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Leverage the equity in your home to build wealth.

Leverage the equity in your home to build wealth.

November 5, 2021 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Leverage the equity in your home to build wealth. 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 t ... [read more]

The Four C's of Your Credit Rating

The Four C's of Your Credit Rating

September 24, 2021 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

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Choosing Your Mortgage Broker

Choosing Your Mortgage Broker

August 12, 2021 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Choosing Your Mortgage Broker There is a little doubt that the biggest purchase of your life will be your home. When embarking on your homeownership journey, having the right support and informatio ... [read more]

4 REASONS WHY THIS SUMMER'S HOUSING MARKET IS ALREADY MOVING FAST

4 REASONS WHY THIS SUMMER'S HOUSING MARKET IS ALREADY MOVING FAST

July 14, 2021 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

4 REASONS WHY THIS SUMMER'S HOUSING MARKETIS ALREADY MOVING FAST!! Do yourself a favor: Before you start, talk with your DLC Ideal Mortgage professional or visit GetTheIdealMortgage.com and preq ... [read more]

5 Actions to Take Before the BOC Raises Interest Rates

5 Actions to Take Before the BOC Raises Interest Rates

July 9, 2021 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

5 Actions to Take Before the BOC Raises Interest Rates The Bank of Canada holds the key interest rate at 0.25 per cent, but as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation is rising a ... [read more]

4 REASONS WHY MORTGAGE BROKERS ARE BETTER THAN BANKS

4 REASONS WHY MORTGAGE BROKERS ARE BETTER THAN BANKS

June 29, 2021 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

4 REASONS WHY MORTGAGE BROKERS ARE BETTER THAN BANKS It’s easy for brokers to compete with the banks. While banks may offer competitive rates at times, right now we have much better rates th ... [read more]

What's on your bucket list?

What's on your bucket list?

May 7, 2021 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

What's on your bucket list? Your bucket list includes all the goals you want to achieve, and the life experiences and dreams you want to fulfill. It's often viewed as a “to-do” list fo ... [read more]

Common Myths About Credit Scores

Common Myths About Credit Scores

April 27, 2021 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Making The Grade: Common Myths About Credit Scores. How is your credit score calculated? It is a complex answer and, as such, common myths persist. Today, we are going to help you get a better unde ... [read more]

Homebuying - Step By Step

Homebuying - Step By Step

April 16, 2021 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Homebuying - Step By Step The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is one of Canada’s three mortgage insurers. Beyond insuring mortgage, CMHC also offers consumer guidance in the f ... [read more]

Relocate or Renovate

Relocate or Renovate

April 9, 2021 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Relocate or Renovate. Like Lighting in a Bottle. That’s how Todd Talbot describes the chemistry between him and Jillian Harris, his co-host of the reality TV series Love It or List It Vanco ... [read more]

How to Handle the Home and Mortgage During a Divorce

How to Handle the Home and Mortgage During a Divorce

April 6, 2021 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

How to Handle the Home and Mortgage During a Divorce Divorce is always a very difficult time, and the changes to the mortgage rules over the last few years have made it even more difficult. For the ... [read more]

6 Important Questions to Ask Before a Big Home Renovation

6 Important Questions to Ask Before a Big Home Renovation

April 1, 2021 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

6 Important Questions to Ask Before a Big Home Renovation. So you want to make a major home renovation. Congratulations! Now, you’ve got to find the right contractor for the job. While doing ... [read more]

Top 5 Reasons to Stay in the Home You Love as You Age.

Top 5 Reasons to Stay in the Home You Love as You Age.

March 26, 2021 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Top 5 Reasons to Stay in the Home You Love as You Age. According to a report by Mustel Group and Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, 86% of Canadian baby boomers and older homeowners want ... [read more]

Understand Your Mortgage Options

Understand Your Mortgage Options

December 10, 2020 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Understand Your Mortgage Options   When it comes to mortgages, there can be a lot to know! Do you go with a fixed-rate mortgage or a variable-rate? What are the terms? What are the penalties? ... [read more]

Which renovations go right to your bottom line?

Which renovations go right to your bottom line?

September 18, 2020 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Which renovations go right to your bottom line? Whether you are looking to buy a fixer-upper or renovate your existing home to improve the quality of life for you and your family, it’s worthw ... [read more]

An Annual Mortgage Checkup Can Be A Smart Financial Move

An Annual Mortgage Checkup Can Be A Smart Financial Move

July 10, 2020 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

On a yearly basis, it's a good idea to have a mortgage professional check under the hood of your mortgage. Life doesn't stand still, which means your mortgage needs may have changed. You'll want to ... [read more]

10 Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid

10 Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid

January 20, 2020 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

10 Mortgage Mistakes: Avoid these potential deal-breakers when it comes time to line up financing for your next home. Have you been approved for a mortgage and are waiting for the completion date t ... [read more]

Five reasons to use a mortgage broker

Five reasons to use a mortgage broker

December 18, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

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How Credit Scores Are Calculated

How Credit Scores Are Calculated

November 8, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

How Credit Scores Are Calculated For most people, your personal credit score and how a credit score is calculated are complete mysteries. How can you be expected to play and be successful if you ar ... [read more]

Four Home Run Mortgage Strategies

Four Home Run Mortgage Strategies

September 20, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Four Home Run Mortgage Strategies While most people start off their mortgage search by going after the lowest rate, what they are really after is the mortgage with the lowest cost. Then again, the ... [read more]

4 Home Improvements That Will Increase The Value Of Your Home

4 Home Improvements That Will Increase The Value Of Your Home

June 21, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

4 Home Improvements That Will Increase The Value Of Your Home Some home improvements provide more of a payback when you sell the house down the road.Here’s a list of the four home improvement ... [read more]

SPRING Into Action

SPRING Into Action

March 22, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

SPRING Into Action We sprung forward last earlier this month by changing our clocks one hour ahead. For some, their microwave and oven clocks are once again displaying the correct time since the la ... [read more]

Broker VS Specialist - What's the Difference

Broker VS Specialist - What's the Difference

March 8, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

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Have A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Have A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

December 21, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

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Is It Time For A Mortgage Checkup?

Is It Time For A Mortgage Checkup?

December 11, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Is It Time For A Mortgage Checkup? It’s coming up on the end of the year. It’s most likely been another busy year for you; when is it not right? While there’s so much to do as we ... [read more]

Get a FREE Copy of Your Credit Bureau

Get a FREE Copy of Your Credit Bureau

November 14, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

How to Get a FREE Copy of Your Credit Bureau Think of your credit score as a report card on how you’ve handled your finances in the past. A credit score is a number that lenders use to determ ... [read more]

Why You Need A Home Inspection Before You Buy

Why You Need A Home Inspection Before You Buy

October 5, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Why You Need A Home Inspection Before You Buy In an active housing market sometimes, buyers are urged by their realtors to make an offer with no conditions. As a mortgage broker this always makes m ... [read more]

Why choose a mortgage broker over the bank?

Why choose a mortgage broker over the bank?

August 7, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Why choose a mortgage broker over the bank? According to a recent report from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, nearly two-in-five homeowners in Canada used a broker for their mortgage ... [read more]

Plug Those Money Leaks!!

Plug Those Money Leaks!!

May 24, 2018 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

5 ways to plug the money leaks!   It’s a great time to review your finances and particularly your spending. Whether you are saving to buy a home or pay one off, your “money leaks& ... [read more]

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