Mortgage Rate vs. Mortgage Solution

General Daniel Garcia 8 Aug

Due to the current interest rate qualification criteria, having a great credit score is not enough for some of us. If that is your case, you may consider switching to the idea of budgeting your mortgage payment instead of interest-rating it. We can explore what is your best option, just let me know!

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Industry Jargon Explained.

General Daniel Garcia 19 Apr

Baffled by some of the phrases realtors and bankers throw at you? Here are some commonly used—but not always understood—words to describe mortgages: Amortization Period This is the number of years it will take to repay the entire mortgage in full and is determined when you are approved. A longer amortization period will result in […]

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Housing A Major Theme Today’s Federal Budget.

General Daniel Garcia 11 Apr

Affordable Housing Is A Key Theme In Federal Budget 2022 April 7, 2022 Today’s budget announced a $10 billion package of proposals intended to reduce the cost of housing in Canada (see box below). The fundamental problem is insufficient supply to meet the demands of a rapidly growing population base. Thanks to the federal government’s policy to […]

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Understanding Your Mortgage Rate.

General Daniel Garcia 29 Mar

Understanding Your Mortgage Rate. When it comes to mortgages, one of the most important influencers is interest rate but do you know how this rate is determined? It might surprise you to find out that there are 10 major factors that affect the interest you will pay on your home loan! Knowing these factors will […]

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The Credit Challenge.

General Daniel Garcia 15 Mar

The Credit Challenge. For most people, credit score isn’t something you spend much time thinking about. Especially if you are someone who is making good money and paying all your bills on time. When you are in that boat, it feels pretty good! But, when you miss a payment or you struggle to pay all […]

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Bank of Canada Starts Hiking Rates, Signaling More To Come

General Daniel Garcia 2 Mar

Bank of Canada Starts Hiking Rates, Signaling More To Come The Governing Council of the Bank of Canada raised the overnight policy rate target by a quarter percentage point in a widely expected move and signaled that more hikes would be coming. This is the first rate hike since 2018. In a cautious stance, the […]

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The Art of Leveraging

General Daniel Garcia 28 Feb

The Art of Leveraging. For some people, just owning one property and having a single mortgage is enough to handle. But there may be no better way to grow your net worth than real estate. You might not realize homeownership can be a gateway to owning multiple investment properties. You might be thinking: there’s no […]

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General Daniel Garcia 19 Feb

Canadian Inflation Rose Again in January to 5.1% y/y, Pressuring The Bank of Canada to Hike Rates in March. Inflation Ticked Up Again in January StatsCanada today reported that consumer price inflation rose to 5.1% from year-ago levels in January, compared to 4.8% in December. This was higher than expected but still well below US […]

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Refinancing Your Home.

General Daniel Garcia 10 Feb

Refinancing Your Home. One of the best parts about life is that it is ever-changing. This is one of the reasons that mortgages are available on short-term contracts (such as the standard 5-year) so that you can adjust your mortgage over time to best suit your needs. However, in some cases you cannot wait until […]

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Variable or Fixed-rate is better for me?

General Daniel Garcia 3 Feb

How to Save with a Variable Mortgage. When it comes to mortgages, the age-old question remains: “Should I go with a variable or fixed-rate?”. To make an informed decision, it is important to look at the type of buyer and the historical trends. When it comes to variable versus fixed-rate, it is important to understand […]

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