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CMHC qualification changes self-employed borrowers

CMHC qualification changes self-employed borrowers

July 26, 2018 | Posted by: Darren Brown

Effective October 1, 2018 the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will enhance qualification criteria for self-employed borrowers which will result in much-needed relief. Read the full press r ... [read more]

Ten Mortgage Tips for the Year

Ten Mortgage Tips for the Year

February 28, 2018 | Posted by: Darren Brown

Mortgage rule changes that came into effect January 1 have made rates and qualifying much more complicated, which means it’s important to get in touch as early as possible when ... [read more]

Mortgage Rules Changing Again

Mortgage Rules Changing Again

February 21, 2018 | Posted by: Darren Brown

Purchase or refinance now before rules change in January If you’re looking to buy and will have more than 20 percent down, or if you are considering refinancing, then you might want to do so ... [read more]

Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program

Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program

February 14, 2018 | Posted by: Darren Brown

The most challenging aspect of acheiving home ownership is saving the 5% minimum downpayment. This is an especially difficult task for those who are recent post secondary graduates. How can you have ... [read more]

New Mortgage Rules

New Mortgage Rules

February 7, 2018 | Posted by: Darren Brown

New Mortgage Rules- A Game Changer! Yesterday (Oct 3, 2016), the Government of Canada announced sweeping mortgage rule changes that may impact your decision to buy a home or renew/refinance your mo ... [read more]

Your Mortgage- More Than Just Rate!

Your Mortgage- More Than Just Rate!

January 31, 2018 | Posted by: Darren Brown

  Which mortgage features are the most important? It’s easy to look online for a mortgage rate. But rate is only one aspect of saving money on your mortgage over the long term. It&rsquo ... [read more]

Face Off: Bank Vs Broker

Face Off: Bank Vs Broker

January 24, 2018 | Posted by: Darren Brown

  The Stanley Cup final is here, once again Lord Stanley will stay in the USA. Maybe next year will be the year he returns home? I figured this is a good time to talk about the faceoff beween ... [read more]

Fort McMurray Home Owner's Assistance Programs

Fort McMurray Home Owner's Assistance Programs

January 17, 2018 | Posted by: Darren Brown

I will continue updating this list of lenders/insurers that are working to assist Fort McMurray's home owners in the wake of the fire. If you were affected by the fire and you see your lender/insurer ... [read more]

The Anatomy Of An Invis Broker

The Anatomy Of An Invis Broker

January 10, 2018 | Posted by: Darren Brown

If you're considering home financing in Edmonton or Saskatoon, getting your mortgage advice from an Invis broker is almost always a good decision. Here's why... Please contact me with any mortgage ... [read more]

Sunny Days! Spring Home Buying Tips

Sunny Days! Spring Home Buying Tips

January 3, 2018 | Posted by: Darren Brown

Sunny days for spring home buyers.  It’s true the uncertainty in the Alberta and Saskatchewan economies is making some Canadians anxious about their financial security. But the current e ... [read more]

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Darren Brown
Edmonton, Mortgage Consultant
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