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What’s an Appraisal & Why Do I Need One?

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

If you’re in the market to buy a home, you’ve likely been conducting a lot of research. You’ve looked into the various types of homes available, possible listings in your desired area, financing and documentation requirements, as well as the different types of professionals who will make up your homebuying team. This includes the more obvious experts, such as your …

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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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Buying Your First Home in Canada

Matthew Jackson First Time Home Buyers

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 …

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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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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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Kelowna Real Estate and Mortgage Market Update

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

This will be more of an opinion piece on the Real Estate Market in Kelowna and surrounding area along with where current mortgage rules are at. To start, I am currently looking for another home to buy and have been for quite a while. Looking for so long and obviously being in the industry, this year is the first time …

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BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership

Matthew Jackson First Time Home Buyers

Hey everyone, I know I am a little late to the party on this one but its taken a while to figure out exactly what BC Housing wants when a client submits to them as they are very picky and also the best ways to position this at lenders. BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership Here is the purpose …