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Qualifying for a mortgage as an artist

Qualifying for a mortgage as an artist

Qualifying for a mortgage as an artist is not only possible, it’s not nearly as difficult or unusual as you might think.

The true cost of buying a home in Alberta

The true cost of buying a home in Alberta

Buying a home is an exciting time. Of course, a home has to feel good and work for your lifestyle- but it also needs to fit your budget.

6 mortgage terms you need to know

6 mortgage terms you need to know

These 6 mortgage terms and tips will help you decide which mortgage option is right for you.

How to pay down your mortgage faster

How to pay down your mortgage faster

Mortgage rules depend on you lender and the type of mortgage you have, but in general, there are three ways you can pay down your mortgage faster.

5 things to do before signing your mortgage papers

5 things to do before signing your mortgage papers

Here are 5 things to consider before you commit to a new home.

How rising interest rates can affect your mortgage

How rising interest rates can affect your mortgage

You can insure yourself against sudden mortgage rate increases by taking out a fixed rate mortgage. But is it always the best option? And what makes mortgage rates fluctuate?

Qualifying for a mortgage in 2018

Qualifying for a mortgage in 2018

Canada’s new mortgage stress test is designed to make sure consumers can afford to pay rising interest rates.

Know your neighbours. Love your neighbourhood.

Know your neighbours. Love your neighbourhood.

Neighbourhoods have changed. Gone are the days of knowing the name and favourite finger food of every person on your block.

Five quick home fixes for a quick sell

Five quick home fixes for a quick sell

Invest a little time and money into your home and buyers will notice.

Your new home—to buy or not to buy?

Your new home—to buy or not to buy?

Gen Y face challenges and choices that influence the decision to rent or buy.

What rising interest rates mean for your mortgage

What rising interest rates mean for your mortgage

A pair of increases in the Bank of Canada's key lending rate may have you wondering what to do.

7 creative ways to come up with a down payment

7 creative ways to come up with a down payment

If home ownership is in your future, start thinking about where the money to get started will come from.

How to avoid (or lower) mortgage prepayment penalties

How to avoid (or lower) mortgage prepayment penalties

Here are some ways you can take the sting out of a prepayment penalty on your closed mortgage.

How are prepayment penalties calculated?

How are prepayment penalties calculated?

The calculation is complex, but you deserve to know exactly what you'll pay.

What do Canada's mortgage rules mean for you?

What do Canada's mortgage rules mean for you?

Some rules are made to be broken. But not these ones.

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