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The Best Places to Eat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Mortgage qualifying rules keep changing, interest rates are fluctuating, and you don’t know if you should put less down payment or more down payment or whether you should apply for a fixed or variable mortgage… Are you...

As you navigate through the process of applying for a mortgage, you are going to encounter a multitude of steps, paperwork, and challenges along the way. Just when it seems like everything finally makes sense, boom – you come across a hidden charge, surprise component,...

We believe that buying a home is one of life’s most memorable experiences. Everyone who works on the team at Capital Mortgages is here because we are passionate about helping people own their dream home! This week, we want to introduce you to the Partners...

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...

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...

Searching for a home can be an exciting but overwhelming task. To make things go as smoothly as possible when hunting for your dream home, consider getting pre-approved for a mortgage first. Mortgage pre-approval can save you time and hassle when you finally find the...

Ottawa is truly beautiful in the fall. The leaves on the trees turn from green to breathtaking shades of russet, ochre and crimson, while the crisp fall air provides a refreshing change from the humidity of summer. Fall is a time of transition, and this...

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...

    You can easily find gorgeous home décor and useful storage solutions (i.e., storage bins), but it’s harder to find a combination of the two. Areas where home organization solutions are needed are often areas that will also be on full display to guests so, ideally,...

  Spring is upon us, and with the fresh spring air (and hint of warmer weather) typically comes the cleaning bug. Is your goal to clean smarter this year? Throw open those windows, turn on your fans and use these brilliant tips to tackle spring cleaning...

  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...