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What are credit scores and how are they important?

What are credit scores and how are they important?

September 1, 2021 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

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 ...

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2021 Mortgage Stress Test - Latest Updates

2021 Mortgage Stress Test - Latest Updates

April 21, 2021 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

On April 8th, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced that it is relaunching its consultation on the minimum qualifying interest rate for uninsured mortgages. Usual ...

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April 21-2021 - Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, adjusts quantitative easing program

April 21-2021 - Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, adjusts quantitative easing program

April 21, 2021 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

Available as: PDF The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and the deposit rate at ¼ percent. The ...

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April 2021-Bank of Canada Releases Results from Consultations on Inflation and Monetary Policy

April 2021-Bank of Canada Releases Results from Consultations on Inflation and Monetary Policy

April 12, 2021 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

The below details are what has been reported by the Bank of Canada Website Over the past two years, we spoke with thousands of Canadians about their views on the economy, inflation and what the Bank ...

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Multi-Family Lending: What You Need To Know About Hard Money Loans

Multi-Family Lending: What You Need To Know About Hard Money Loans

March 8, 2021 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

Multi-Family Lending: What You Need To Know About Hard Money Loans Multi-family real estate is one of the most popular investments for both newbie and seasoned investors. Buyers in the past used trad ...

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How Good vs Bad Debt Impacts Your Household

How Good vs Bad Debt Impacts Your Household

January 27, 2021 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

In order to understand the difference between good and bad debt, it's important to track your income and expenses and established saving goals for your family. Financial stability allows you to mee ...

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3 Tips on How to Better Your Credit Score

3 Tips on How to Better Your Credit Score

December 9, 2020 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

Having a good credit score is of paramount essence as it affects your ability to access loans and borrow money. Your credit score rating influences the amount of mortgage you qualify for. You may ...

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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?

Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?

January 15, 2020 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

There are a multitude of reasons why a homeowner may be considering refinancing their mortgage. However, before any final decisions are made it is always a good idea to consider carefully whether refi ...

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How Much House Can You Afford? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

How Much House Can You Afford? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

July 24, 2019 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

It is the perennial question for every first-time homeowner. How much house can I afford? As with so many life-changing decisions, there is no one right answer to this common query, and the size of th ...

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3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit

July 10, 2019 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

For many Canadians looking to purchase a home, bad credit scores stand in the way of getting a mortgage. Most lenders prefer your score to be 650 or higher. If they do allow for lower credit scores, i ...

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3 Smart Ways to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit

3 Smart Ways to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit

March 13, 2019 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

For homeowners across the globe, home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) have become a handy way of tapping into the value of their homes. However, when borrowing money against your home, it is always ...

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How to Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Mortgage

How to Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Mortgage

December 24, 2018 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

For most first time home buyers, obtaining a mortgage is a crucial part of the purchasing process. However, being approved for a mortgage is often easier said than done. It can be disheartening to f ...

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Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

October 4, 2018 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

Debt. It's something almost everyone will have at some point in their life. But what happens when your debt begins to get the better of you? What options are available? Some simple strategies can he ...

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Why You Need an Emergency Fund And How to Get One

Why You Need an Emergency Fund And How to Get One

September 27, 2018 | Posted by: Barry Johnson

Building an emergency fund is something most people know they should do but few actually get around to doing. A recent study found that nearly two-thirds of Americans did not have an emergency fund, a ...

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