Congratulations, becoming a homeowner, whether you want to buy a house, a condo, or a townhouse, is possibly one of the most significant decisions you will ever make, and I fully understand that even though you are feeling excited, you are probably also feeling a tad scared too. So I hope this guide will help you throughout the whole process from start to completion!
Real estate commissions are paid to real estate agents who are responsible for listing the property or representing the buyer in the transaction. Depending on how a transaction is executed, the commission may be split between the seller and buyer.
Fairstone is an experienced leader in the Canadian financial market and has been providing their services for close to 100 years. They are Canada’s number one, non-bank solution for loans and other financial needs and also strive to have a strong community presence.
It’s almost too good to be true, but that’s what we love about our business; we get to help people realize their home buying dreams, and do it in a way that saves them a lot of time, money, and confusion.
Ever since the start of the year when the coronavirus first started to become an issue, the Government of Canada bond yields have been on a downward trajectory. As a result, fixed mortgage rates fell off a cliff in January and February. A lot depends on how the coronavirus situation plays out and how quickly health officials can get it under control, but this is how I see things going if coronavirus is under control by the summer (hopefully a lot sooner).
For a large of number of Canadian homeowners, a portion of their monthly mortgage payment goes toward a mandatory CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) fee. It is automatically added to the payment to cover mortgage default insurance. The result is an increase in the amount due every month. But there are creative ways to lower or avoid CMHC insurance for those who are required to have it in place.
If you’re in the market for a house and don’t know where to start, here are 5 lessons that Liz Enriquez shares about how she bought her first home as a newly-single person in 2016 at age 24.
Should you put 20% down on your down payment? At the end of the day, there are pros and cons to everything, and Liz Enriquez, who bought her first house at age 24, shares the tips she used toward homeownership in order for you to make the most informed decision for yourself.
Consolidating credit card debt involves borrowing money at a lower interest rate to pay off credit card balances. This method makes managing money easier by creating a single payment each month. The added benefit is that the high interest credit cards go to a zero balance. This can boost the cardholder’s credit score if they are left open and unused.
There used to be a mere few options available to get financing for major ventures. The choices were traditional borrowing from a financial institution or from family and friends. Today, there are unlimited ways to get financing for any purpose. Creative financing has opened the doors for consumers who want or need an innovative way to get money to fulfill their dreams.