4 Jul, 2024 woman thinking of her approved construction mortgage

Are you considering building a new home or renovating an existing property? If so, construction mortgages can provide you with the financing you need to make your vision a reality.

There’s no denying that the prospect of building your dream home from the ground up can be exhilarating. You have the freedom to choose the perfect piece of land, design every detail of your home, and watch your vision come to life before your eyes.

4 Jun, 2024 man discussing the most brilliant way to pay off your mortgage

Are you struggling to pay off your mortgage? With the rising cost of living in BC and the challenges of today’s economy, it can be difficult to make those monthly payments and pay off your mortgage early, or at all. But, there is a brilliant solution that can help you save money and become debt free sooner: using a home equity loan. 

Before we look at the most brilliant way to pay off your mortgage, let’s first discuss the main challenges mortgage owners face nowadays.

3 Jun, 2024 how to buy someone out of a house

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?

25 Apr, 2024 bad credit home equity loan

Dealing with bad credit? You might be wondering if there is an easy way to get a home equity loan. Or if you are eligible for one at all…

Will a low credit score allow you to pull equity out of your home and use it for home improvements, a family vacation, or your daughter’s wedding?

Can you get a home equity loan with a 500 credit score?

3 Jun, 2023 mortgage investment corporation group of investors

Over the past decade, the landscape of residential mortgage credit in British Columbia has experienced remarkable expansion. The consistent and robust growth in this sector is attributable to various factors, including increased demand for housing spurred by favourable demographics, urbanization trends, and historically low-interest rates.

Within this evolving landscape, an interesting development is the rise of Mortgage Investment Corporations (MICs). These unique entities have emerged as potent players in the lending ecosystem, offering attractive alternative lending sources for investors and borrowers alike.

10 May, 2023 client and mortgage broker discussing the penalties for paying off a mortgage early

In this blog, we’ll dive into the nitty-gritty of prepayment penalties and provide you with the knowledge and tools to navigate them smarter. From understanding the different types of prepayment penalties for breaking a mortgage to learning how to negotiate with your lender, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make an informed decision about your loans.

16 Jan, 2023 couple reading about canada’s ban on foreign home buyers

As of 1 January 2023, Canada bans foreign home buyers, a move aimed at curbing unproductive foreign ownership and bringing down housing prices across the nation.

The foreign buyer prohibition, which is supposed to expire in 2025, has been met with mixed reactions from people across the country as some favour the move, and of course, others oppose it. This is just one of several housing policies adopted by the government, including a 10-year national housing strategy and new investments for low-income Canadians.

2 Jan, 2023 can I buy a house in canada as a non resident

Of all the countries in the world, Canada has one of the best reputations. Known as a friendly country that’s inviting and open, inhabited by people who are welcoming and respectful of others’ cultures, here those keen can enjoy and connect with others. As I often get asked if it’s possible to buy a house in Canada as a non-resident, this blog is aimed to answer all your questions around this topic.

1 Jan, 2023 getting a non resident mortgage in canada

Despite high real estate prices, ineffective regulation, and a lack of unbiased info, Canada continues to attract a large volume of real estate deals even following the Covid-19 pandemic. But with so many buyers investing in a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial properties, can Canadian non-residents get a piece of the pie too? In today’s blog we’ll discuss what mortgage options non-resident buyers have in BC’s current housing market.