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Setting a Budget: The Secret to Buying a Home (and Being Happy in Life)

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

Have you set a budget?

Most people don’t. Budgets are one of those areas where a lot of people fail nowadays. Out of all the people that roll through our doors, I would say less than 10% of the ...

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The Ugly Truth about Low Mortgage Rates...

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

We’ve all felt the urge to price shop.  Maybe for you it’s clothes, maybe it’s patio furniture, or maybe it’s trying to find the cheapest plumber in town … regardle ...

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Canadian Renovation Rebates Available

RESOURCE | RENOVATIONS Author: Kam Brar

Did you know there may be Government Rebates of up to $42,500.00 available to homeowners that bought, built, or renovated a home between mid 2010 and early 2013?

Read our blog here to find out more! ...

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Making Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers

ADVICE | SELLING Author: Lee Ivans

What's one of the most important rooms in your home? When it comes to selling your property quickly, and for the best price, the answer is clearly the kitchen. In fact, one of the most common exp ...

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Kelowna Real Estate Stats - Buyers Survey (October 2013)

RESOURCE | SELLING Author: Lee Ivans

Every month the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) does a survey to get a better understanding of buyers. Below is a summary of the survey that shows what types of properties are be ...

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Stated Income - What is it?

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

Mortgages, Stated Income and the Self Employed - Tips and Pointers

To view this video on YouTube or to subscribe to our YouTube Channel click here: http://youtu.be/fyVurOwknvc

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"Good" Debt vs. "Bad" Debt

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

Does your current debt enhance your net worth? This video discusses some of the differences between "good" and "Bad" debt and ways that your mortgage and/or investments can work for you!

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Splitting up? Kids? Pets? Mortgages?

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

A handy video for when the marriage is ending...

 

 

To view on our YouTube Channel click here:  http://youtu.be/8GbQQEFGXBM

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How Long Does it Take to Find a New Kelowna Home?

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Lee Ivans

If you're planning to look for a new home sometime in the future, you may be wondering how long the process will take. How much time should you set aside for viewings? How many of the listed home ...

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Mortgage Insurance In's and Out's

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

Are you familiar with how Mortgage Insurance works? It can seem complicated and pricey but it has good reason to exist. View more about it here!

To view this video on YouTube and/or subscribe to ou ...

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Kelowna Real Estate Stats

RESOURCE | SELLING Author: Lee Ivans

Every month the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) does a survey to get a better understanding of buyers. Below is a summary of the survey that shows what types of properties are be ...

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I want to buy a house. How much do I need down?

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

Are you a first time buyer? Self Employed? Newly immigrated? Re-established after Bankruptcy or Consumer Proposal? Take a look at this handy video about down payment ratios for these scenarios, and mo ...

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Bank Said No? What Now?

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

Bank said no? What now?

Have you been declined for a mortgage by a financial institution, or even another broker? We specialize in alternative lending options and like to look at each deal in a total ...

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Some say, they're going too far?

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Mark Fidgett

My client & the realtor who referred them,were super surprised when I told them this.This may come as a surprise to you...Go ahead and watch

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You Are Richer Than You Think!

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

Statistics show that Canadians are twice as wealthy as twenty years ago!

Canadian's net worth is at a record high

 

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How a Home Inspection Helps You

ADVICE | BUYING Author: Lee Ivans

Whether you're considering buying a particular home, selling your current property – or both – a home inspection can help.

A home inspection is an inspection by a qualified professio ...

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Is Condo Living On The Rise?

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

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Okanagan Buyers Survey - August 2013

RESOURCE | SELLING Author: Lee Ivans

AUGUST SURVEY SUMMARYProperty Type:25.4% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers  (up from 22.8% in July)*17.3% by First Time Buyers  (down from 17.9%) 13.5% moving from Single Family Home ...

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When Rates Rise, Payments Rise but by how much?

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision - September 4, 2013

RESOURCE | BUYING Author: Lee Ivans

The Bank of Canada announced this morning that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. In its accompanying statement, the Bank highlighted that an uncertain global economy i ...

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Take a Walk on the Boardwalk (or Sidewalk)

ADVICE | BUYING Author: Lee Ivans

If you've played the game Monopoly then you've probably picked up the Chance card that reads, "Take a walk on the Boardwalk. If you pass Go..."

 That's good advice when shopping f ...

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Construction loans

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Caroline Lennox

Lately I've been working on a project  called Elkington Forest.  This is a trend-setting development in the Victoria Area, just south of Shawnigan Lake and about 15 minutes further out ...

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Client Testimonial

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

Very happy client!!!

 

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Amazing 10 year rate

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

Amazing 10 year rate available...

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Mortgage Amortization Options

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

July 31 2013

There are options for everyone...

 

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Mortgage Amortization Options

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

July 31 2013

There are options for everyone...

 

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Do you have bad credit and want a mortgage?

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

If you have bad credit and want a mortgage, watch this video and give us a call.

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Okanagan Buyers Survey - June 2013

RESOURCE | SELLING Author: Lee Ivans

Property Type:23.7% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers  (down from 24.5% in May) 17.5% by First Time Buyers  (same as May)17.1% moving from Single Family Home to Strata Unit  (up ...

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Resale Prices Increase

ADVICE | MORTGAGES Author: Kam Brar

Home Resale Prices Increase Marginally

 

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How to Be a Savvy Home Viewer

ADVICE | BUYING Author: Lee Ivans

If you're planning on finding your next dream home, then you're probably going to view several homes on the market that meet your criteria.

You will want to make the right purchasing decisi ...

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