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Category: Mortgage Tips & Advice (15 posts)

How to Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Mortgage

How to Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Mortgage

January 9, 2020 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

For most first time home buyers, obtaining a mortgage is a crucial part of the purchasing process. However, being approved for a mortgage is often easier said than done. It can be disheartening to f ...

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The Pros And Cons Of Reverse Mortgages - A Quick Guide

The Pros And Cons Of Reverse Mortgages - A Quick Guide

December 26, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

No matter how carefully you plan, life can put a dent in your retirement funds. A life-altering accident or illness can turn your life upside down. Dipping into your retirement to meet uncovered expen ...

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Should You Get a Shorter-Term Mortgage, Make Extra Payments, or Something Else?

Should You Get a Shorter-Term Mortgage, Make Extra Payments, or Something Else?

November 28, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

When getting a home mortgage, if you can afford higher payments, often the option of a 15-year loan instead of one of 30 years is an option. It can be an enticing idea to know that you'll be free of a ...

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Real Estate: How to Refinance a Mortgage with a Bad Credit Score

Real Estate: How to Refinance a Mortgage with a Bad Credit Score

October 24, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

There are many excellent reasons a homeowner may look into refinancing their mortgage. To refinance means to replace your current mortgage with a new one, almost always with a lower interest rate. For ...

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Planning to Refinance Your Mortgage? Ask These 4 Questions First

Planning to Refinance Your Mortgage? Ask These 4 Questions First

September 12, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

Deciding to refinance is a crucial financial move that can help you make significant savings. When you plan properly, do your research, and take time to evaluate where you stand financially, you'll be ...

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Four Strategies That Can Help You Get Approved for a Mortgage

Four Strategies That Can Help You Get Approved for a Mortgage

August 15, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

So, you've decided to take the big step and look into getting what will likely be the biggest loan of your entire life: a mortgage. Applying for a mortgage can be a bit of a nerve-wracking process, es ...

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Looking to Invest? Pay Down Your Mortgage Instead

Looking to Invest? Pay Down Your Mortgage Instead

August 8, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

With all the gloomy news about pension plans in the press you may be worrying whether you should actually be investing in a pension plan or not. A new wave of thinking suggests possibly not. There may ...

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4 Things You Need To Know When Buying A Vacation Home

4 Things You Need To Know When Buying A Vacation Home

May 2, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

Everyone looks forward to a vacation, and many people return to their favorite spot each year. If you really enjoy your annual destination, you might be ready to invest in a vacation home. There are m ...

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Buying a Home, Step One: Mortgage Pre-Approval

Buying a Home, Step One: Mortgage Pre-Approval

March 28, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

Whether you're looking to buy your first home, or haven't purchased a home in the past several years, you may be surprised to discover that searching your local real estate listings is not the best pl ...

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Why Remortgage? 4 Excellent Reasons to Consider Refinancing Your Home

Why Remortgage? 4 Excellent Reasons to Consider Refinancing Your Home

March 14, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

Your home is probably the most significant purchase you'll ever make, yet it's surprising how many people simply continue paying their mortgage every month without thinking too much about it. However, ...

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Price Your Home Realistically If You Want It To Sell

Price Your Home Realistically If You Want It To Sell

March 7, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

Setting a price for the home you are selling requires serious thought and research. Homebuyers have choices in today's market, and that means you should not list your home at an unreasonably high pric ...

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Timing Your Home Sale

Timing Your Home Sale

February 28, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

Timing the sale of your home is easier said than done. There are all sorts of factors to consider, from seasonal advantages to the economic climate of a particular region. And that's in addition to po ...

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Make Money When You Buy

Make Money When You Buy

January 24, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

Every intelligent real estate investor understands the basic principle of making money when you buy. It’s extremely important to learn and understand this concept for your business because it ca ...

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Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

January 17, 2019 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

Debt.  It's something almost everyone will have at some point in their life.  But what happens when your debt begins to get the better of you?  What options are available?  Some si ...

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2 Out of 3 Do Not Shop at Renewal

2 Out of 3 Do Not Shop at Renewal

December 27, 2018 | Posted by: Simon Lyn

Every now and then we see a mortgage stat that’s a jaw-dropper. This finding from Manulife Bank is one of them. It suggests there are a lot more people with money to burn than one might expec ...

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