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Qualifying for a Mortgage with a Student Loan

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Can you qualify for a mortgage with a student loan? It’s a popular question and I’m here to tell you that it’s completely possible! And, quite common as well. In this blog post, we’ll dive into what it means to have a mortgage with a student loan and what you can do to prepare for what’s to come.  Let’s get …

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Qualifying to be a Mortgage Cosigner

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

For some people, it may seem like getting a mortgage is essentially impossible. But, I’m here to tell you that isn’t always the case! Whether you’re a student, transitioning to a new job or you just don’t fit the bank’s guidelines, getting a mortgage may still be in the cards for you. You’ll just need a little help from your …

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Mortgage Pre-Approval

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage before you head out and look for houses is something I highly recommend. It will enable you to know the price range you should be approved at when you make an offer on a property that you love.  Going into looking for a property blind, without knowing your approval rating, could set you up to …

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Have You Considered An Alternative Mortgage?

Matthew Jackson Alternative Mortgages

As the world continues to change and evolve, so do mortgage rules. As a result of these changes, fewer people are qualifying for mortgages offered through traditional lenders such as the big banks. This is due to many factors, including the stress test.  Thankfully, big banks aren’t the only option available when it comes to getting a mortgage loan. In …

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Should You Cosign a Mortgage?

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Cosigning a mortgage is a decision that should be thought out and carefully examined. Depending on the situation, there can be major repercussions that land on the cosigner if the borrower isn’t able to pay for the loan.  But, cosigning can also be a fantastic way to help a loved one qualify for a mortgage when they otherwise wouldn’t be …

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How to Buy a Second Home and Rent Out the First

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

You’ve been thinking about adding a second property to your real estate portfolio. You have the idea that with your second property, you’ll move into that one, have it become your owner occupied and then rent out your first home. Kudos to you! This is an exciting opportunity and with the right mortgage broker on your side, this adventure is …

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Qualifying for a Mortgage

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Qualifying for a mortgage is a big process. A lot of information is gathered and a lot of it relies on everything staying the same during the qualifying time. Many people don’t know that a simple thing like purchasing a new car can wreck a whole mortgage qualification! But, sadly, it can and I’ve seen it happen a time or …

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Getting A Mortgage While Having A Previous Bankruptcy

Matthew Jackson Alternative Mortgages

Getting a mortgage while having a previous bankruptcy or consumer proposal can be difficult. While some banks won’t even consider giving you a mortgage, some lenders will provide you with a mortgage under certain conditions.  In this blog post, I’ll discuss the difference between a bankruptcy and a consumer proposal and what conditions you’ll have to comply with when you …

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Mortgage Pre-Approval

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is a great option to have before you go shopping for a home. This enables you to know the price range you should be approved at when you make an offer on a home. It will also prevent you from looking at properties out of your price range and getting excited for something that may …