First Time Buyer Category
It’s Benchmark Interest Rate day! Exciting stuff huh? Well, to me it is! No surprise, at 10am this morning, the Bank of Canada announced it would hold the Benchmark Interest Rate at 1 percent, where it’s been for more than 3 years. This will likely have a calming effect on other rates over the near-term, as […]
Hello!! RBC has a promotion on for all first time home buyers, we are thanking our new home owner clients with a $500 cash deposit to their account (at RBC) on the day of closing for choosing us for their home financing needs. This goes a long way towards legal fees or beer and pizza […]
I have this designation on my business card, website, facebook page, and I flaunt it all the time. Taking the ABR® designation course changed my career. It gave me perspective on the needs of Buyer clients, and provided me with an amazing toolkit to service those unique clients. At the same time, it provided me […]
Thinking about Buying? Most people think about buying well in advance of actually purchasing a home. Once you’ve decided that homeownership is in your future, here is a rough outline of the process: Step 1 – Speak to a Lender After gathering your financial details, such as verifiable income, assets, debts, etc, the time has come to […]
Moderation—not correction—on tap for Canadian housing markets in 2013, says RE/MAX Mississauga, ON (November 14, 2012) — Canadian real estate markets demonstrated remarkable resilience in 2012—with home sales up or on par in 65 per cent of major centres—despite considerable headwinds in terms of tighter financing and economic uncertainty abroad. The trend is expected to continue, […]
First-Time-Buyers – How to Borrow your downpayment, start your retirement planning, and buy a house at the same time….
With the recent changes made to Canadian Mortgage Laws, including limiting Amortization to 25 years, and requiring minimum 5% down payments be made on Mortgages, First time buyers are finding it very difficult to get into the housing market. I have created an innovative plan to assist First Time Buyers in not only buying their […]
Here’s an article that was just published in The Star from one of my favourite lawyers (never thought I’d say those two words together!!!), Mark Weisleder. http://www.moneyville.ca/article/1276975–the-pros-and-cons-of-rent-to-own This article just gives a really quick breakdown of Rent-To-Own – how it works, and pro’s and cons for buyers and Landlords/Sellers. Many sellers aren’t really interested in […]
For almost a year now (I keep telling you we’re ahead of the curve), the office of RE/MAX a-b Realty ltd and its agents have been working with Quick Response Codes. Many of us have implemented these codes into our marketing program, using them on our business cards for profile/contact information, or inserting them into […]
*Article courtesy of Heather Degraaf @ ScotiabankContact Heather for all your mortgage needs. 519-535-7890Housing Demand Perks Up After a seasonally uncharacteristic spring and summer slump, Canadian home sales appear to be stabilizing at a new lower, but more sustainable level. National MLS sales volumes increased 3% m/m in September, building on a similar gain in […]
I found this article interesting and very relevant. Check it out! Original Article Have you ever wondered why the banks list posted mortgage rates that are ridiculously high? One reason is that it could result in you paying $10,000 or more in extra penalties should you ever break your mortgage with them. Here is the […]
I have been successful helping clients buy, sell, or lease residential, commercial, or investment properties in the Woodstock, Ontario area since August of 2007. With technical experience ... Read More...