When you obtain a mortgage the lender may suggest that you take out Mortgage Insurance (also known as Creditor Life Insurance). Many people chose not to take it, but they also don’t have Life Insurance, and this is problematic as you should definitely have one or the other! So let me explain what they are so you can make the right decision.(more…)
So you are thinking about buying a new home and have decided that a new build is what you really want, that’s a great idea, nearly one third of home buyers opt for a brand new build! It means you can customize your home to meet your personal wants, needs, and style! You have lower maintenance costs on a new build, and unexpected surprises (like asbestos, major plumbing issues, or electrical upgrades) are unlikely! (more…)
In real estate sales the responsibility is on the buyer to beware, and to ensure they know what it is they are buying. However, the risks for both the buyer and seller in a volatile market can be very real and some buyer/sellers just want to back out of their deal.
Do you need to use the equity in your home? Are you looking for a convenient way to access cash for home renovations, business investment, or debt consolidation? Then you may be considering a second mortgage. With a second mortgage, you can borrow against the equity in your home without breaking your current mortgage, thus avoiding unwanted penalties!
But how do you know if a second mortgage is the right product for you? (more…)