29 Mar

Investment Properties, Did You Know…..

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Ingrid Kutzner

Investment Properties So, you are looking to purchase a second property! Congratulations! This is a great opportunity for you to expand your financial portfolio and ensure stability for the future. However, before you launch into this purchase there are a few things you should know, depending on which type of second property you are looking […]

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2 Dec

Let’s Get House Hunting

General

Posted by: Ingrid Kutzner

Have you ever checked out an open house in the neighborhood, which you had no intention of buying? Or checking out listings online for your dream home? Of course you have! We’ve all looked at houses for fun, even just to examine the possibilities! In reality though, it can actually be quite stressful when you […]

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25 Nov

Budgeting for the Holidays

General

Posted by: Ingrid Kutzner

Be mindful with money this season! Along with holiday joy come holiday bills, to avoid a sleigh-size tab, plan ahead to save money and maximize the payoff. ORDER ONLINE Avoid getting stuck in the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers by ordering gifts online from your laptop or phone. The time you save can be put […]

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2 Nov

The Art of Leveraging

General

Posted by: Ingrid Kutzner

For some people, just owning one property and having a single mortgage is enough to handle. But there may be no better way to grow your net worth than real estate. You might not realize homeownership can be a gateway to owning multiple investment properties. You might be thinking: there’s no way I can turn […]

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26 Oct

There’s Always an Alternative

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Ingrid Kutzner

When it comes down to getting approved for a mortgage, there are a lot of factors and not everyone will qualify. So what are your options if the banks say “no”? When conventional lenders (such as banks or credit unions) deny mortgage financing, it can be easy to feel discouraged. However, it is important to […]

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12 Oct

Stay Fit This Fall With At-Home Exercises That Get Results

General

Posted by: Ingrid Kutzner

Fitness trainer Mandy Gill puts a twist on everyday movements to build and maintain strength You may have curtailed your outdoor exercise during the dark days of autumn, but you can still stay active indoors. The key to staying fit and strong is to switch up classic movements by challenging the body with a slight […]

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28 Sep

Your Credit Rating: The Four C’s

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Ingrid Kutzner

Buying your first home is an incredible step in life, but it is not without its hurdles! One of which is demonstrating that you are creditworthy, which all comes down to your credit rating. This is how lenders and credit agencies determine the interest rate you pay, or whether you will qualify for a mortgage […]

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16 Sep

10 Mortgage Mistakes

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Ingrid Kutzner

Whether it is your first house or you’re moving to a new neighborhood, getting approved for a mortgage is exciting! However, even if you have been approved and are simply waiting to close, there are still some things to keep in mind to ensure your efforts are successful. Many homeowners believe that if you have […]

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23 Aug

What a Piggy Bank Just Won’t Do.

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Ingrid Kutzner

You’ve reached a point in life where your job is going well, and you find yourself not only out of debt, but with some room for savings. You might start wondering, where should I put this money that will not only be safe for the future, but also grow? That’s when you’ll probably start hearing […]

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10 Jun

5 Approval Roadblocks

General

Posted by: Ingrid Kutzner

When in the process of buying a home, there is nothing worse than having your mortgage broker or lawyer call and say “there is a problem”. If you have found your dream home and negotiated a fair price, which was accepted, and you have supplied all the documentation to your broker, you probably assume everything […]

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