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Happy Spring!

Don’t you love this time of year? The little bits of green peeking out from under the edges of the snow. The midday rays of the sun are warming your face—new beginnings. I love fresh starts; they are the best.  Last month’s pop quiz went over so well went over so well, here’s part two….  True…

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Friday Fun! Mortgage FAQ + Quiz

It’s Friday. It’s Covid. Lets have some fun with this little pop quiz to test your mortgage knowledge.

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Home sales hit record in 2020, Canadian Real Estate Association reports

The record-shattering December marked the sixth consecutive month of year-over-year home sales hikes, after the COVID-19 pandemic led to shutdowns across the country in the key March to May home sales season.

Jacquie’s Real Life HGTV Experience

Jacquie’s Real Life HGTV Experience!!!

If you’ve ever heard me say something like “oh, if you’re doing a major renovation, make sure your relationship is healthy” or “house building is a long, tough road but it will be worth it in the end”, you might wonder if I have a touch of personal experience behind those words of wisdom. 

Share Your Thoughts

Share Your Thoughts

One of my favourite things about being a mortgage broker is supporting clients AFTER their mortgage closes. I’m here to help you in any way I can and answer any questions that might pop up throughout the year. My business is built on the generous referrals of family and friends and I know that newly…

Benefits of Home Ownership

Benefits of Home Ownership

There are several reasons that home ownership can offer advantages compared to renting: Wealth accumulation by paying down debt in the form of mortgage payments, whereas rent pays a landlord’s mortgage down. Your credit rating improves when you own a home. Over time, your net worth increases allowing you to establish a preferred status with…

How Much House Is Right For You

How Much House Is Right For You?

Before you get your heart set on the big Colonial on the hill, you need to pin down some rather important financial details. Only then, will you know if you can afford Willow Crest or if it makes more sense to aim for Shady Hollow. As part of my service I will help you estimate…

Wrapping Your Head Around Mortgage Penalties

Wrapping Your Head Around Mortgage Penalties

You can scarcely go a week without hearing about mortgage rates in the news. There always seems to be something better out there! In the words of MoneySense magazine: “Being a homeowner with a mortgage can feel a bit like you’ve ordered the chicken dinner before realizing there was a steak special.” No matter which…

Packing Tips

Packing Tips

I have moved, and I have moved, and I have moved. Ok, I can say this at least eight times. Some might say I could be a pro packer. I am fast efficient, and what I pack does not break. Well, most of the time. Here are my favourite packing tips.  Invest in packing paper…

Mortgage Porting Explained

Mortgage Porting Explained

Porting your mortgage: The ability to move your existing mortgage to your new home. Why port your mortgage? The only reason to port your mortgage to your new home is to save paying the penalty. That’s it. If you have a great rate on your existing mortgage, you will want to keep that rate? Especially if…