When Was Your Last Credit Check-Up?

General Greg Weaver 23 Jun

A few simple steps to healthy credit… Just like you should have a physical every year to make sure you’re healthy, you should do the same for your credit report and score. Don’t wait until you go to buy something and you are turned down. And don’t worry… chequing your own credit does not affect […]

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Industry Jargon Explained

General Greg Weaver 20 Jun

Baffled by some of the phrases realtors and bankers throw at you? Here are some commonly used—but not always understood—words to describe mortgages: Amortization Period This is the number of years it will take to repay the entire mortgage in full and is determined when you are approved. A longer amortization period will result in […]

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9 Reasons People Break Their Mortgage

General Greg Weaver 16 Jun

Did you know, approximately 60 percent of people break their mortgage before their mortgage term matures? While this is not necessarily avoidable, most homeowners are blissfully unaware of the penalties that can be incurred when you break your mortgage contract – and sometimes, these penalties can be painfully expensive. Below are some of the most […]

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Changing Your Financial Direction

General Greg Weaver 10 Jun

Did You Know? The average Canadian owes $23,000 in consumer debt and has at least 2 credit cards. Source: CBC.ca If you live paycheque to paycheque, the idea of somehow having enough money to invest and eventually having financial freedom seems about the furthest thing possible. But experts in financial education like to point out, no […]

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Your Home Buying A-Team

General Greg Weaver 20 May

There are four major components to any successful home buying A-Team: your mortgage professional, realtor, home inspector, and lawyer. Each of these individuals is important to various aspects of the home buying process. MORTGAGE PROFESSIONAL While many people think a real estate agent is the most important person when it comes to buying a new […]

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Process in the Paperwork

General Greg Weaver 9 May

Documents Required to Qualify for a Mortgage Mortgages can sometimes feel like endless stacks of paperwork, but being prepared in advance can save you time and stress! Getting your mortgage pre-approved is part of this prep-process, and will make things easy in the long run. In order to get pre-approved, the lender must have taken […]

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Benefits of Home Ownership

General Greg Weaver 6 May

So, you have decided to utilize your buying power in the Canadian retail market and are looking to purchase a home – congratulations! This is a great step towards ensuring your future. As a potential homeowner, there are some amazing benefits that we think you should be aware of right out of the gate: Homeownership […]

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5 Things to Consider When Building Your New Home

General Greg Weaver 11 Apr

Building a new home is an exciting adventure but requires very different considerations. To help you have the best experience building a home, we have put together the 5 most important considerations. 1. it’s all in the numbers Regardless of whether you are shopping for a pre-built home, or are looking to create your own […]

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5 Reasons to Invest in a Home Inspection

General Greg Weaver 8 Apr

While home inspections might not be the most exciting part of your home buying journey, they are extremely important and can save you money and a major headache in the long run. In a competitive housing market, there can sometimes be pressure to make an offer right away without conditions. However, no matter how competitive […]

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Spring Into Action in 3 Simple Steps

General Greg Weaver 8 Apr

Spring is here and that means we’re embarking on the best time to start getting outside and enjoy more of what the beautiful outdoors have to offer. From weekend hikes, to community running events, don’t underestimate the power of a quick ‘at-home workout’ to compliment leg, ankle, and core strengthening before you hit the trails. […]

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