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Mortgage Tips / My Blog

Avoid These Common Mortgage Pitfalls

7/31/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Shan Thayaparan

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A home is the largest purchase most people will make in their lives. That should reinforce the importance of planning ahead, doing your ...

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U.S. Fed closing the door on low-rate mortgages in Canada

6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Shan Thayaparan

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The U.S. Federal Reserve raised its trend-setting interest rate on Wednesday for the third time in six months to the highest level since the global financial crisis hit in the ...

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Rates aren't everything, don't forget to consider term: Mortgage math

2/21/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Tips by Shan Thayaparan

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You shopped around for the best deal on your mortgage and weighed the pros and cons of going with a fixed-rate or a variable-rate loan, but another key factor to consider is ...

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Bundles of debt: how lenders sidestep Canada's mortgage rules

1/18/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Shan Thayaparan

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Canada's subprime mortgage providers are increasingly teaming up with unregulated rivals to sidestep rules designed to clamp down on risky lending.

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Not all rate hikes are created equal

11/19/2016 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Shan Thayaparan

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Shopping for a mortgage, these days, is a lot like shooting those tin ducks at the carnival. To get the best mortgage rate deal you need to hedge and shop ...

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Common real estate scams and how to avoid them

10/4/2016 | Posted in Home Owners by Shan Thayaparan

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For most people, buying a first house or condo is exciting and a big leap into adulthood. But it doesn’t take long for the cold hard reality of mortgage payments, taxes ...

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One big bank predicts rate hold until 2019

9/28/2016 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Shan Thayaparan

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TD Bank forecasts the Bank of Canada overnight target rate will remain unchanged until 2019.

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Freedom from your mortgage? You'll pay for that

8/22/2016 | Posted in Mortgage Advice by Shan Thayaparan

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After you make the final payment on your mortgage, you have to cough up one more time to be free and clear.

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Conceptions, misconceptions and the five C's of credit

6/4/2015 | Posted in Mortgage Advice by Shan Thayaparan

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When talking about the five C’s of credit, there is a difference in where conventional and private lenders place the order.

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