Megan  Carey Mortgage Broker

Megan Carey

Mortgage Broker

654 Upper James St., Hamilton, Ontario









At Personal Choice Mortgage Services Inc., mortgage financing is our business – it's our only business. 

If you are looking to purchase or refinance, if you wish to switch your current mortgage or want to be pre-qualified to buy a home, Personal Choice Mortgage Services and its expert team of mortgage agents will help you achieve this! It's what we do. 

As a mortgage brokerage firm, not only is it our responsibility to shop for the best rates, which we will endeavour to do, but it is just as important to find the best mortgage product that suits you and your long term financing needs. We will strive to create a client-for-life relationship. This not only includes your repeat business, but your much appreciated referral business. We can only do this by providing superior service that does not stop on your mortgage closing date! 

You will find detailed information on this site that will assist and guide you every step of the way. Please take the time to find out more about us, use the tools available to better understand the procedure, and use our on-line applications to speed up the process.

BLOG / NEWS Updates

The Teranet-National Bank House Price Index ticked down 0.1% in February

In February the TeranetNational Bank National Composite House Price Index(tm) retreated 0.1% from the previous month, following December and January rises that had interrupted a downtrend. It was the first February decline since 2013. The index was up in only three of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed, the fewest since October 2014: Vancouver (+0.4%), Hamilton (+0.2%) and Halifax (+0.8%). The index for Victoria was flat on the month and the other seven component indexes were down: Toronto 0.1%, Montreal 0.3%, Ottawa-Gatineau 0.7%, Edmonton 0.8%, Calgary 0.8%, Winnipeg 1.0%, Quebec City 1.5%. For Vancouver it was the 12th rise in 14 months, taking its index to a new record. However, this markets raw (unsmoothed) index* was down 1.3% on the month, a retreat coinciding with a cooling of home sales as reported by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. The raw index for Toronto declined after three consecutive rises. In previous months observers had noted a certain haste on the part of buyers to beat the entry into effect of tougher conditions for obtaining an uninsured mortgage. The advance of the Hamilton index interrupted a run of five declines. The retreat of the Montreal index was the first in 14 months. This is not a concern, since the Greater Montral Real Estate Board reported the strongest sales in six years for the first two months of a year.

Canadian Income Survey, 2016

Canadian families and unattached individuals had a median after-tax income of $57,000 in 2016. Median after-tax income increased from 2011 to 2014, but held steady in 2015 and 2016. The slower growth in 2015 and 2016 was associated with the resource price slowdown, which began in the second half of 2014. After-tax income is comprised of income from market sources and government transfers. Market income includes employment income, retirement income and income from investments, while government transfers include benefits to seniors, child benefits, Employment Insurance benefits, social assistance and other benefits. While growth in overall median after-tax income slowed in 2015 and 2016, there was also a significant increase in government transfer income. Median income from government transfers rose from $5,800 in 2014 to $7,400 in 2016. About half of this rise was due to increased child benefits, which became a larger source of income for families with children. In 2014, the median child benefit received by couple families with children were $2,500. This rose to $3,400 in 2015, and to $4,000 in 2016. For a lone-parent family, the median benefits rose from $5,100 in 2014 to $5,800 in 2015, and then to $6,400 in 2016.


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