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How To Prove Income As Self-Employed – Tips From Your Mortgage Broker In Vancouver

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Are you self-employed in BC, Canada and ready to apply for a home loan but don’t know how to prove your income? Keep reading to learn what your lender will need from you.

Does being self-employed make it harder to get a mortgage? Yes, and No. It used to be that the only way to prove your income was through tax returns, but there are now other documents a self-employed person could use as proof of earnings.

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How To Finance a Home Renovation In Vancouver: A Guide To Getting The Best Deals And Rates

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Are you considering a home renovation in Vancouver BC? Then you might be thinking about how to finance it and the key things you should keep in mind. First, you should start by evaluating your current financial situation and figure out how much you can afford to put toward the renovation. If you have equity in your home, you may be able to finance the project with a home equity loan or line of credit. Another option is to take out a personal loan from a bank or credit union.

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How To Buy Someone Out Of a House Mortgage In BC, Canada?

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How you choose to approach the issue of buying someone out of a house depends on the complexity of your relationship. One usual solution for many parties terminating their relationship is completing a buyout.
So how do you buy someone out of a house? Are married couples facing more red tape than common-law couples? How do you decide who stays and who goes?

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What Is a High Ratio Mortgage, And How To Use It

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What is a high ratio mortgage, and what do you need to know about it?

Is a high mortgage ratio worth getting into, or is it best to stick to other mortgage options? Should I have a longer or a shorter amortization period…?

While all this can sound like complicated money-talk, it’s actually quite straightforward to understand, regardless of your experience in buying homes — or applying for mortgages.

In this article, we’ll talk about high ratio mortgages and their implications, while also breaking down this seemingly inaccessible mortgage jargon.

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No Appraisal For Getting a Home Equity Loan In BC? When And How It Works

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Ordering an appraisal is a common step when doing any mortgage even when getting a home equity loan. Appraisals are necessary when homes are being bought or sold or when people refinance or take out a 2nd mortgage on their home or other Real Estate . The appraisal helps the parties to the transaction determine current market value, property condition and these factors helps determine loan to value & marketability of the home.

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Income Tax Arrears: What Are They And How To Claim Yours

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Discover everything you ever wanted to know about income tax arrears and how to claim yours by reading this blog.

When it comes to payments and taxes, everyone knows a little, but no one knows enough. Our life is a collection of financial agreements between us and a third party — that is repeated every year. We receive certain benefits and services, and in exchange, we agree to pay a certain amount of money during a set timeframe.

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Consumer Proposals And Mortgage Renewals In BC: What You Need To Know

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Unique financial situations come into play for many people and choosing a consumer proposal is something that some Canadians turn to when debts and other bills put them at risk of loosing their home. I have personally witnessed clients that have had great success going through these debt consolidation programs. But there are things to be aware of and debt owed to the same institution that holds your mortgage is something you should take great consideration prior to including this into your restructuring.

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