My Sit Down with Pierre Poilievre, MP for Nepean

Monday morning I had the opportunity to sit with Pierre Poilievre our MP for Nepean- Carleton and discuss mortgages.

Land Transfer Tax Refunds for First-Time Home Buyers

When you buy land or an interest in land in Ontario, you pay land transfer tax. First-time homebuyers of an eligible home may be eligible for a refund of all or part of the tax.

To claim a refund, you […]

2017 Mortgage Rules Changes Explained

In the fall of 2016, new rules were announced by the Federal Government with respect to home mortgages. The Government implemented these changes in response to the growing concerns about rising home prices in markets like Toronto and Vancouver, […]

Jacquie Wins Making a Difference Community Service Award

Mortgage Professionals Canada, in sponsorship with Genworth Canada, has recognized Jacquie Bushell by awarding her with  the Making a Difference Community Service Award for 2016. Jacquie is actively involved in a number of  charitable organizations such as Bruce House, The Red Cross, […]

When should you call your mortgage broker?

Most people only think to call their mortgage broker when they need a mortgage.

Which makes sense. By all means, call your Ottawa mortgage broker when you need a mortgage!

But there are many other reasons and circumstances when you should […]

Mortgage options you might not know about… because no one has told you!

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, renewing your mortgage, getting back into the market, or buying a vacation or rental property, there are probably some mortgage options available that you’re not aware of.

And they might be options your lender doesn’t […]

Are you working with the right mortgage lender?

Is your current mortgage lender REALLY the best one for you?

Do they have your best interest at heart?

I’m not going to tell you your current lender is wrong for you. You may have made the best decision at the […]

6 Mortgage myths our friends and families tell us

Our family and friends mean well, but unless they’re mortgage specialists, they’re probably going to give you advice that’s more myth than fact.

Here are some of the most common ones. 
“The market’s going to crash”
We’ve been hearing this for decades […]

When it’s time to rebuild: Using your mortgage to recover financially

Your mortgage is probably the largest debt you’ll ever take on. Signing a binding contract that instantly puts you hundreds of thousands of dollars into debt can be a daunting notion, even for those who aren’t first-time homebuyers.

But taking […]

Pragmatic advice in tough financial times

We all fall on hard times.

All. Of. Us.

Even some of the world’s wealthiest people have made and lost fortunes. But many, facing tough times and having to start over from nothing, were able to bounce back and remake fortunes […]