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What Is Home Equity and How Can I Build It?

What Is Home Equity and How Can I Build It?

October 6, 2021 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Home equity is an essential asset for creating wealth and income. Learn how home equity is calculated, why it's important, and five steps you can take to build it. As you make monthly mortgage paymen ... [read more]

What's Involved in Giving Your Child a Boost to Home Ownership?

What's Involved in Giving Your Child a Boost to Home Ownership?

October 6, 2021 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

What's Involved in Giving Your Child a Boost to Home Ownership? With the financial demands of school loans, living expenses, and finding a career path, many young people struggle to purchase their fi ... [read more]

How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate | Home Selling Advice

How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate | Home Selling Advice

September 15, 2021 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate - Home Selling Advice How to negotiate and handle low-ball offers on your real estate property in a buyer's market without compromising the value or wort ... [read more]

Six Tips For Financial Fitness This Fall

Six Tips For Financial Fitness This Fall

September 8, 2021 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

It's September and there is some optimism that we may be moving towards the end of life in a global pandemic. The Fall has had always been a great time to go back to school on financial fitness, and ... [read more]

Bank Of Canada Rate Update Sept 8, 2021

Bank Of Canada Rate Update Sept 8, 2021

September 8, 2021 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Bank of Canada maintains policy rate, continues forward guidance and current pace of quantitative easing The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower boun ... [read more]

What are credit scores and how are they important?

What are credit scores and how are they important?

September 1, 2021 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

A credit score is a number that shows how likely you are to pay or default on credit. It ranges from 300 to 850; the higher the number, the more creditworthy lenders deem you. Your credit history dete ... [read more]

Getting a Mortgage as a Student

Getting a Mortgage as a Student

August 18, 2021 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Purchasing a home is most likely one of the most sizable purchases most of us will ever make, and finally, buying a home is a dream come true for most. For students, it may seem like this dream is fo ... [read more]

What Happens if You Lose Your Job Before Closing?

What Happens if You Lose Your Job Before Closing?

August 4, 2021 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

A job loss a few days or weeks prior to closing your home purchase can be distressing; especially when you have no alternative source of income. Getting a new job can ease the situation, but it's not ... [read more]

How a Funding Condition Can Secure Purchasers From Financial and Legal Penalties in  Ontario

How a Funding Condition Can Secure Purchasers From Financial and Legal Penalties in Ontario

July 21, 2021 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

When you make a deal to buy a home, in addition to thinking about how much money to provide, you likewise need to think about any conditions that you want to include. Some common conditions deal with ... [read more]

Bank Of Canada Rate Update July 14, 2021

Bank Of Canada Rate Update July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Bank of Canada maintains policy rate and forward guidance, adjusts quantitative easing program The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ per ... [read more]

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