The Tradition of Painting Your Front Door Red — What Does it Mean?

A brightly coloured front door adds a fun pop of colour to any home and instantly gives it an extra touch of personality and curb appeal. One would assume that those confident homeowners happen to love that certain colour, and painting their entire home green, bright blue, or in this case red, would be just a bit too much. But, …

“I’m grateful for his patience and friendship.”

The experience was terrific. Leo always answered his cellphone or very quickly returned my calls. He made this adventure for me a very calm one. He answered all my questions, was very reassuring and listened to all my concerns. He knew what questions to ask, which answer to give and related to experiences which made me feel very comfortable. Leo …

How Much Are My Closing Costs Going To Be?

It is always a shame when you hear about someone having a huge financial surprise on the day of closing. On the day you are making the biggest purchase of your life, many forget to calculate all of the other expenses that are to be paid on closing. These expenses will not be rolled into your mortgage, so be sure …

Announcement from CMHC in Reference to Self-Employed Borrowers

Starting October 1, 2018,  it will be easier for the self-employed to qualify for a mortgage. CMHC just announced it’s giving lenders more guidance and flexibility to help self-employed borrowers. The move is designed to assist self-employed Canadians who may have a harder time qualifying for a mortgage as their incomes may vary or be less predictable. CMHC is providing examples of factors …