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Mortgage Mondays: CMHC Changes, March 18th

  Happy Valentine's Day!  Today is Monday and, as you know, we use Mondays to discuss mortgages and financing your home. You may have heard already that the CMHC is implementing new changes to their mortgage rates and amortization…

HST New Housing Rebate

Ok so this HST photo includes a stop sign which has you probably believing that I want to "stop HST". Well, I have my moments but I thought I would take this opportunity to share a possibly positive aspect to this dreaded-by-the-public tax. The…

Mortgage Monday, Featured Property

Happy Monday to you all! I hope you enjoyed the Superbowl last night!    On Mondays I like to post information about mortgages for you, but this Monday I've decided to provide you with a featured property which may provide you with a reason…

Staging Your Home & Why It's Important

  Happy Friday! When you're listing your home for sale, one of the expenses that is often up for debate is whether or not you would   pay for a stager. By making your home look it's best - organized and stylish - stagers,…

The Real Estate Market Is Looking Up

It's funny - there's something about 2011 that has me feeling like the winds have changed. I feel like there's a breath of new air, both in my personal outlook on life, and in my business life, which I regard as very important to me.  In…

Mortgage Mondays...Home From Jamaica!

New RBC lending programs for homebuyers with limited down payment   It's such a common story to hear these days: a young married couple is looking forward to their new home but haven't had the opportunity to save a lot of money because…

Winterlicious

Yes, I'm in Jamaica right now but I can't stop thinking about Winterlicious in Toronto! This made-for-foodie festival is the BEST way to experience some of Toronto's finest restaurants and menus.  Here is a guide to this year's…

Mortgage Mondays..From Jamaica!!

  Happy Monday! I hope you all had an excellent weekend, despite the frigid cold. Speaking of the cold, I've decided to escape it and head to Jamaica for the week with my husband! As you read this, I'm either sitting on the beach admiring…

Canada's Housing Market: Flaherty Thinking Long-Term

  The Harper Government Takes Prudent Action to Support the Long-Term Stability of Canada’s Housing Market  The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, and the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources,…
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Mortgage Mondays

Good morning! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. It was a snowy one in Vaughan, that's for sure.  I am a Mortgage Specialist at the Royal Bank of Canada and one of the things that we're always working on at the bank is ensuring…