Mortgages; Insured Specials, Self Employed, Construction, Reverse Mortgages and Perspectives on Deferrals

Perspective on Mortgage Deferrals: No Shame in Renting

With mortgage deferrals coming to an end, CTV commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid does a good job summarizing homeowner options in a recent article. Click here to read it now. (more…)


It’s a Big Month for CRA / Mortgage Solutions for Self Employed

Not only do self employed Canadians need to file their 2019 tax returns by September 30th 2020, but they also need to remit any taxes payable for the 2019 calendar year by Sept 30th. (more…)

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The Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Mortgage (for Self Employed)

Especially Good for Self Employed Borrowers

We have had great weather this summer and it’s hard to believe it’s almost over! If you’ve taken some time off to enjoy the summer holidays, have you started thinking about how you’re going to manage getting back into your Fall routine? Will you do anything differently in your business this Fall? (more…)

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Rental Properties: How Much Down Payment do you Need?

To answer this question, the first thing we need to know is whether the property residential or commercial. (more…)

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How Much (Self Employed) Income Should You Report, Part II

I recently wrote about why, if you’re self employed, you should not hesitate to claim all your legitimate expenses and not worry about reporting a higher net income for mortgage qualifying purposes. I’m pleased to say I had a lot of good feedback on the article. If you haven’t read it, but would like to, click here to read the article now. (more…)

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How To Take Equity Out Of Your Property

There are a number of reasons why people want to take equity out of their properties. The exercise of removing equity from your property is known as a “mortgage refinance” or an “ETO/equity take out”. Some of the most common reasons people want to take equity out of their properties are to: (more…)


Dealing with Hard to Place Refinances, Including “Bundle” 1st & 2nd Mortgages

A recent CIBC Capital Markets report has been circulating, saying the number of mortgages that will need to be refinanced this year is up substantially from the 25 to 35 per cent range in a typical year, to a whopping 47% this year. (more…)

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What a Creative Mortgage Broker Does (and Doesn’t Do)

To this day it amazes me that some people think that a mortgage broker’s job is to help create fake documents. If you’re self employed and you don’t report enough income to qualify for the mortgage you want, you can just call a mortgage broker and s/he will create the documents you need, right? WRONG! (more…)

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Take Your Real Estate Portfolio the Next Level with Multifamily Investing

In the last while, investors who own many small rental properties/single family homes, have noticed that the banks have started becoming very tight when it comes to lending. (more…)


How To Get Construction Financing

We handle 1st & 2nd Residential, Commercial, Land, Construction & Self Employed Mortgages. Credit Issues OK. Private Money. Ask about Investing in Mortgages 

If you need a construction mortgage, here are some of the things our lenders consider to be most important: (more…)