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Avoid Buying the Wrong House

10 Ways to Avoid Buying the Wrong House

How to Buy with Your Head & Heart
Authored by: Mark Weisleder: a lawyer, author and speaker to the real estate industry.

The most common mistake home buyers make is that they buy with their heart instead of their head. This often means they pay more than they should or are disappointed when they uncover defects in the home or find out the neighbourhood isn’t quite what …

  • Posted: October 2, 2013
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Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

5 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Check out our tips to pay off your mortgage faster and save more money!
Purchasing a home is a major accomplishment, but paying off your mortgage as early as possible will be the best investment you can make. A 2010 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) survey indicated that 68 per cent of recent homeowners felt there was a strong chance they could pay off their mortgage earlier than their …

  • Posted: September 25, 2013
  • Tags: Mortgages
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Mortgage Shopping

Mortgage Shopping?

Here’s the inside scoop on how to do it right!
There are 4 simple questions you MUST ask your lender or advisor.  If they cannot answer any one of these 4 questions properly, you should …RUN…DON’T WALK…to a lender that does!

What are Mortgage interest rates based on?

    Since mortgages …

  • Posted: September 11, 2013
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Purchase Plus Improvements

Purchase Plus Improvements

How To Roll Renovation Costs Into Your Mortgage
Found your dream home but it needs a little updating? The Purchase Plus Improvements Program will allow you to add the cost of the renovation to your purchase price which means you can put as little as 5% down and still get industry best mortgage rates.

Here’s an example:  

Home with purchase price of $300,000 and it requires …

  • Posted: August 28, 2013
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TOP MORTGAGE BROKERS

CANADA’S 2012 TOP 75 MORTGAGE BROKERS REVEALED…..

The Loewen Group recently received the exciting news we are one of the 2012 Top 75 Brokers in Canada for funded volume – spot number 33 to be exact! It is a huge honor for the Loewen Group to be recognized by Canadian Mortgage Professional’s (CMP) for the first time and we couldn’t have done without YOU!

A BIG THANK YOU to all our clients for allowing …

  • Posted: August 14, 2013
  • Tags: Mortgages
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What is Refinancing?

What is Refinancing?

How to Access the Equity in Your Home
Do you owe money on your credit cards or for property taxes? Thinking of buying a new vehicle or doing some home renovations? Are today’s interest rates lower than what you are currently locked in at?  Want to take advantage of lower rates and purchase a rental home or cottage?  

If you answered yes to any of these questions …

  • Posted: August 6, 2013
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Bridge Financing

Bridge Financing Explained

What Is Bridge Financing and When Do You Need It?
We bridge-the-gap and explain when its required, how it works and what it costs! 

Bridge financing is for homeowners who have purchased a new house but the closing date for the new place is earlier than the closing date for the sale of their existing home.

 Here is a typical situation where bridge …

  • Posted: July 17, 2013
  • Tags: Mortgages
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couple-money-fighting

How Arguments About Money Hurt Your Relationship (And What You Can Do About It)

Guest Blog from PhD Amy Muise describing research on Money & Relationships
Do you and your partner argue about money? Maybe you disagree about how to spend your money – one wants to save for a down payment on a house while the other wants spend the money on a European vacation. Perhaps one partner makes more money than the other and it is difficult to fairly divide the …

  • Posted: June 9, 2013
  • Tags: Mortgages
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Things to Think About When Shopping for a Mortgage

7 Things to Think About When Shopping for a Mortgage (Besides Rates)

When shopping out the best mortgage for my clients, I of course consider who has the best 3, 5 and 10 year rates, but rates are not the only criteria I use to evaluate a lender. Often several lenders offer comparable rates, the idea here is that you can customize your mortgage to meet YOUR needs, rate is only one criteria.

Here are seven key criteria to …

  • Posted: April 20, 2013
  • Tags: Mortgages
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homeownership as a relationship decision

Do those who buy together stay together?

Treating Homeownership As A Relationship Decision
Buying your first home? Chances are this is not only a financial decision, but a relationship decision as well. In Canada, 76% of first time homebuyers made the purchase with a romantic partner.1 Given that financial issues are one of the most common problems in romantic relationships2 – beat out only by balancing work and family obligations and deciding how frequently to have sex (for more …

  • Posted: March 6, 2013
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