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bloomberg.com Vancouver’s housing market may depend on the strength of China’s economy as much as anything that happens in Canada.
scribd.com The Vancouver Sun introduces the UDI/Fortis Housing Affordability Index, a new way to look at housing prices that provides a clearer, more specific picture of affordability across Metro Vancouver. The index was developed by a partnership of The Sun, the Urban Development Institute and Urban Analytic...
[01/23/13] The Bank of Canada says raising interest rates now "less imminent". Aren't you happy you went variable nearly 2 years ago?
An article in the Vancouver Sun alerted us to a potential problem for many of our customers — specifically those of you who own condos. “Some Metro Vancouver residents have been shocked to find, after a leak in their unit causes water damage to other parts of the building, that they are required t
Mike and I are thrilled to announce that we have once again been been given TMG’s (The Mortgage Group) Summit 5 Award. This is our 6th year in a row (2006 – 2012). The Summit 5 Award is given to the top 5% of all TMG brokers. We wish to thank all of our loyal [...]
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney have been constantly warning Canadians about borrowing too much. They have been repeating their warning during virtually every news conference for the past few years. It appears that Flaherty’s and Carney’s messages are finally
The Toronto Sun reported today that house prices may have been driven up by a national database which estimates the worth of houses across Canada. Dubbed Emili, the automated system uses data, such as from the recent sale of nearby homes, to set values, without having an appraiser sent to the addres
A readvanceable mortgage is a feature of some mortgages, including HELOCs (home equity lines of credit). They are made up of two parts: 1. The “mortgage” portion 2. The Line Of Credit (LOC) portion Each time you make a mortgage payment, your lender increases your LOC by the amount of principal yo
I was on the phone with one of my customers the other day. He opened the conversation with “It’s all so confusing …” I agree! Any time you pick up a newspaper or listen to the television news you are bombarded with a new set of numbers. I grabbed a Metro news today and there [...]
Last March I wrote a post about the fact that two of our competitors were utilizing what are know as Black Hat (unethical) Search Engine Marketing (SEO/SEM)techniques. (Click here to read our original article) Late last week we received a summary of CAAMP’s (Canadian Association of Accredited Mortg
The other day Justin and I ran into a situation that was very frustrating and disappointing to us. A new client was referred to us by a friend. We bend over backwards to help all our clients, so this one was no different. He had already approached his bank and got their standard offer. Justin [...
vancouversun.com OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is expected to announce new mortgage rules today that will make it more difficult for Canadians with limited savings to buy homes, or obtain loans.
averbachmortgages.com Once again, Bank of Canada's Mark Carney and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty were warning Canadians about their ever increasing debt burdens. As of today, the
In BC Mortgage Brokers must licensed by a provincial regulatory group – the BC Financial Institutions Commission. Additionally many brokers belong to CAAMP … the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals. Part of these programs involve ethics. You would rightly a
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Our very own Justin Blacklock was interviewed by Mortgage Broker News today. “Most analysts and, increasingly, bank economists, predict the government will officially move to that 25-year cap if, in fact, consumer debt levels fail to ease.” Justin wants the government to re-consi
averbachmortgages.com In its 2012 Budget announced on Feb 21st, the B.C. Government announced a temporary one-time refundable personal income tax credit worth up to
[11/23/11] How Your Credit Score Is Calculated
[11/14/11] A Mortgage Check Up
This is a little unexpected but still some economists believe otherwise...
business.financialpost.com As the nail biter in Europe continues this week, two economists are predicting the Bank of Canada could cut rates in a big way next year.
[11/10/11] Vancouver Real Estate Update – November 2011
[11/10/11] Real Estate Board Market Update for October 2011
Very good article for those still thinking variable...
theglobeandmail.com Fixed-rate mortgage is your best bet; banks have snuffed out variable-rate discounts, while prime rate has dipped
[10/31/11] Burn Your Mortgage – what 5 dollars a month can do.
[10/31/11] Paying Off Your Mortgage FAST!
latimes.com American consumers and the federal government haven't been able to bail out the sinking U.S. real estate market. Now wealthy Chinese, Canadians and other foreign buyers could get their chance.
[10/14/11] Tips for Home Buyers, Home Maintenance and Renovations
[10/09/11] Vancouver Real Estate Update – October 2011
[10/06/11] Greater Vancouver Buyers Market
[09/30/11] Crunching The Numbers
[09/28/11] Getting Rid of Your Debts FAST!
[09/27/11] Say NO to Payday Loans
[09/08/11] Vancouver Real Estate Update – September 2011
[09/06/11] Strong likelihood of a half percent drop in Prime by year end. Variable rate mortgage holders are holding their collective breath.
[08/31/11] The Pain of Mortgage Penalties
[08/18/11] Avoiding Your Own Personal Debt Crisis
[08/15/11] When Will The Housing Bubble Burst?
[08/10/11] Vancouver Real Estate Update – August 2011
[07/26/11] 14.8% Drop in Vancouver House Prices Predicted
Great newsletter coming out today, hot off the presses. If you haven't subscribed to the Averbach Mortgages Monthly Newsletter, be sure to do so on our website homepage right under the apply-now button on the left hand side. We share some great tid-bits on the housing market and where mortgage rates are heading...
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[07/19/11] Justin Blacklock on Top 50 Canadian Mortgage Brokers List
[07/18/11] Congratulations to my business partner Justin Blacklock who was just announced as a TOP 50 broker in Canada!! Amazing year you are having JB! First back to back winner of Best Customer Service and now this!! What's next?? See details at www.mortgagebrokernews.ca
[07/15/11] Can’t Decide Whether A Fixed or Variable Rate Mortgage is Better?
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