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How to Use Prepayments to Be Mortgage Free, Faster

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CENTUM Canada founder accepts 2016 Canadian Franchise Association Hall of Fame Award

The Charlwood Pacific Group recognized with prestigious national award for supporting franchisee success   BC family owned and operated Charlwood Pacific Group (CPG), CENTUM Canada, master franchise holder of the CENTURY 21 brand in Canada and the Asia-Pacific regions, Real Property Management in Canada, and UNIGLOBE Travel International, has been awarded the Canadian Franchise Association’s ...

The new down payment rule: what changed on February 15

  On February 15, the Government of Canada effected a change to the rules for down payments. The change, which was officially announced on December 11, 2015, increases the minimum down payment for new insured mortgages from 5 per cent to 10 per cent, for the portion of the house price above $500,000. The change does not affect home owners who hold mortgages obtained prior to February ...
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Our 2016 Pledge To You.

  For most people, the purchase of a home is the single largest financial investment they will make. This means that the process can be very stressful without the right support. As a consumer, you have a lot of options when it comes to selecting the right team of real estate and mortgage professionals.  Surrounding yourself with experts who understand the market and industry ...

Down Payment Changes

Today the Federal government announced that starting February 15 the minimum down payment required will increase to buy a home priced greater than $500,000. You'll still pay 5% on the first $500,000 but you'll pay 10% down on the remainder for homes up to $1,000,000. Example: an $800,000 purchase price will cost you $25,000 down on the first $500k and $30,000 down on the remaining $300k to ...

The best gift for your Holidays? Keep your credit history in shape!

Winter has already hit Canada, and we are approaching the Holidays very quickly.  With Holidays come the purchasing of presents and quite often credit utilization. As credit history is one of several main components of a qualifying for a mortgage, budgeting for the Holidays and, furthermore, not maxing out your credit can avoid negative surprises in 2016.  While building a budget, ...

How to Prepare Your House for Sale

  Prepping and staging your home for sale takes time and energy. Here are some practical pointers to help you prepare your house for sale.   Depersonalize: When staging your home it’s all about the imagination of the buyer. You want to help them picture their life in your home. The fundamental statement you want a buyer to make is “I can see myself living here” ...
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The Future of the Reverse Mortgage

In the last couple of months, we have heard more and more about Reverse Mortgages. This post will help you have a better understanding of this product.   First, who can get a reverse mortgage? This kind of loan is available for homeowners that are 55 or older.   What is a reverse mortgage? A reverse mortgage allows you to get up to 55% of your home equity (home equity ...
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The Ready to Move-In Home vs. the Requires More Work Home

Buying a home is a complex problem requiring you to ask numerous questions about your lifestyle. What is a good location? What neighborhood best suits you? What is your budget? What are your basic needs? What kind of home do you envision yourself in? A new sleek and modern home in a trendy neighborhood? Or a simpler house in a small neighborhood? And lastly, how much work do you want to put into ...
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