More taxes? Yup, that’s right on top of your mortgage payment and maintenance fees (if applicable) there are wonderful property or realty taxes.
As a first time home buyer taxes might go over your head with all the details you have to consider. So here’s a little property tax crash course: Read More
Who is the best Canadian mortgage lender?
Singling out one lender as THE BEST would be next to impossible. Can’t be done.
Canadian mortgage lenders are some of the most prudent and well-managed in the world.
Competition is fierce among lenders; those that can’t compete quickly get left behind. Read More
“Hey! I know that guy!” is a common reaction I got from clients and friends when episode #9 of Money Moron aires on Slice Network. I get my 60 seconds of fame as a mortgage broker on prime time t.v. offering advice and a reality check to a young couple struggling to wrap their head around money and their dream of home ownership. Read More
I’ve never been one to get too hung up on titles or acronyms at the end of a name, especially when it comes to my own. Noticeably absent from my business cards and this blog are 3 letters, AMP. Read More
Small is the new big when it comes to up and coming condo developments in the city of Toronto. In an effort to maximize density and keep real estate affordable for an ever more expensive market, builders are designing smaller and smaller units. Read More
Chances are you’re probably not getting the best mortgage advice.
Banks and many mortgage professionals are busy competing on just the lowest rate.
But fail you when it comes to showing you how to reduce your mortgage debt more quickly and save you money on unnecessary interest payments.
I was recently contacted by The Toronto Star business reporter Susan Pigg to provide some insight into what I am observing in the Toronto condo market. The most current numbers released by TREB indicate that Toronto real estate sales volume was up 21% and along with prices up 5.5% summer 2013. Read More