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September Newsletter

September Newsletter

September 15, 2021 | Posted by: Donna van Lier-Grieve

September means back to school (and back to reality!) for most of us. To help you reset and get back on your feet, I have some great information about approval roadblocks to avoid, finding your perfec ...

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Mortgage Insurance and Your Borrowing Power

Mortgage Insurance and Your Borrowing Power

June 16, 2021 | Posted by: Donna van Lier-Grieve

As a Canadian homebuyeror homeowner, your borrowing power is impacted by a few factors. Recent changes to the lending policies annoounced by CMHC, The Bank of Canada's qualifying rate and your banks' ...

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Want Choice? Don't Use a Bank, Use a Broker

Want Choice? Don't Use a Bank, Use a Broker

May 5, 2021 | Posted by: Donna van Lier-Grieve

One of the greatest advantages of using a mortgage broker is getting access to over 50 lenders. A bank will only offer you access to their products, while a mortgage broker can offer you more choices ...

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Choosing a Mortgage That's Right For You!

Choosing a Mortgage That's Right For You!

April 27, 2021 | Posted by: Donna van Lier-Grieve

A mortgage is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Choosing the right mortgage couldn’t be any easier when you engage the help of a mortgage broker.  Read More!Apply ...

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Listing Your Home in 2021?  What You Should Know...

Listing Your Home in 2021? What You Should Know...

April 26, 2021 | Posted by: Donna van Lier-Grieve

It’s a good time to be a home seller — homes are selling fast and for a premium — but that doesn’t mean you can jump into the market ill-prepared. Knowing what to expect can po ...

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SELF EMPLOYED?  Looking for a Mortgage?

SELF EMPLOYED? Looking for a Mortgage?

April 20, 2021 | Posted by: Donna van Lier-Grieve

SELF-EMPLOYED? Looking for a mortgage?You're not alone. As an entrepreneur, you’ve worked hard to create your own business. You understand the value of working with like-minded people who shar ...

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Don't Shy Away From That Fixer Upper.

Don't Shy Away From That Fixer Upper.

April 19, 2021 | Posted by: Donna van Lier-Grieve

5 Easy Steps to a PURCHASE PLUS IMPROVEMENTS MORTGAGEBorrow up to an additional $40,000 on the purchase price of any homeA Purchase Plus Improvements Mortgage, allows qualified purchasers to borrow up ...

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Are You a First Time Buyer? Would You Like to Know More About Canada's First Time Homebuyer Incentive?

Are You a First Time Buyer? Would You Like to Know More About Canada's First Time Homebuyer Incentive?

April 18, 2021 | Posted by: Donna van Lier-Grieve

The new First-Time Home Buyer Incentive allows eligible first-time homebuyers, who have the minimum downpayment for an insured mortgage, to apply to finance a portion of their home purchase through a ...

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Where in Canada are house prices increasing the most? Maybe not where you think!

Where in Canada are house prices increasing the most? Maybe not where you think!

April 18, 2021 | Posted by: Donna van Lier-Grieve

TORONTO -- Canada saw a surge in housing prices over the past year due to COVID-19, a market trend experts say is caused by people working from home more often and moving to rural and suburban areas. ...

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GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE OR SEPARATION?

GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE OR SEPARATION?

April 15, 2021 | Posted by: Donna van Lier-Grieve

Whether you are going through a divorce or ending a common law relationship, separation is never easy… especially when most individuals feel as though they have no choice but to sell th ...

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