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Positive news for national home sales.

2017-01-17 | 13:42:20

 The Canadian Real Estate Association released December 2016 statistics which showed a rise in home sales of 2.2% month over month.  This increase eliminated half of the decline in November which was the largest decline in more than four...

The spring market is coming. Time to get that mortgage preapproval.

2017-01-13 | 08:02:18

I know its still cold and snowy out there, at least it is in Barrie where I am, but it's good time to consider getting a mortgage pre-approval if you are considering purchasing a home in the near future.As you probably already know, the federal...

Unexpected Job Surge & Trade Surplus in Canada

2017-01-06 | 10:42:57

  In December Canada showed an unexpected gain in full time jobs (.3% or 53,700 jobs) for the first time in a while.  Full time job growth actually outpaced part time!Full time jobs in December rose 81,300 over November, the biggest...

How important is your credit score.

2017-01-03 | 08:46:51

Many people don't understand how important their credit score really is.  The difference between paying all your bills on time and a few recent late payments can shift your credit worthiness and possibly disqualify you for the mortgage you want....

Housing activity down nationally for November.

2016-12-15 | 09:51:46

Home Sales Cool in November, While Prices Still Rise as per the Canadian Real Estate Association.  November produced the largest national monthly decline in activity since 2012.  The number of home resales stands at its lowest level since...

How Canadians will feel an interest rate rise in the US.

2016-12-13 | 10:12:38

Interest rates are expected to rise in the US as they ready to increase bond rates and we are expected to feel it in Canada since we are not insulated from the global markets.  Bond rates affect fixed interest rates and since the majority of...