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The Not-So Hidden Gem of Edmonton’s Real Estate Market

Alberta is known for its oil sands, and it should be: Alberta’s oil sands are the third-largest proven crude oil reserve in the world. But Alberta’s provincial capital, Edmonton, has much to offer, including research, education, and, for first-time home buyers,...

Bank of Canada Rate Update – No Change

The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining it’s target for the overnight rate at 1/2 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 3/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 1/4 per cent. The global economy is progressing largely as the Bank anticipated in...

New CMHC Down Payment Rules Now in Effect

New federal mortgage rules are now officially in effect, but most market watchers don’t expect to see much change. Just to recap: Ottawa has boosted the minimum down payment on insured mortgages valued at $500,000 to $999,000. In order to get mortgage insurance...

Foreign Real Estate Investment in Canada

Questions about foreign ownership in Canada’s real estate market have been loud, lingering and largely unanswered. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is promising to address that with the release of its latest Housing Market Insight (HMI) report on...

November Housing Market Commentary

Strong employment numbers in both Canada and the United States have market watchers focusing on interest rates again, especially in the U.S. The Canadian figures, while impressive, are not as significant as the American numbers. Canada generated 44,000 new jobs in...

Mortgage Brokers In Calgary | Mortgages For Less

Calgary is an area that has so much potential to grow and mortgage brokers in Calgary are aware of this. It has been referred to as one of Canada’s flourishing cities as more and more working professionals are moving to this area. Those who have not yet sought the services of mortgage brokers are either unaware of their function or have no idea of the great benefits they pose.

Are you Qualified to Shop for a New Home?

Be sure to ask your Calgary mortgage broker if you are qualified before you even begin to look at buying a home in or around Calgary. There’s nothing worse than finding the home of your dreams, only to have those dreams shattered when a mortgage application is turned down because either there were too many credit checks done on your credit rating in a short period of time, or you simply did not have the income or credit to qualify.

Calgary Mortgage Broker vs The Banks

A mortgage broker only needs to check your credit rating once, and has options from many banks and morgage lenders. Once pre-approved, you can go house-hunting with confidence knowing that the mortgage level you are after is both possible, and attainable. Spare your credit rating and let a Calgary Mortgage Broker like Mortgages for Less do the legwork for you.

Mortgage Calculations | Josh Tagg Calgary Mortgage Broker

Let me explain that headline. There are various mortgage Brokers in Calgary, but how many of them offer you as the buyer, ways to do your own homework when it comes to affording your own home, handling payments, etcetera? Josh, who represents Mortgages For Less here...

Calgary Mortgage Broker vs The Banks

Asking how a Calgary mortgage broker might be better than a bank is actually a good question. If you’re like this author, you may tend to be a do-it-yourself, do-my-own-research kind of person. You want to pull the strings and see what happens on the other end....