It’s the first and only thing anyone usually asks when you talk about your mortgage: What’s your rate? While everyone can recall their rate off the top of their head, it’s the only detail of the mortgage they remember or care to know. Though the rate is obviously important, your mortgage is so much more than a rate, and if you’re not paying close attention, it can cost you money.Continue reading →
We all know owning a second rental property is a great way to invest and build your wealth portfolio. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners sitting on plenty of equity are afraid to use that money for a downpayment to purchase a rental or investment property. The idea of a second or third mortgage tends to spook people away. While there are always financial risks in any investment, there’s a little-known incentive that might make you take the leap from homeowner to real estate mogul.
You can expense the interest on a mortgage as long as the INTENT for the funds are used on an investment property.Continue reading →
n a mid-September analysis, the Canadian Real Estate Association revised its home sales predictions upward amid B-20’s loosening grip.
The group cited the decline in mortgage rates with longer terms, including the Bank of Canada’s benchmark five-year rate, as the major driver in the more relaxed stress test seen during the past few months.Continue reading →