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CANADA’S HOUSING MARKET – 2021 FORECASTS – CANADIAN MORTGAGE TRENDS

CANADA’S HOUSING MARKET – 2021 FORECASTS – CANADIAN MORTGAGE TRENDS The Canadian real estate market defied gravity last year in spite of a global pandemic and nationwide lockdowns. The year ended with the seasonally adjusted MLS Home Price Index up 13% year-over-year and the average house price surpassing the $600,000 mark. “It’s official, despite all […]

What Is Financial Literacy?

What Is Financial Literacy? According to the Wikipedia definition, Financial literacy is the possession of the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources. Which at its core is basically the ability to understand how money works. Importance of Financial Literacy Financial […]

Mid-Island Mortgage & Savings Ltd. & the Christmas Angels…

Mid-Island Mortgage & Savings Ltd. & the Christmas Angels… Every year our team at Mid-Island Mortgage & Savings Ltd. Nanaimo work with Volunteer Nanaimo and their Christmas Angels program to sponsor a family in need within the local community. Here are some photos from this year’s gift haul for the amazing family… If you would […]

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates: Rates Smash Another Record Low – According To Forbes

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates: Rates Smash Another Record Low – According To Forbes Mortgage rates made history again this week. Interest rates on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage sunk 12 basis points to 2.72%, a historical low. Covid-19 outbreaks across the country overshadowed the news of strong vaccine candidates from pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna, as […]

Top 3 Things To Do When Buying A New House

Get a head start on research: Read articles online, newspapers, magazines and informative blog posts like this one. This will give you a better idea of housing trends in your area. Figure out your budget: Most lenders recommend that people look for homes that cost no more than three (3) to five (5) times their […]

Reasons To Live On Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island will provide you with adventures to last a lifetime. From scenic mountain views to stunning sandy beaches, the island has something for everyone! Here’s a list of 3 reasons you will fall in love with life on the island: The Hikes: Explore the Juan De Fuca Marine, West Coast or Cape Scott trails! […]

Benefits of using a mortgage broker

Our mortgage brokers, Kevin Decker and Jason Barudin, will do all of the extensive work in finding the right mortgage for your needs and support you throughout the entire application and settlement process. We do all the paperwork, sourcing pre-approval, and keep you up to date with the progress of your application. This frees you […]

Do you have questions about Private Mortgages?

Not everyone can qualify for bankable mortgage loans. Private mortgages are a great alternative for while you are trying to establish or fix your credit, but are not meant to be a long-term solution. Private lenders tend to be less strict about your credit history, and have less requirements for an approval than a bank […]

Broker Lender Market Share Results – Q2 2017

Rank  Broker Channel Lender Market Share Q2 2017* 12 Mo Share Change 1 Scotiabank 26.7% +1030 bps 2 MCAP / RMG 14.2% -120 bps 3 First National 12.7% -250 bps 4 TD Canada Trust 8.6% +190 bps 5 Street Capital 6.3% -210 bps 6 Equitable Bank 4.5% -10 bps 7 Merix Financial 4.5% -240 bps […]