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Category: Financing (10 posts)

Ten Easy Ways to Stay on Budget this Summer

Ten Easy Ways to Stay on Budget this Summer

June 21, 2019 | Posted by: Tricia Graham

The lazy days of summer are here and with them come plenty of ways to spend. Here’s some easy tips to keep your budget on track through the sunny season! Keep it on tap. Fill your own reusabl ... [read more]

Spring cleaning your debt could save you thousands!

Spring cleaning your debt could save you thousands!

June 8, 2019 | Posted by: Tricia Graham

Wouldn’t spring cleaning be so much more gratifying if – somewhere under dusty barbecue parts and outgrown hockey skates – you found an envelope with, say, $5,000 in cash? Wouldn&rsq ... [read more]

Reno & Roll

Reno & Roll

May 31, 2019 | Posted by: Tricia Graham

Do you want to increase the comfort and enjoyment of your home because you’re planning to be there for the foreseeable future? If your dream home is one renovation away, we’ve got a s ... [read more]

The lowdown on downpayments

The lowdown on downpayments

May 3, 2019 | Posted by: Tricia Graham

I get questions about downpayment all the time! So here is the lowdown on how much you need, and how you might get it. How much do you need? Not surprisingly, most Canadian homebuyers purchase a pro ... [read more]

Start with proof of your income

Start with proof of your income

April 25, 2019 | Posted by: Tricia Graham

The Mortgage Kit:  Start with proof of your income We’ve all heard the scout motto “Be prepared”. It’s great advice if you need a mortgage. Assembling everything your le ... [read more]

Bridge financing: what you need to know

Bridge financing: what you need to know

April 20, 2019 | Posted by: Tricia Graham

Bridge financing: what you need to know A bridge loan is a short-term financing tool that helps you “bridge” the gap between old and new mortgages when you move from one home to another. ... [read more]

What’s a monoline lender and how is it different from a bank?

What’s a monoline lender and how is it different from a bank?

April 4, 2019 | Posted by: Tricia Graham

I’m often asked about monoline lenders - who are they, what benefits do they offer, and how do you get access to a monoline lender anyway? Good questions.  “Mono” means “ ... [read more]

Why You Need an Emergency Fund And How to Get One

Why You Need an Emergency Fund And How to Get One

September 19, 2018 | Posted by: Tricia Graham

Building an emergency fund is something most people know they should do but few actually get around to doing. A recent study found that nearly two-thirds of Americans did not have an emergency fund, a ... [read more]

The Benefits of Investing in Income Producing Properties

The Benefits of Investing in Income Producing Properties

August 29, 2018 | Posted by: Tricia Graham

Making money in any real estate venture is a difficult task, and many people don't have the skills (or the stomach) for flipping houses. An alternative to this intrinsically risky activity is to purch ... [read more]

Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

August 22, 2018 | Posted by: Tricia Graham

Debt. It's something almost everyone will have at some point in their life. But what happens when your debt begins to get the better of you? What options are available? Some simple strategies can he ... [read more]

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