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Mortgage Penalty Disclosure

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Finally! The Canadian Finance Department has announced a “code” for Financial Institutions to follow in regards to mortgage penalties and how they disclose them or explain them to you, the consumer. Right now many banks have very vague and convoluted descriptions and explanation on how the calculate their penalties and leave you mostly in the dark and at their mercy. …

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Giving Back: Right to Play Canada

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I have spent some time lately thinking about how I can “give back” with Mortgages That Dont Suck. There are so many wonderful charities here locally, as well as worldwide to get involved in. I have been trying to find one that I feel passionate about and feel a strong connection with. Through all reading I have done and talking …

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February Mortgage Newsletter

Mortgage Newsletter

Here is this months mortgage newsletter. With all the interest rate talk lately there is an article going over what a good rate actually is. I have also included an article going over a home buying budget plan. Perfect for all those first time home buyers out there looking to get into the market. Please let me know if you …

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The Home Buyers Plan (HBP)

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There are many programs available for first time home buyers out there. This one in particular focuses on using your RRSP’s as all or part of your down payment. The Home Buyers Plan (HBP) is a program for first-time home buyers that allows you to withdraw funds from your RRSPs to buy or build a home. You can withdraw up …

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Mint – Personal Budget App

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Today I wanted to share an awesome budgeting tool I use and recommend to my friends and clients. It is a secure web based application that helps you track your account balances and transactions and lets you know where you are spending your money. You can set budget limits for each type of spending (resturant, leisure, groceries, gas etc.) and …

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January Mortgage Newsletter

Mortgage Newsletter

Here is this months Mortgages That Don’t Suck newsletter! Click here.

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December Mortgage Newsletter

Mortgage Newsletter

Hey everyone, this is the last newsletter for this year. Inside you will find a small article about breaking your mortgage to take advantage of the low interest rates currently out there as well as a great Christmas themed joke! Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Check out the newsletter here.

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November Mortgage Newsletter

This months mortgage newsletter is a little late but has arrived! To check it out click here.

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October Mortgage Newsletter

This months mortgage newsletter is HOT off the press! To check it out click here.

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Ticket Giveaway

Hey everyone, I have a couple pairs of tickets to give away to the Vancouver Home and Design show running October 13-16th at the Vancouver Convention Center! To be entered into the draw just check out my Facebook page here and become a fan by clicking “like”. I usually have prize giveaways every month so once you are a fan …

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