04 Jun 2020

News is coming out that CMHC may not change the 5% down rule, but may change how much of your income we can use to service the mortgage. This change will be equally onerous and destructive to first-time buyers since I don’t believe the Government can will prices to fall, therefore, buyers will remain renters until/unless…

20 May 2020

Holy ….. smokes.   Let me explain before I react.   CMHC is the government body that insures mortgages. To put it in the simplest of terms, when CMHC insures a mortgage, it means the bank essentially does not have any risk when it issues the loan. Of course there’s some risk carried by the bank but…

05 May 2020

First off – hope you’re all doing well. I know #COVID19 is not the best time for everyone out there. As the data keeps coming, things seem to get better, so let’s keep being smart and responsible! In the meantime… a rant. Why the hell are mortgage penalties so wildly different for the exact same…

02 Apr 2020

Ok. I get it. I know that most of you are going to be very angry at this post because it may seem like I am actually encouraging people to get out there and buy properties. I’m not. As a matter of fact, anyone who calls me asking for financing options, the first question I…

18 Mar 2020

As I wrote in my previous post, there is relief coming to help you with your mortgage, should you need it. I think a lot of people will jump at the chance. As a result, a lot of our lenders are going through extremely busy times. Let’s all be patient. In the meantime here’s a list…

18 Mar 2020

Welcome to the new normal. First, I want to acknowledge the strong leadership that we are seeing across all party lines. I want to say thanks to the thousands of Canadians who are working their butts off keeping us healthy and safe, at their own risk. The health-care staff, the operational staff, the store clerks,…

04 Mar 2020

Ahhh-chooo!! Not since 2008 have we seen a unilateral world-wide response to a global issue affecting our economy. Yesterday the Federal Reserve lowered rates by 1/2 in the US. Today, the Bank of Canada did what many thought there would be no chance of happening in 2020; Also cut rates by 1/2%. Here is what the Bank…

14 Jan 2020

It’s my first post of 2020 and already – just two weeks into the year – I’m angry, mad, and annoyed. Not a good way to start but when I read something that is fundamentally flawed based on one very important detail that makes the whole story, I have no other feelings other than simply: anger….

03 Oct 2019

Hey There! Last week I was discussing the various platforms and ideas that all the political parties are coming up with when facing voters. We know that the Liberals are increasing the “Shared Equity Program” to $750,000 max in GTA for first-time buyers only. The Conservatives and NDP are trying to increase amortization to 30-years…

25 Sep 2019

I have a suggestion for you. If you value your time, and like to be productive, never, ever, ever, spend time on Twitter. It literally is like a time vacuum that simply sucks the seconds away without you even noticing. It’ll get you angry, riled up, and annoyed at the misinformation on there. So many…