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What are credit scores and how are they important?

What are credit scores and how are they important?

September 1, 2021 | Posted by: Yvonne Wilchewski - Edmonton and Alberta Mortgage Broker

A credit score is a number that shows how likely you are to pay or default on credit. It ranges from 300 to 850; the higher the number, the more creditworthy lenders deem you. Your credit history dete ...

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4 Simple Ways to Pay Off Your Alberta Mortgage Early

4 Simple Ways to Pay Off Your Alberta Mortgage Early

July 19, 2021 | Posted by: Yvonne Wilchewski - Edmonton and Alberta Mortgage Broker

4 Simple Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early Becoming a Homeowner and getting a mortgage is very exciting! Your new home is very likely an appreciating asset, but your mortgage is stil ...

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Does the Edmonton Area House You Want to Buy Need an Immediate Upgrade?

Does the Edmonton Area House You Want to Buy Need an Immediate Upgrade?

July 13, 2021 | Posted by: Yvonne Wilchewski - Edmonton and Alberta Mortgage Broker

Purchase Plus Improvements Mortgage Does the House You Want to Buy Need an Immediate Upgrade? Not every home you would like to purchase is move-in ready. Sometimes there is a necessary upgrade need ...

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2021 Mortgage Stress Test - Latest Updates

2021 Mortgage Stress Test - Latest Updates

April 21, 2021 | Posted by: Yvonne Wilchewski - Edmonton and Alberta Mortgage Broker

On April 8th, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced that it is relaunching its consultation on the minimum qualifying interest rate for uninsured mortgages. Usual ...

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April 21-2021 - Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, adjusts quantitative easing program

April 21-2021 - Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, adjusts quantitative easing program

April 21, 2021 | Posted by: Yvonne Wilchewski - Edmonton and Alberta Mortgage Broker

Available as: PDF The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and the deposit rate at ¼ percent. The ...

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April 2021-Bank of Canada Releases Results from Consultations on Inflation and Monetary Policy

April 2021-Bank of Canada Releases Results from Consultations on Inflation and Monetary Policy

April 12, 2021 | Posted by: Yvonne Wilchewski - Edmonton and Alberta Mortgage Broker

The below details are what has been reported by the Bank of Canada Website Over the past two years, we spoke with thousands of Canadians about their views on the economy, inflation and what the Bank ...

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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?

Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?

March 2, 2021 | Posted by: Yvonne Wilchewski - Edmonton and Alberta Mortgage Broker

There are a multitude of reasons why a homeowner may be considering refinancing their mortgage. However, before any final decisions are made it is always a good idea to consider carefully whether refi ...

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Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

February 9, 2021 | Posted by: Yvonne Wilchewski - Edmonton and Alberta Mortgage Broker

Debt. It's something almost everyone will have at some point in their life. But what happens when your debt begins to get the better of you? What options are available? Some simple strategies can he ...

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Why You Need an Emergency Fund And How to Get One

Why You Need an Emergency Fund And How to Get One

February 2, 2021 | Posted by: Yvonne Wilchewski - Edmonton and Alberta Mortgage Broker

Building an emergency fund is something most people know they should do but few actually get around to doing. A recent study found that nearly two-thirds of Americans did not have an emergency fund, a ...

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