Posts from the ‘First-time home buyer’ Tag

October 27, 2010

Waiving Your Financing Condition

If you waive your financing condition without a fully qualified commitment from your lender, you are taking a substantial financial risk. That said, most people still do this as a matter of course. Today's post explains why this happens and gives you some tips on how to minimize your exposure if you decide to waive financing without a firm lender commitment in place.
September 22, 2010

Budgeting for a Mortgage

Budgeting is a lot like exercise. Everyone knows it's good for you but most people procrastinate actually doing it. Today's post outlines two ways to get on top of your finances: The Easy Way and The Hard Way.
April 14, 2010

The Variable-rate Mortgage – Temptress to Us All

Ahh, the variable rate mortgage, temptress to us all. It offers you the lowest borrowing cost in exchange for the security of your locked-in rate. History shows that variable has been the right call for Canadians about 90% of the time, but for the other 10% of the time, history also shows you would have lost more vs. fixed when you bet wrong, than you on average would have saved vs. fixed when you bet right. So it’s the right call, except when it isn’t. And there’s the rub. I am an independent full-time mortgage broker and industry insider who helps Canadians from coast to coast. If you are purchasing, refinancing or renewing your mortgage, contact me or apply for a Mortgage Check-up to obtain the best available rates and terms.