Open vs. Closed Mortgages

When choosing the right mortgage, it’s important to explore all options, including open and closed mortgages. Here, we highlight the benefits of both to help you make an educated choice on which type of mortgage works best for you.

Tips on Purchasing an Investment Property

For many, owning a second property is the dream. Buying an investment property is a serious endeavor, and for those adventurous and financially capable of investing in a home or property outside of their own, there are several things to consider during th

Refinancing Your Home for Renovations

Home renovations and general upkeep are an important part of home ownership. Whether that comes in the form of necessary fixes like a leaky roof, an expansion to accommodate your growing family, or a redesign for a fresh new look, home renovations are a

What Closing Costs Can Entail

If this is your first time buying a home, all the extra costs and fees may come as a bit of a shock. Most first-time homebuyers think that dealing with securing a mortgage is the first and only hurdle to surmount in their journey to homeownership.

What to Ask During a Home Inspection

If you have made it to the inspection stage, you rightfully feel like you’re in the home stretch. Everything that came before—looking for and getting approved for a mortgage, the seemingly endless search, the negotiations—all feel li

What to Look for in a Realtor

Buying a home should be a team game. While only you have that perfect vision of your dream house in mind, the more people you have on your side throughout the process, the easier it will be for you to focus on what matters.

Key Things to Look for When Buying a Condo

Hunting for a new home, especially in today’s housing market, can be a dizzying experience. Even once you’ve nailed down your list of “must-haves” and “that would be lovelies”, you have to determine your budget and w

Why I Choose a Broker over a Banker

Buying your first home is a stressful process. If you’re not up to par with the lingo, you will likely have a hard time getting informed, and you will eventually feel overwhelmed with it all. When I set out to get ...

How to Make an Offer on a House

You’ve finally found the perfect property and you’re ready to make an offer, but you’re not quite sure where to begin. Putting an offer on a house is not a straightforward process, but, hopefully,this blog post will help prepare you

How to Get a Mortgage

I remember being a First Time Buyer and not really knowing what getting a mortgage entails, what default insurance was, and how to even qualify for a mortgage. I wished someone was there to walk me through it all.