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Selling Your Home In Five Years? Rethink A Fixed Mortgage!

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Here’s the situation…  you’re buying a new home and you’re so excited! But you know that this is a transition home that you will sell within five years. This home will last you for a couple of years before you’re ready to buy your forever home that’s bigger for your family, or maybe even in a different neighbourhood or city. …

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Missing A Mortgage Payment

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

There will be times in our lives when unexpected things happen and we find ourselves having trouble coping financially. The fear could be made greater when you calculate your bills and how much money you’re bringing in.  Things like a job loss, an unexpected illness, a death of a loved one, a divorce or a separation can all make this …

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Is Refinancing Your Mortgage the Right Decision?

Matthew Jackson Refinancing

For homeowners, there may come a time when refinancing mortgages of your properties will be something you need to consider. Owning a home allows you the opportunity to build credit, grow equity and invest in your future.  As a homeowner, it’s important to understand all aspects of refinancing a mortgage. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what a mortgage refinance …

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Missed Mortgage Payments and Mortgage Deferrals 

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

There has never been a good time to miss a mortgage payment. While Canadian lenders stepped up and offered mortgage deferrals to those affected by COVID-19, there are still homeowners unable to make their mortgage payments.  According to Canadian Mortgage Trends, one in 20 homeowners said they missed a recent mortgage payment due to the pandemic. The survey from Forum …

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Mortgage Payments During the COVID-19 Crisis

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

While the world may seem like it’s completely different than it was a month ago, I wanted to shed some light on the mortgage situation. If you’ve been required to go into self-isolation or have been laid off from work, you are probably questioning how you’ll make your next mortgage payment. In this blog post, I will share what the …

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Renewing Your Mortgage? It’s Important to Weigh Your Options

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Renewals

Every time you’re in the market for a new mortgage, it’s beneficial to spend as much time considering your options as you did for your very first mortgage. This will ensure you save the most money possible throughout your mortgage term. A number of different factors such as the rate, term, amortization period, and prepayment will determine which mortgage is …

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Common Mortgage Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

As is the case with many aspects of our lives, securing a mortgage on a new or existing home can be a lot less stressful – and a whole lot more straightforward – when we’re prepared. There are many common mortgage mistakes people make that are easily avoidable when you know the facts. Here are the top three mistakes and …

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Going Through a Separation or Divorce? I Can Help

Matthew Jackson Separation Mortgages

No matter how prepared you feel when your marriage breaks down, navigating separation and then divorce is an emotionally draining experience – regardless of who initiated the process. Separation and divorce can also be expensive as you begin dividing your finances and assets. Getting an early start on these proceedings can save you a lot of time, stress and even …

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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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New Mortgage Rules January 1, 2018

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

There are some substantial changes arriving on January 1, 2018 that will make it more difficult for anyone looking to purchase or refinance their property with 20% or more down payment or equity. FICOM is implementing a rule change that make it so when anyone in Canada looking for financing at 20% and above equity would need to qualify under …