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Variable Rates - They Do More Than Just Increase?

Variable Rates - They Do More Than Just Increase?

September 7, 2017 | Posted by: Shayne Beeler

Let’s go back to 2010, a year where the Prime Rate increased three times. I recall the headlines at the time – it’s hard not to buy into the surprise of the sudden increases and it&r ... [read more]

What Options Does Your Mortgage Have?

What Options Does Your Mortgage Have?

August 24, 2017 | Posted by: Shayne Beeler

This would seem like a fairly basic question. What I find however, is that most are naturally familiar with their payment frequency and what term they have, while the additional options are less top o ... [read more]

Planning a Future Home Purchase?  Focus on These Areas:

Planning a Future Home Purchase? Focus on These Areas:

August 9, 2017 | Posted by: Shayne Beeler

  I’ve been fortunate to meet several Clients this year that while targeting a purchase anywhere from 6 to 12 months or more into the future, they saw value in starting the planning proces ... [read more]

Mortgage Rate Changes - Guess The Payment (Please Play Along)

Mortgage Rate Changes - Guess The Payment (Please Play Along)

August 2, 2017 | Posted by: Shayne Beeler

I’ve started asking more and more people for ideas on mortgage topics they’d like me to write on. Yesterday, it was suggested I break down how interest rate changes actually impact mortgag ... [read more]

Porting Your Mortgage

Porting Your Mortgage

July 25, 2017 | Posted by: Shayne Beeler

Porting Your Mortgage We’ve written before about “whenever there’s a mortgage decision to make, contact us” and porting your mortgage is one of those decisions. The most commo ... [read more]

Financing Condition - Why You Need One When Purchasing

Financing Condition - Why You Need One When Purchasing

July 19, 2017 | Posted by: Shayne Beeler

Financing Condition – Why You Need One When Purchasing:   I’d like to clarify the difference between a “pre-approval” and an “unconditional mortgage approval&rdquo ... [read more]

Mortgage Rate Increase - How Does this Impact Real Estate?

Mortgage Rate Increase - How Does this Impact Real Estate?

July 13, 2017 | Posted by: Shayne Beeler

Mortgage Rate Increase – How Does this Impact Real Estate? Quite often, we hear the words “rate increase” and we group all different types of mortgage terms into the same basket (va ... [read more]

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement

July 13, 2017 | Posted by: Shayne Beeler

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement Today, the Bank of Canada raised it’s overnight rate by 0.25% - this impacts the “Prime Rate” Canadian banks use and any borrowers with rates based ... [read more]

Mortgages - Where Are They Now? (A Case Study)

Mortgages - Where Are They Now? (A Case Study)

May 3, 2017 | Posted by: Shayne Beeler

Mortgages – Where Are They Now? (A Case Study) I learn the most about mortgages not from obtaining an approval but in having conversations with someone that already has a mortgage. Life happens ... [read more]

Open vs. Closed Terms

Open vs. Closed Terms

April 25, 2017 | Posted by: Shayne Beeler

I’ve noticed there is differing interpretation floating around among mortgage holders when it comes to “open vs. closed” mortgages. For example, I’ve heard someone allude to a ... [read more]

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