Buying Your First Home in Canada

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Have you immigrated or relocated to Canada within the past five years? Whether you’re a permanent resident or in the country on a work permit, I have access to some great specialty mortgage solutions with affordable down payment options. If the property value of the home you’re looking to buy is below $500,000, you can make a purchase for just …

When Does a Private Mortgage Make Sense?

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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!

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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 …

Could You Benefit from a Purchase Plus Improvements Mortgage?

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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 neighborhood, but the interior needs …

How Does Buying a Car Impact Your Borrowing Power?

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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?

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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

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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 may have a solution for you. But, first, it’s important to plan ahead. Setting a budget before deciding how you’re …

Using A Mortgage Broker Is Your Best Option

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The homebuying 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 you …

First Time Home Buyer Guide

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As a first or even a second time home buyer the process can be daunting. The government and industry regulators have not made it any easier over the last couple of years, which is where the mortgage broker community comes in to help! Here is a guide to help you along the way in the home buying process. Step 1: …

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Have You Considered An Alternative Mortgage?

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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 …