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Spring Clean Your Finances!

Spring Clean Your Finances!

April 27, 2022 | Posted by: Charlene Hinds

Spring finally arrived after a long winter, and with inflation and the rising cost of living on everyone’s mind, there’s never been a better time to do a little spring cleaning… of ...

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Higher interest rates are here. What does it mean for you?

Higher interest rates are here. What does it mean for you?

March 2, 2022 | Posted by: Charlene Hinds

The Bank of Canada has been signaling for a while now that they will respond to inflation by raising interest rates. Sure enough, on March 2nd they announced a hike in the overnight rate by 0.25% ...

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My home is my castle and so much more!

My home is my castle and so much more!

February 28, 2022 | Posted by: Charlene Hinds

My home is my castle! It’s also your greatest wealth building tool. Home equity can build nicely by chipping away at payments and through increasing home values, ultimately creating a terrific r ...

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It’s RRSP season. Why is this important to you as a homeowner?

It’s RRSP season. Why is this important to you as a homeowner?

February 23, 2022 | Posted by: Charlene Hinds

The deadline to contribute to your RRSP this year is March 1. Your home may be the perfect tool to pay yourself first and grow your net worth. Many homeowners feel caught between competing financial ...

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First-time homebuyers can tap their RRSPs to help with a home purchase.

First-time homebuyers can tap their RRSPs to help with a home purchase.

February 3, 2022 | Posted by: Charlene Hinds

Thinking about buying your first home? Wish you had saved up a good down payment? Maybe you have, but didn’t know it. Designed to help first-time buyers get into home ownership, the federal Hom ...

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The Mortgage Broker Advantage

The Mortgage Broker Advantage

January 25, 2022 | Posted by: Charlene Hinds

Increasingly, Canadians are turning to mortgage brokers for their first and next mortgage, taking advantage of the value and convenience of their services.  One of the most compelling reasons to ...

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Sensible strategies to help you thrive in 2022

Sensible strategies to help you thrive in 2022

December 21, 2021 | Posted by: Charlene Hinds

Canadians keep talking about the housing market! Are we in a housing bubble, will rates rise in 2022 and by how much, is this the right time to buy or refinance, is a lender’s renewal offer the ...

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Preparing for higher rates

Preparing for higher rates

November 29, 2021 | Posted by: Charlene Hinds

Given inflationary pressures, the Bank of Canada indicated in their last rate announcement that rate hikes could take place earlier than previously indicated, in mid-2022, which means variable rates t ...

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The Lowdown on Appraisals

The Lowdown on Appraisals

October 26, 2021 | Posted by: Charlene Hinds

Whether you’re purchasing a new home or want to complete a refinance of your current mortgage, it’s important to understand the role of the home appraisal and how it can impact the outcome ...

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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 8, 2021 | Posted by: Charlene Hinds

With the financial demands of school loans, living expenses, and finding a career path, many young people struggle to purchase their first home. Often, parents and grandparents are very sympathetic. T ...

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