Ever hear of the Kansas City Shuffle?
Okay...I really shouldn't have to say this - but OH MY GOD!!   In a day and age where personal information is protected from every which way but loose...people are freely giving up some of their most valuable information - and not even realizing it.   Let me make this simple - there
New Year New You.  The Perfect Time to Get Your Finances in Order
2018 is in the rear-view mirror and 2019 is on the horizon! With that, the opportunity to make some promising changes. Some people have made resolutions to eat less, drink more water, spend less time on social media, etc.  And like most resolutions - they will be broken before the
What Happens When You Pay Off Your Mortgage
   First Things First...when you finally pay off your mortgage - send the kids to Grandma and Grandpa's place and get weird.   Next...get out the wine!   It's time to CELEBRATE!! Being Mortgage Free is a feeling only matched only by your first kiss or winning the
What's your Time Worth?
    First things first - I know it's been a looooooooong while since I have written a blog. I have no excuse.  Frankly, I've been using our Facebook Page for most of my posts - but today's blog is one I want to have around for a while.   It doesn't contain the cure for
15 Boring Mortgage Facts You Probably Don't Care About
Mortgages are so's painful. And only people like Mortgage Professionals can find any excitement in Mortgage Facts - granted, most other people don't. But, we do like to share.  So please - get yourself a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and check out our 15 Mortgage Facts! ---
PST Coming To a Mortgage Near You
Just when you thought buying a home wasn't expensive enough...the good old Provincial Government goes ahead and makes it even more expensive by seasoning it with a PST tax! ...congratulations Saskatchewan - as of August 1, 2017 - you have the luxury of paying PST on your Mortage
5 Things Every Home Buyer Needs To Know
Spring is nearly over and Summer is right around the corner! This means the temperature is gonna get HOT HOT HOT! And like the temperature, the housing market will do the same. Unfortunately this leads to panic---which leads to rash decisions---and potentially leads to "Buyer's Remorse" and a
CRA Needs To Know If You Sold Your Home in 2016!
Failure to let CRA know you sold your home in 2016 could cost you up to $8,000.00 in PENALTIES!! When you complete your income tax this year, be sure to report the income.  Before you freak out - this does not mean you will be taxed on the sale of your home, rather it is to claim your
Just Because We Ask Does Not Mean We Will Receive
...would it be weird if we begged? Some of you will be in "the know" about all of the Mortgage Shenanigans we are currently facing - for others, you may have no idea, or perhaps you just don't care.   Regardless of who you are, we still think it is relevant to let you know that despite the
The Landscape for Canadian Mortgages Has Changed
Groan... For those of you who may not have heard...about 2 weeks ago our Dictators in Ottawa decided they understand Canadians and Canadian Finance better than we do ourselves and they took it upon themselves to tell us so.   Unfortunately their delivery was more of a Middle Finger than that
Interest Rates to Rise Modestly But NOT For the Reasons You May Think
Announced today, CMHC will be issuing it's First "Red Warning" on the Canadian Housing Market. ...which bids the question...what colour was it before? So what's going on?  What does this mean? The simplest answer is this, the combination of high housing prices and consumer indebtedness are