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Category: Mortgage Tips & Advice (7 posts)

How to Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Mortgage

How to Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Mortgage

December 24, 2018 | Posted by: Al Harris

For most first time home buyers, obtaining a mortgage is a crucial part of the purchasing process. However, being approved for a mortgage is often easier said than done. It can be disheartening to f ...

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The Pros And Cons Of Reverse Mortgages - A Quick Guide

The Pros And Cons Of Reverse Mortgages - A Quick Guide

November 28, 2018 | Posted by: Al Harris

No matter how carefully you plan, life can put a dent in your retirement funds. A life-altering accident or illness can turn your life upside down. Dipping into your retirement to meet uncovered expen ...

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Should You Get a Shorter-Term Mortgage, Make Extra Payments, or Something Else?

Should You Get a Shorter-Term Mortgage, Make Extra Payments, or Something Else?

September 26, 2018 | Posted by: Al Harris

When getting a home mortgage, if you can afford higher payments, often the option of a 15-year loan instead of one of 30 years is an option. It can be an enticing idea to know that you'll be free of a ...

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Real Estate: How to Refinance a Mortgage with a Bad Credit Score

Real Estate: How to Refinance a Mortgage with a Bad Credit Score

July 11, 2018 | Posted by: Al Harris

There are many excellent reasons a homeowner may look into refinancing their mortgage. To refinance means to replace your current mortgage with a new one, almost always with a lower interest rate. For ...

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Planning to Refinance Your Mortgage? Ask These 4 Questions First

Planning to Refinance Your Mortgage? Ask These 4 Questions First

April 11, 2018 | Posted by: Al Harris

Deciding to refinance is a crucial financial move that can help you make significant savings. When you plan properly, do your research, and take time to evaluate where you stand financially, you'll be ...

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4 Strategies That Can Help You Get PreApproved

4 Strategies That Can Help You Get PreApproved

March 21, 2018 | Posted by: Al Harris

So, you've decided to take the big step and look into getting what will likely be the biggest loan of your entire life: a mortgage. Applying for a mortgage can be a bit of a nerve-wracking process, es ...

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5 easy ways to be mortgage free sooner!

5 easy ways to be mortgage free sooner!

March 7, 2018 | Posted by: Al Harris

We all know that paying off a mortgage as early as possible makes good financial sense. You’ll save significant interest costs and free up money for RRSPs and other investments, and changing l ...

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