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For the first half of 2013 Calgary was leading the country in the real estate market - high quality (and diverse) listings, average selling price, number of days on the market - and we were continuing to grow upward. Many people are now wondering what impact the massive and destructive flooding s...
We are very pleased to announce that as of March 2013 we are once again able to offer 0 down mortgages / Cash Back mortgages across Alberta through our Credit Union partners. With the recent changes to Zero Down mortgages in Canada this a great option for anyone that has been unable to save for a...
In today’s economy there any many people that would like to buy a home who could qualify for a mortgage and cover the monthly payments but simply have not been able to save up the minimum 5% down payment required.  In the past the Canadian government offered a program for Zero Down Mortgages howe...
  Thousands of families do their financial planning and budget at the end of the year and often realize that they need to change plans for their financial health.  Maybe you are you planning to consolidate your debts, need some money for some renovations,  looking for some extra cash before Chris...
On June 21, 2012 the Government of Canada announced new parameters regarding the application of government backed mortgage insurance that take effect on July 9, 2012. This has raised many questions from families that are getting ready to buy a home regarding their CMHC and issues that may affect ...
The Government of Canada announces 4 significant changes that will affect mortgage qualification for all Canadians buying a home or refinancing a mortgage. Canadian mortgage changes announced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on June 21, 2012: 1. Amortizations reduced to 25 years from 30 years2. R...
The new low mortgage rates available in Calgary are creating an incredible opportunity for families to be able to get their dream home, upgrade to a larger home, or even finally get that vacation property they have always wanted. The rates are also ideal for existing home owners looking for a way...
We are very pleased to announce that we are now offering Reverse Mortgages / Retirement Mortgages in Calgary with the Canadian Home Income Plan (CHIPs).  If you own your own home and you are over the age of 55 you can have the fincial freedom you deserve.                                 The CHIP ...
As a Mortgage Broker one of the most common questions I get asked is: what is the difference between Zero ($0 or 0%) down mortgage and a standard mortgage of 5% down or more. In the past home buyers had an option of getting a 100% mortgages but that is no longer available in Canada. The alternati...
One of the primary benefits of utilizing a Mortgage Broker in Calgary is that we invite Canada's leading banks, credit unions, financial institutions, and mortgage lenders to compete for your business with their lowest possible rate and best terms.   Instead of spending countless hours on the pho...

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