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Applying for your first mortgage can be a stressful time. You have got your sights set on your ideal first home, and the only thing that stands in the way of making it yours is the bank’s decision to approve your mortgage request. This can...

When you are preparing to purchase a new home, you will be introduced to plenty of new jargon related to your mortgage. Purchase Plus Improvement is one of the important ones - because understanding this term could end up saving you lots of money in...

Mortgage brokers are independent, trained professionals licensed to represent you and provide you with honest unbiased mortgage advice. Due to their experience and connections within the mortgage industry, mortgage brokers have the knowledge required to present a proposal for financing to lenders in the best...

If you have recently bought your first home -- congratulations! It is a milestone worth celebrating and one that may have been a number of years in the making while you saved up your down payment and searched for the perfect place. Now that you...

Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the plunge into homeownership and purchase your first home. Now, you have all the excitement of house-hunting and finding your perfect home to look forward to! However, there are some bumps you may encounter along the way if you aren’t...

Your relationship with your mortgage broker does not just cover the purchasing of your first home. If you have a good relationship with your mortgage broker, it should exist for the entirety of your adult home-buying life. Purchasing a home can be an overwhelming and...

The mortgage world can be a tricky one to enter. As interest rates keep fluctuating and qualifying rules keep changing, you can be left feeling thoroughly confused and overwhelmed. Don’t worry! Our expert team of Capital Mortgages agents and brokers are here to help. Have...

Buying your first home can be an overwhelming venture. If you are not financially-savvy, then terms such as ‘amortization period’ and ‘variable-rate mortgage’ may have you scratching your head in confusion. To help ease some of your worries, our expert team of brokers at Capital...

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us. No doubt you have a long list of gifts to buy for all the important people in your life. If some of those people are new homeowners, they will likely be looking forward...

There are a number of energy-saving methods and behaviours that can easily be implemented within your home environment. The benefits of these are twofold: they will save you money on utilities and will help to protect the environment. Whatever drives your decision to start reducing...

Your relationship with your partner will experience many exciting milestones: your first kiss, moving in together, getting engaged, having children… But one of the most important steps in your relationship will be buying a home together and getting your first mortgage. A home will likely...

If this is your first time getting a loan or mortgage, the process can seem overwhelming. To make it simpler, we've broken the process down into five easy-and important-steps:   Determine a borrowing budget You'll want to be realistic about what amount you can borrow based on your...

Whether you have just moved into your first home and need to put together a kit of cleaning supplies, or your existing tools need an update, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the most important and essential cleaning tools to keep your home tip...

Are you downsizing to a smaller home this year? Perhaps your children have flown the nest, or maybe you’re finding it difficult to maintain such a large home -- either physically or financially. Whatever the reason, there are a few things you should take into...

Is the interest rate a major factor in any mortgage-making decision?  Absolutely. Is the interest rate the only thing that matters when choosing a mortgage? I don’t believe so.   The (un)importance of rates Just as the ‘price’ of your next major purchase – say a car – is...

After a long cold winter, we are finally slowly emerging into the sunshine like butterflies from a chrysalis. The past few days of warm weather and sunshine may have you looking out into your backyard with a critical eye. How did your deck manage through...

  Over years of owning a home and making mortgage payments, you’ve built a nicely-sized nest egg of home equity. However, that portion of your net worth is essentially untouchable until you choose to move or sell your home. A reverse mortgage allows you to borrow...

  Do you know the difference between fixed-rate mortgages or variable (sometimes called adjustable-rate) mortgages? Each mortgage type is affected by different market conditions and each offers its own advantages or disadvantages.  One of the most important steps in financing your home is choosing which type...

  The long awaited and anticipated interest rate announcement was released from the Bank of Canada this afternoon. As many expected, the Bank of Canada raised the interest rate to 1.25% - the highest level since 2009. A strong Canadian economy, as demonstrated by a positive...

  Finding and purchasing your first home can be both thrilling and frightening all at once—thrilling because you’re taking a major step toward independence, and frightening because of the added responsibility that step means.   Buying a home is easily one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll...

If you are buying your first home, congratulations! This is an exciting milestone in your life, but it can also be a stressful one. Buying a home will likely be the most expensive purchase you will ever make and securing financing to make the transaction...