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Oct

What is Genworth?

Genworth is a Mortgage Insurance Underwriting firm and is the largest private residential mortgage insurer in Canada. It provides mortgage default insurance to Canadian residential mortgage lenders. In doing so it can make buying a home more accessible to the first time...
11
Sep

What is a Mortgage?

So you have decided to give up on the winning the lotto to pay for your first home purchase?  Well, rest assured you can still find the funds to purchase your home. We know that it can be overwhelming when trying to decide what to do and where to go. But what is a mortgage? It is...
25
Aug

Mortgage with No Down Payment?

Wondering if you can get a mortgage without a down payment? The simple answer to this question is yes but no. Though there may be some advertisements out there stating NO DOWN PAYMENT, buyer beware!!!  Here in New Brunswick technically speaking you must have at least 5 % to put...
18
Aug

What is a Construction Mortgage?

Have you ever thought of building your dream home but have no idea how to finance it?  Well then a construction mortgage may be just the thing for you! We can help you understand the terms that will come with a construction mortgage and answer any questions you may have regarding...
20
Jun

What is the Difference Between an Open Mortgage and Closed Mortgage?

It’s good to know as much as you possibly can about your mortgage before you sign the agreement. You don’t want there to be any surprises and having a basic knowledge of the different types of mortgages can help you feel more secure in the overall process. Knowing...
02
Jun

What is the CMHC?

The CMHC (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation) has been Canada’s housing authority for more than 65 years. The CMHC contributes to the housing market and financial system to help support Canadians with their housing needs. They have information on almost anything...
09
May

What is the Difference Between a Bank and a Mortgage Broker?

In the past, people went almost exclusively to their banks for their mortgages. Now we have many more options for anyone when they looking for a mortgage, including a mortgage broker. A Mortgage broker is basically the middleman, they will negotiate the best rate for you. You may...
25
Apr

Mortgage Renewal – Fredericton

Many people have mortgages that will need renewal in the spring. This means that you may be receiving mortgage renewal papers in the mail from your current mortgage provider asking you to complete a mortgage renewal with them. Before signing and sending back any forms they send...
03
Mar

CMHC New Premium – Adam Jardine

As some of you know, on February 28th CMHC increased its Mortgage Insurance Premium. Here’s what it will mean to you when purchasing a home with a 5% down payment:   Loan Amount (Purchase Price) $150,000 $250,000 $350,000 $450,000 Current Premium $4,125 $6,875 $9,625...
23
Jan

Mortgage Broker OR a Rep?

If you are a Canadian homeowner or a buyer, stuck in stages of mortgage years, it may feel that all and sundry wants a piece of you. That is because mortgages are large. Lenders will entice you with low mortgage rates or special promotions. But, what you need is a mortgage that...
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