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In a Financial Jam and Realizing Selling Your House Isn’t That Easy? Here Are Some Options

In a Financial Jam and Realizing Selling Your House Isn’t That Easy? Here Are Some Options

We write a lot about dealing with outstanding debt and finding more space in your budget – but what can you do if the problem isn’t your budget, but rather your expenses? It happens sometimes that the cost of living for a person or family may simply…

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Preparing to Refinance/Renew Your Mortgage at a Higher Interest Rate

Preparing to Refinance/Renew Your Mortgage at a Higher Interest Rate

Are you planning to renew your mortgage soon? If so, you could be in for sticker shock. Economists estimate about 24.1% of mortgages will renew in 2020, and 26.8% in 2021. Since 2017, we have seen interest rates rise significantly, going from 0.5% to 1.75%. If you…

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How to Obtain Home Equity Financing Without Getting Other People on Title Involved

How to Obtain Home Equity Financing Without Getting Other People on Title Involved

Home equity financing can help you achieve a lot of financial goals — complete a home renovation, fund a major event, like a wedding or tuition, get out of debt, and more. But sometimes it can be difficult to secure the financing if there are other people…

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When Does a Second Mortgage Make Sense?

When Does a Second Mortgage Make Sense?

Is a second mortgage the right choice for you? If you’ve been wondering the answer, here’s how to tell. First off, let’s define what a second mortgage is. When you first buy your home, you take out a purchase loan – your first mortgage. This is typically…

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Types of Mortgage Lenders Who Offer Mortgage Refinancing

Types of Mortgage Lenders Who Offer Mortgage Refinancing

Thinking about applying for mortgage refinancing? It can be a great way to: Consolidate debt Fund a home renovation Pay for a big event, like a wedding Cover education costs And more. But if you’re looking into mortgage refinancing, you’ll need to decide where to secure that…

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Bruised Credit? A Bad Credit Loan May Be the Only Answer – Here is What You Need to Know

Bruised Credit? A Bad Credit Loan May Be the Only Answer – Here is What You Need to Know

If you have bruised credit and are looking for financing, you may be considering a bad credit loan. But if this is the case, you need to pay special attention to the types of loans available. Some aren’t as good as they appear to be. A bad…

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Borrow Home Equity to Pay Off Your Credit Card – Even If You’re Not the Only One on Title

Borrow Home Equity to Pay Off Your Credit Card – Even If You’re Not the Only One on Title

With interest rates on the rise, high credit card debt can be even more expensive to pay it off. If you have home equity available, you might want to use some of it to pay down your bills, but what if there are other people on title?…

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Financial Spotlight: Homeowners Currently in a 5-Year Fixed Mortgage and Preparing for a Higher-Rate Renewal

Financial Spotlight: Homeowners Currently in a 5-Year Fixed Mortgage and Preparing for a Higher-Rate Renewal

If you are in a 5-year fixed mortgage, it’s possible that you are up for renewal this year or in the very near future. Nearly 50% of Canadian homeowners will be renewing their mortgage between 2018 and 2020. If you are in this boat, there are several…

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Why Can’t I Refinance My House in an Undischarged Bankruptcy or in a Consumer Proposal?

Why Can’t I Refinance My House in an Undischarged Bankruptcy or in a Consumer Proposal?

We are frequently asked this question: can I refinance my house after filing for bankruptcy or filing for a consumer proposal? Often, consumers are told by banks and other financial institutions that they can’t borrow money while in an undischarged bankruptcy or in a consumer proposal. But…

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Mortgage Refinancing in Canada – is it Literally Now or Never?

Mortgage Refinancing in Canada – is it Literally Now or Never?

There’s no question about it — Canadian homeowners are living with a lot of uncertainty. New Canadian mortgage rules and interest rate increases are coming fast and furious from government officials, which begs the question for those who own their home: is it time to refinance? There…

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