12 Jun

Going From a Variable Rate to a Fixed Rate Mortgage.

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Posted by: Michele Quinn

With the anticipation of rates going down, some homeowners may be considering switching from a variable-rate mortgage to a fixed-rate mortgage to lock in their next term. Switching from a variable-rate mortgage to a fixed-rate mortgage can offer stability in your monthly payments, protecting you from potential interest rate hikes, along with some other benefits: […]

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29 May

Proven Strategies To Lower Your Interest Rate.

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Posted by: Michele Quinn

Lowering your interest rate can save you money over the life of a loan or credit card. Here are some proven strategies to help you accomplish that: Improve Your Credit Score: Lenders typically offer lower interest rates to borrowers with higher credit scores. Pay your bills on time, keep your credit card balances low, and […]

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16 May

Alternative Lending: Managing Mortgage Affordability.

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Posted by: Michele Quinn

If you’re seeking a mortgage, but your application doesn’t fit into the box of the big traditional institutions, you’ll find yourself in what’s commonly referred to in the industry as the “Alternative-A” or “B” lending space. These lenders come in three classifications: Alt A lenders consist of banks, trust companies, and monoline lenders. These are large […]

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15 May

5 Ways to Turn Your Home into a Staycation Paradise.

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Posted by: Michele Quinn

Summer is coming up fast! These 5 tips will help you turn your home into the perfect staycation paradise so that you can fully enjoy the coming months: Expand Your Outdoor Entertaining Area: Take your outdoor space to the next level by adding amenities for entertaining. Consider installing an outdoor kitchen or bar area complete with […]

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6 May

Yard Appeal Ideas for The Biggest ROI

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Posted by: Michele Quinn

Summer is the time to get outside and enjoy your yard. To help you make the most of your space, I have broken down some of the top yard appeal ideas with the biggest ROI giving you the most bang for your buck and increasing your home’s equity and curb appeal at the same time! […]

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15 Apr

5 Tips to Manage Financial Stress.

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Posted by: Michele Quinn

With the continued rise of inflation, interest rates and the overall cost of living, the uncertainty can be unnerving for many individuals. But don’t fret! We have some tips and suggestions to help you manage your financial stress and help you to power through these latest economic changes: Prioritize What You Can Control: It can be […]

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25 Mar

Tips to Improve Your Credit Score.

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Posted by: Michele Quinn

One of the important factors in home ownership is understanding things like your credit score.  Some people don’t pay much attention to this metric until they begin the mortgage discussion! However, you will find that your credit score is one of the most important factors when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage at the […]

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18 Mar

What You Need to Know About Smart Homes!.

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Posted by: Michele Quinn

Technology is constantly evolving and adapting to our needs as a society and individuals. One of these exciting developments has been the creation and evolution of smart homes. WHAT IS A SMART HOME? A smart home is any home where the homeowners are able to control thermostats, lighting, appliances and other devices remotely over the […]

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6 Mar

Bank of Canada maintains policy rate, continues quantitative tightening

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Posted by: Michele Quinn

The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at 5%, with the Bank Rate at 5¼% and the deposit rate at 5%. The Bank is continuing its policy of quantitative tightening. Global economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter. US GDP growth also slowed but remained surprisingly robust and broad-based, with […]

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