15 Jul

Affording That Home Renovation

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Posted by: Deb White

Is your home in desperate need of an upgrade? Are you dying to renovate your bathroom, kitchen, or other space but not sure how to fund this renovation project? Did you find a home you’d like to buy but it needs work? We’ve got good news! When it comes to covering the costs of renovating, […]

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8 Jul

Alternative Lending: Managing Mortgage Affordability.

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Posted by: Deb White

If you’re seeking a mortgage, but your application doesn’t fit into the box of the big traditional institutions, you’ll find yourself in what’s commonly referred to in the industry as the “Alternative-A” or “B” lending space. These lenders come in three classifications: Alt A lenders consist of banks, trust companies, and monoline lenders. These are […]

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2 Jul

7 Tips to Makeover Your Backyard!.

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Posted by: Deb White

As we gear up for the approaching summer season, why not revitalize your outdoor area to bask in the warmth and embrace the sunshine? There’s a plethora of fantastic outdoor projects awaiting, whether it’s in your backyard or on your balcony, to elevate your space and maximize your enjoyment of the season. Let’s explore some […]

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24 Jun

Proven Strategies To Lower Your Interest Rate.

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Posted by: Deb White

Lowering your interest rate can save you money over the life of a loan or credit card. Here are some proven strategies to help you accomplish that: Improve Your Credit Score: Lenders typically offer lower interest rates to borrowers with higher credit scores. Pay your bills on time, keep your credit card balances low, and […]

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17 Jun

Going From a Variable Rate to a Fixed Rate Mortgage.

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Posted by: Deb White

With the anticipation of rates going down, some homeowners may be considering switching from a variable-rate mortgage to a fixed-rate mortgage to lock in their next term. Switching from a variable-rate mortgage to a fixed-rate mortgage can offer stability in your monthly payments, protecting you from potential interest rate hikes, along with some other benefits: […]

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10 Jun

5 Ways to Turn Your Home into a Staycation Paradise

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Posted by: Deb White

Summer is coming up fast! These 5 tips will help you turn your home into the perfect staycation paradise so that you can fully enjoy the coming months: Expand Your Outdoor Entertaining Area: Take your outdoor space to the next level by adding amenities for entertaining. Consider installing an outdoor kitchen or bar area complete […]

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13 May

Yard Appeal Ideas for The Biggest ROI.

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Posted by: Deb White

Summer is the time to get outside and enjoy your yard. To help you make the most of your space, I have broken down some of the top yard appeal ideas with the biggest ROI giving you the most bang for your buck and increasing your home’s equity and curb appeal at the same time! […]

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6 May

5 Tips to Manage Financial Stress.

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Posted by: Deb White

With the continued rise of inflation, interest rates and the overall cost of living, the uncertainty can be unnerving for many individuals. But don’t fret! We have some tips and suggestions to help you manage your financial stress and help you to power through these latest economic changes: Prioritize What You Can Control: It can […]

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27 Mar

Tapping into Your Home’s Equity with the CHIP Reverse Mortgage.

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Posted by: Deb White

Curious about the CHIP Reverse Mortgage by HomeEquity Bank? If you’re a Canadian aged 55 or older, this financial solution could hold the key to tapping into your largest asset, your home. It’s a unique opportunity that allows you to use your home equity for various purposes, from paying off debts to funding home renovations […]

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22 Mar

Tips to Improve Your Credit Score.

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Posted by: Deb White

One of the important factors in home ownership is understanding things like your credit score.  Some people don’t pay much attention to this metric until they begin the mortgage discussion! However, you will find that your credit score is one of the most important factors when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage at the […]

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