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When Does a Private Mortgage Make Sense?

Matthew Jackson Alternative Mortgages

Stress test mortgage qualification requirements that were introduced last year have resulted in many more Canadians becoming familiar with private mortgage options out of necessity. Prior to this change, many borrowers viewed the world of private lending as somewhat of a mystery. Private mortgages have been around for years, but they were often reserved for people who had credit or …

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Self-Employed? I Have Great Mortgage Options for You!

Matthew Jackson Self Employed Mortgages

Traditionally, when you’re self-employed and applying for a mortgage, you’ll likely face more obstacles than someone who earns a regular salary through an employer. If you can prove your income, show you’re up-to-date on your taxes and you have solid credit, however, your chances of being approved for a mortgage are greatly improved. Self-employment numbers continue to grow steadily. Statistics …

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Could You Benefit from a Purchase Plus Improvements Mortgage?

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

While there seems to be a virtually endless supply of real estate listings available when you’re searching for your perfect place to call home, finding the right property that meets both your functional needs and your budget is not always an easy task. You may find a house with the perfect layout in your ideal neighbourhood, but the interior needs …

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How Does Buying a Car Impact Your Borrowing Power?

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Buying a home is likely the largest financial purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. The second? More than likely, it’s your vehicle. And, did you know that your car loan can negatively impact your mortgage qualification when purchasing a home? When you apply for a mortgage, there’s a wide variety of information that you’re required to provide in order to …

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Have You Booked Your Spring Mortgage Checkup?

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

The onset of warmer spring temperatures brings with it the chance for a fresh start. For many homeowners, this means a thorough spring cleaning of the house and yard to get ready for patio season and entertaining. But, it’s equally important to conduct a spring checkup on your mortgage as well. So often, homeowners lock into a mortgage term and …

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Thinking of Renovating? I Have Smart Financing Options

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Now that spring’s in the air, many homeowners are thinking about tackling home improvements or full-on renovations from their to-do lists. If you’re planning some renovations this year and you’re looking to free up funds to support your projects, I have smart financing solutions to offer. Smart Financing for Renovations The first step in smart financing is to plan ahead. …

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Using a Mortgage Broker Is Your Best Option

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

The home buying and mortgage processes can be cumbersome and stressful when navigating them alone. That’s why using a mortgage broker makes sense, regardless of whether you’re planning to buy your very first home or your fifth. I’ll get the lenders competing for your mortgage business when you’re purchasing property – as well as again at renewal or any time …

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Have You Considered An Alternative Mortgage?

Matthew Jackson Alternative Mortgages

Mortgage rules have changed a lot over the past couple of years. As a result, fewer people are qualifying for mortgages offered through more traditional lenders such as banks. Thankfully, there are lots of alternative options available when you’re working with your trusted mortgage broker. I have access to a broad range of mortgage choices to fit your unique needs …

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Separation, Divorce And Your Mortgage

Matthew Jackson Separation Mortgages

Hi there, Separation and divorce can impact a family on many levels including financially. It’s a stressful process for all concerned. In addition, there may be the messy business of splitting the assets, including the family home and the mortgage. Many couples end up selling the house to pull out their equity, which may cause additional stress. However, there are …

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The Housing Market and You

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Hi there, As we wind down 2018, we can look back at the housing market and see that affordability was the big topic across Canada. We have weathered many challenges in the housing market, from gloomy predictions of housing bubbles and increasing debt loads, to eroding affordability due to continued government rule changes. We will, no doubt, weather these latest …