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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Having Fall weather is fast approaching, and these beautiful weekends are perfect to tackle some of the fall home maintenance projects. The checklist below is a great starting point to help you keep your home and gardens looking beautiful and safe. Fall home...

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Innovative Products

Innovative Products

Innovative products Innovative products only found through broker channels are creating opportunities for many. Don’t discount the power of an experienced Ottawa mortgage broker and the vast array of Innovative products and services they have to offer.  Jennifer...

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Buying a Rural Property

Buying a Rural Property

So, you want to buy a rural property, a home in the country?  Space, peace and quiet, big home, big yard, John Deere tractor...the list goes no.  If you are thinking about buying a rural home, there are a number of things to consider, not the least being how different...

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Breaking your Mortgage Contract

Breaking your Mortgage Contract

Why consider breaking your mortgage contract? Above all, you may find that your current mortgage terms and conditions no longer meet your needs. Furthermore, if you want to make changes before the end of your term, you will need to renegotiate your mortgage contract....

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Down Payment & Qualifying Criteria

Down Payment & Qualifying Criteria

Lenders require mortgage loan insurance if a borrower has a down payment of less than 20% of the purchase price of the home. By protecting lenders against default, Mortgage Loan Insurance creates an opportunity for homeownership. As the average prices of homes across...

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Purchase plus Improvements

Purchase plus Improvements

A Purchase plus Improvements Program combines a home improvement loan with your mortgage.  This blog is the second post in a two-part series on home renovations. You can kick-off renovations as soon as you take possession of your home. Key renovations, retrofits and...

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Home Renovations

Home Renovations

According to StatsCan home renovations are very popular. This is a multi-billion dollar industry that significantly contributes to Canada’s economy.  In order to maintain the value and appeal of your property... ...Renovations are critical. This is a two-part series. ...

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Home Equity Line of Credit

Home Equity Line of Credit

A Home Equity Line of Credit is a “type” of mortgage.  The bank uses your home as a guarantee and grants you a Revolving Line of credit.  As a result, you can borrow, pay it back, borrow again on a continuous basis.  A Home Equity Line of Credit may be in combination...

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Condo – What exactly I’m I getting into?

Much like the housing market in general, Ottawa’s condo market is seeing a resurgence. High-end rental units to executive and custom luxury condominiums. New projects are everywhere. Some of these new projects are more in line with what people want. People are looking...

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