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Mortgage Insurance and Your Borrowing Power

Mortgage Insurance and Your Borrowing Power

July 14, 2020 | Posted by: Kelleway Mortgage Architects

Your borrowing power as a Canadian homebuyer or homeowner is impacted by a few factors. Recent changes to the lending policies announced by CMHC, The Bank of Canada’s qualifying rate and your ...

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What Your Banker Won't Tell You!

What Your Banker Won't Tell You!

July 14, 2020 | Posted by: Kelleway Mortgage Architects

Did you know the biggest difference between getting your mortgage from a bank vs. a mortgage broker is that the bank only has access to their products, while I, your mortgage broker, have access to hu ...

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Growing Your Own Organic Garden

Growing Your Own Organic Garden

July 14, 2020 | Posted by: Kelleway Mortgage Architects

With many of us spending more time at home this year, now is a great time to start that organic garden you have always wanted! As someone with friends who grow their own herbs and vegetables, it can ...

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What to Know BEFORE You Start House-Hunting

What to Know BEFORE You Start House-Hunting

June 5, 2020 | Posted by: Kelleway Mortgage Architects

As exciting as it is to start your journey towards home ownership (or even up- and down-sizing), there are a few things you should consider first. Most importantly, you need to determine your pur ...

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The Rate Today

The Rate Today

June 5, 2020 | Posted by: Kelleway Mortgage Architects

Current Bank of Canada Qualifying Rate: 4.94% In order to find out how the current rate impacts Canadian consumers, we must first identify insured and uninsured borrowers. Do you have LESS than ...

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Advantages of a Pre-Approval

Advantages of a Pre-Approval

June 5, 2020 | Posted by: Kelleway Mortgage Architects

Getting pre-approved can be a vital step to the home-buying process! But don’t confuse this with pre-qualification; you can get a pre-qualification through the My Mortgage Planner app to deter ...

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6 Tips to Stay Cool & Save This Summer

6 Tips to Stay Cool & Save This Summer

June 5, 2020 | Posted by: Kelleway Mortgage Architects

Summer is just around the corner and doesn’t stick around for long, so make sure you enjoy it! We have some great tips for staying cool AND saving money while you do. 1. Use portable and ceil ...

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Determine Your Monthly Budget

Determine Your Monthly Budget

May 13, 2020 | Posted by: Kelleway Mortgage Architects

It's easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about your finances, especially if you are saddled with debt. The best way to determine your monthly budget is to start by recording your total monthly incom ...

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5 Things to Know Before You Renovate

5 Things to Know Before You Renovate

May 13, 2020 | Posted by: Kelleway Mortgage Architects

Renovating your space can be a big project! Before you get started, we have put together a list of the 5 most important things you need to know before you renovate. 1. Know Your End Goal Before st ...

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What to Know if You’re New to Canada

What to Know if You’re New to Canada

May 13, 2020 | Posted by: Kelleway Mortgage Architects

Canada has seen a surge of international migration over the last few years. With all these new faces in town wanting to plant roots in this great country, we wanted to touch base on some of the detail ...

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