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Save Big by Shopping at Mortgage Renewal...

Apr 30, 2012

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (3721)

While most Canadians spend a lot of time and effort in shopping for an initial mortgage, the same is generally not the case when looking at mortgage term renewals. Omitting proper consideration at the time of renewal costs Canadians thousands of extra dollars... [ read more ]

3 Reasons to Consider a 10-Year Term Mortgage...

Apr 30, 2012

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (3502)

The 10-year fixed-rate mortgage has generated renewed interest lately as borrowers look to lock in for the long term and enjoy the security and peace of mind this brings. With mortgage rates at all-time lows, it turns out that fashion isn’t the only thing... [ read more ]

Mortgage Market Comment

Apr 26, 2012

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (2853)

Mortgage rates remained unchanged over the past week. The bond rate has been creeping up and hit a new high for 2012. There has been a great deal of news in the different media's recently, about the potential for higher rates during 2012. Last Friday at a... [ read more ]

Cory's Market Comment...

Apr 19, 2012

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (2839)

As expected there was no change in the Bank of Canada this past week. They certainly set the stage for some possible increases in the future. The bond rate remained flat the past 7 days, therefore no changes in the fixed term mortgage rates. We still have 2... [ read more ]

How much does it cost for a consultation?

Apr 18, 2012

Expert Question posted by Sue Kay Views (10812)

The cost for a whole home consultation is just $150 and takes about an hour to an hour and a half. During this time we focus on making the space feel perfect for you! I believe strongly in redesign and work with many of your existing pieces while giving you an up to... [ read more ]

Bank of Canada Announcement...

Apr 17, 2012

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (6292)

Bank of Canada Maintains Overnight Rate Target at 1% The Bank of Canada maintained its target rate. It is worth reading the final paragraph(below) as it mentions possible withdrawal of "monetary policy stimulus", meaning rate hikes are possible in the... [ read more ]

Difference Between Conventional and Collateral Mortgages...

Apr 12, 2012

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (13686)

Rubina Ahmed-Haq Moneyville | Powered by thestar.com Sun Apr 01 2012 If you’re buying a house and are shopping for a mortgage this spring you may come across something called a collateral mortgage. This home financing tool has been around for a while, but... [ read more ]

Cory's Mortgage Market Update...

Apr 12, 2012

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (5301)

The bond and mortgage market have been uneventful this past week. No real changes at all. The Bank of Canada announcement is next Tuesday and no changes are expected. We still have 2 lenders offering 10 year funds at 3.89%. A wonderful option for those concerned... [ read more ]

That hits the target perfeclty. Thanks!

Apr 9, 2012

Expert Question posted by Sue Kay Views (10368)

GREAT ! love to help ! [ read more ]

Time to consider a 10 year mortgage plan?

Apr 5, 2012

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (4376)

The 10-year mortgage: Is it the right time to go long? Roma Luciw Globe and Mail Blog Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 6:29AM EDT... [ read more ]

Cory's Market Update...

Apr 5, 2012

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (4970)

The past week has been uneventful in the bond market. No real movement one way or another. With the "rate wars" over for the moment, lender's have increased their 5 year fixed rates. Most lender's have 5 yr fixed in the 3.29-3.59% range. We... [ read more ]

Cory's Market Update...

Mar 30, 2012

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (2886)

Bond rates have fallen approximately 10 basis points from its high a week ago for 2012.  Lender's have been pulling back their specials over the past few days. We expect most of the new rates to happen today. Five year money is expected to be in the 3.49%... [ read more ]

Hi Sue, We want to refinish our kitchen cabinets and staircase banister and spindles. We want a dark espresso for the kitchen and the white spindles with a cherry stain for the banister to match our Brazilian hardwood floors. Can you recommend a striping product and stain. Also, the steps to take to prepare and complete out 2 projects. Thank you

Mar 24, 2012

Expert Question posted by Sue Kay Views (10432)

Many thanks for your inquiry and my apologies for the late response...The substrate of the cabinet will really determine the type of application you can do . I would recommend bringing a drawer or door front into Allandale to have one of our designers take a peak .... [ read more ]

Cory's Mortgage Market Update...

Mar 22, 2012

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (2839)

The past week saw bond rates hit a new high for 2012. They have moved up approximately 30 basis points the last 2 weeks. There is a chance of a rate increase on fixed rate mortgages at any time. Overall rates continue to be extremely low. If you have a variable... [ read more ]

Cory's Mortgage Market Comment...

Feb 16, 2012

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (3704)

The past week saw the bond rate creep up marginally. There has been no changes in fixed or variable rate mortgages. We are seeing 5 year mortgages in the 3.14-3.39% range and variable rate mortgages as low as prime -.2% If you have a variable rate of any more... [ read more ]


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