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What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

The fine folk at Canadian Mortgage Trends explore The Intricacies of Mortgage Pre-Approvals.

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Bond yields up significantly, expect fixed rates to go up!

The 5 year bond yields are up over 30 basis points in May. Should they stay this high, one should expect fixed interest rates to rise as well. It may be prudent, should you be looking to make a purchase … Continue reading

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Canada’s Bond Yield increasing – mortgage rates may increase as well

Historically, Bond Rates and Fixed Mortgage Rates have fluctuated in relation to each other.Canada’s Bond Rates have climbed in the past few days. As a result, some lenders are increasing their interest rates. Interest Rates are still at a historical … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Mortgage Brokers vs. Mortgage Specialists

Here’s an interesting read about Mortgage Brokers vs. Mortgage Specialists . Definitely have a read before you re-finance your mortgage.

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Tips For Canadian First-Time Home Buyers

Since 2008 the Canadian Finance Ministry has tightened up the rules for government-backed mortgages 4 times. The most recent change in July 2012 hurt Canadian first-time home buyers the most because it made it harder to qualify for financing. Use … Continue reading

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XCEEDs Super Prime Mortgage of 2.84% for Clients With Premium Credit

“Good” credit and “excellent” credit generally get you about the same mortgage rate, until now.

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20 Observations on the New Mortgage Rules

Another awesome article from the folks at canadianmortgagetrends.com. Here are their 20 observations of the New Mortgage Rules.

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Mandatory E&O Insurance for Alberta Mortgage Brokerages

RECA requires mandatory Errors and omissions insurance for Alberta Mortgage Brokerages beginning September 1st, 2011

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