a great deal of attention has been given to the health of the Canadian mortgage market in relation to events south of the border. The recent action by Congress in Washington has heightened scrutiny on the Canadian mortgage and real estate markets.Numerous...
10/07/2008
For those looking to purchase a home or re-finance their current mortgage in Canada and will have a balance of over $500,000, you will qualify for a special 5 year fixed rate of 5.04% (full 20/20 pre-payment privileges allowed) - but only until Nov. 30th.  For anyone looking for a mortgage that's...
08/30/2008
Well it's the last day of the month and time to draw another lucky winner in the KROCK 105.7 and Mortgage Intelligence win your mortgage payment contest. We've given away a mortgage payment a month this year and will continue to do so until the end of the year. Last month brought over 8000 entrie...
08/28/2008
  Credit Scoring in Canada There’s several myths and misinformation about credit scoring. Here are some facts that may help you to know how your score is calculated. The credit score, also referred to as a “FICO score,”  or “Beacon score” is a mathematical formulae created by Fair, Isaac and Comp...
08/26/2008
When it was announced by the Federal Government that they would be stopping true zero down mortgages  http://www.fin.gc.ca/news08/data/08-051_1e.html , I was amazed that the press did not dig a little deeper into the consequences of such a quick and what in my opinion is a not very well thought t...
08/25/2008
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Just my 2 cents on current mortgage issues facing Canadian Consumers and the Mortgage Brokering Community as a whole