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Genworth Mortgage Survey Statistics

Genworth has just released their 2010 Mortgage & Financial Fitness survey results. A total of 2,001 interviews were completed between Mar. 4th-10th, 2010. Results from this research show that there is a very strong correlation between home ownership and Financial...

Understanding Health & Welfare Trust

More and more Canadians are taking matters into their own hands and giving entrepreneurship a try. These self-employed individuals are oftentimes sole proprietors and run unincorporated businesses. This affords them greater freedom and some tax benefits, but the...

Bank of Canada Raises Interest Rates

The Bank of Canada today announced that it is raising its target for the overnight rate by one-quarter of one percentage point to 1/2 per cent. From the Bank of Canada Press Release: The Bank of Canada today announced that it is raising its target for the overnight...

Free Credit Report

Many consumers are not aware that you can receive a free credit file disclosure from Equifax Canada Inc. via Canada Post. Simply complete the Credit Report Request PDF and either mail or fax your application to Equifax. If you have any questions about credit...

Canadian Credit Ratings

I came across a great article this past week in the Vancouver Sun on Canadian credit stating how Canadians typically have better credit ratings than our US neighbours. The article seems timely as we are still in a time of low mortgage rates and Line of Credit rates...

News Wrap

Housing Starts Decreased During June The seasonally adjusted annual rate (1) of housing starts was 189,300 units in June, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Read more: New Housing Price Index Increases in May The New Housing Price Index...

Emma Hamel (Realtor)

Scott has been a reliable contact for me since the moment I met him. He is always available to help out and answer questions at the drop of a hat, and I would recommend him to anyone I know. You will always get quick responses, straight answers, and a positive...

News Wrap

First Time Home Buyers Do Their Homework Researching mortgage options. Getting pre-approved. Estimating utility costs. First time home buyers are savvy when it comes to shopping for a home – but are their aspirations too high? The majority of home buyers say...