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Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

March 7, 2018 | Posted by: Margaret Geall

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSAbout Reverse Mortgages A reverse mortgage from HomEquity Bank is a smart way for seniors to access the equity they’ve accumulated in their home as tax-free cash. Desp ... [read more]

6 ways to teach kids about money

6 ways to teach kids about money

August 9, 2016 | Posted by: Margaret Geall

6 ways to teach your kids the most important lessons about money Jeanie Ahn – Wed, 13 Jul, 2016 Our children learn how to read and write in school, but teaching them about money is on you. Kids ... [read more]

Make your Credit Card Work for You

Make your Credit Card Work for You

April 4, 2016 | Posted by: Margaret Geall

Eight Tips to Make Credit Cards Work for You, Not Against You by Holly Johnson  When you have no credit it is very difficult to get credit. When applying for a mortgage, the lender is looking ... [read more]

Concerned about losing your home?

Concerned about losing your home?

March 11, 2016 | Posted by: Margaret Geall

Good advice to homeowners in trouble regardless of which province they’re in! Banks offer homeowners options in a tough economy 'The last thing we want to see is someone lose their home,' says ... [read more]

55+ Just been laid off?

55+ Just been laid off?

March 9, 2016 | Posted by: Margaret Geall

55+ Just been laid off? Have equity in your home?    CHIP Content In our current economic situaton, many [people in the 55+ age range have been laid off and they still have mo ... [read more]

Buyers left with Big Bills When  Home Inspectors Miss Defects

Buyers left with Big Bills When Home Inspectors Miss Defects

March 9, 2016 | Posted by: Margaret Geall

Buyers left with big bills when home inspectors miss defects Contracts often limit inspector’s payout to refund of inspection fee  CBC News Posted: Feb 21, 2013 A CBC News investigation has ... [read more]

Inspect your Home Inspector!

Inspect your Home Inspector!

March 8, 2016 | Posted by: Margaret Geall

Shopping for a house? Inspect your home inspector Regulation, more training required in home inspection business, experts say CBC News Posted: Dec 02, 2015 When it comes to buying a house, getting ... [read more]

The Sad State of Financial Literacy!

The Sad State of Financial Literacy!

March 7, 2016 | Posted by: Margaret Geall

This author is likely frighteningly typical of many Canadians. Do you take the time to explain financial terms to clients-especially first time home buyers? Signing a suitability form is somewhat moot ... [read more]

8 Surprise Expenses for new homeowners

8 Surprise Expenses for new homeowners

February 24, 2016 | Posted by: Margaret Geall

Getting your first home is so exciting after the stress of getting the mortgage approved. Can't wait to move in and make it your own. This article explains 8 extra expenses that may be a surprise. ... [read more]

35 Year Amortization

35 Year Amortization

February 22, 2016 | Posted by: Margaret Geall

Many people do not know that there are 35 year amortizations available, mostly because the banks are not offering them and they can only be processed through the broker channel. In today's economic c ... [read more]

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