I am 70 years young in Feb 2020.I started our company over 30 years ago out of my gargage. Last year I sold my interest in the company to four of our agents, including my daughter and formed the Matthey Mortgage Team. Freed from the responsibilities of management I am now able to concentrate on what I love to do and that is helping homeowners and homebuyers strategically deal with their mortgage.
My son, Chris, my daughter, Karen and Karen Schmidt, comprise the Matthey Mortgage Team. Chris has been a mortgage agent for 8+plus. Karen's background is in International Finance and has been an agent for 5 years. Karin Schmidt has a 20+ year banking background and is our client services manager
Our speciality is First Time Buyers, but we cover a wide range of financing options for all types of situations.The new First Time Homebuyers plan may also help a new homebuyer qualify when they maybe wouldn't normally.
Lately, I have been seniors , who own their own home, improve their lifestyles by showing them the advantages of a Reverse Mortgage. I am also a "Reverse Mortgage Specialist". Now Reverse mortgages are not for everybody but they are a godsend to many people. There are so many misconceptions about a Reverse Mortgage.My experience with all types of financing options and my age and stage in life allows me to talk to seniors on a "Senior to Senior" basis to guide them on the best financing options for their stage in life, with the Truth and Nothing ut the Truth.
If you are military, you may have seen news stories on huge mortgage penalties paid by members to their Bank, when posted. You may qualify for our "Freedom Mortgage" for military that offers no penalty when you produce a posting notice inside or outside of Canada.
If you are a First Time Buyer , we have the most comprehensive guide available for you that you can order on line. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org under the heading "First Time Buyers Guide Please"
I am proud to have been a nationally and locally award-winning Mortgage Broker for over 30 years in the Kingston area. I have been one of the broker/owners of our company over the same time period. I have been ranked in the Top 3 as a Mortgage Broker in the Kingston This Week's Reader's Choice Awards for the past several years, and in the fall of 2013, I was proud to be inducted into the Canadian Mortgage Hall of Fame with Mortgage Professionals Canada.I was alos included in Canadian Mortgage Professional magazine in their Hall of Fame in 2019
There are many ways to contact us if you have a question. You can text us direct at 613-561-2719. You can email us at email@example.com You can also access us Face2Face(F2F) through Apple Facetime by dialing 613-561-2719. The last option works well with our clients for any questions, they have on their mortgage, before, during or after closing.
It is our belief that our job does not end with your mortgage approval. We support you through changes in your life and lifestyle and we are there to guide you into the nest mortgage product that benefit you, not the lender.
We would love to hear from you.
The majority of our business comes from referrals, which is a great reinforcement that people appreciate the job that we do. Our job is not just to get you a great rate (although we do that too!) - it is to explain the home buying and mortgage process to you, clearly explain the terms and conditions of your mortgage to you (so unlike with the bank you're not suddenly hit with a shocking penalty you had no idea could happen) and keep you informed about where rates and the economy are going.
You can find Open Houses and New Listings in the Kingston area here:https://www.facebook.com/buysellshowkingstonrealestate/
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In My Wildest Dreams-Reflections.....................
A pause to reflect on 30 + years with the Mortgage Pros
Nobody makes it on your own in this business.
It takes a team of people and it takes a family commitment to sometimes put up with long hours, days away on education, training and conferences. It takes coworkers who work in the background and partners you may or may not agree with all the time. It takes lending partners who have to be treated with respect as they are there to help you be successful. When you start out, it takes worrying about where the first and next dollar will come from but deciding to invest your time in not worrying and making it happen.
It means taking a chance. It takes stepping outside the box to try things. It takes failing time and time again and then working on why and looking into yourself. It takes working on being successful and improving on the things you do continually rather than sitting back. It takes listening. Something I was not the best at a lot of the time. It takes stepping up to become involved in your industry in promoting it and strengthening it. It takes a commitment to be the best you can be for your company and your clients and analyzing all the time whether you are accomplishing that goal.
I never thought in my wildest dreams that when we opened the doors of our business in 1989 a receptionist and two coworkers, in the midst of 12% interest rates, that we would be where we are today. I never envisioned that my young kids who moved into our home in Kingston in 1988 would be working with me in the same business, respected in the industry, not for being my kids, but for what they worked hard to become as professionals. It is not easy working with your Dad or for your Dad and not being looked upon as the owners children when they first start out. They did it themselves with their own personalities and work ethic. Those same children are putting their mark on their future and the companys future and I am proud to work alongside them.
It is very nice to be recognized by your peers and industry with awards and accolades and I am thankful and proud but that is not what I am most proud of. I am blessed with a patient wife and two great children, who are great parents and who are doing a great job raising their children, my grandchildren. I am proud of watching my children take their place in this industry and for the job they have done to get where theyare today. I am proud that they still call me Dad.
I am really happy that they havent asked for my office yet so Ithink Ican stay around for a few years still!
Bank of Canada maintains policy rate, continues forward guidance and current pace of quantitative easing
The Bank of Canada on September 8th held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of percent, with the Bank Rate at percent and the deposit rate at percent. The Bank is maintaining its extraordinary forward guidance on the path for the overnight rate. This is reinforced and supplemented by the Banks quantitative easing (QE) program, which is being maintained at a target pace of $2 billion per week.
The global economic recovery continued through the second quarter, led by strong US growth, and had solid momentum heading into the third quarter. However, supply chain disruptions are restraining activity in some sectors and rising cases of COVID-19 in many regions pose a risk to the strength of the global recovery. Financial conditions remain highly accommodative.
In Canada, GDP contracted by about 1 percent in the second quarter, weaker than anticipated in the Banks July Monetary Policy Report (MPR). This largely reflects a contraction in exports, due in part to supply chain disruptions, especially in the auto sector. Housing market activity pulled back from recent high levels, largely as expected. Consumption, business investment and government spending all contributed positively to growth, with domestic demand growing at more than 3 percent. Employment rebounded through June and July, with hard-to-distance sectors hiring as public health restrictions eased. This is reducing unevenness in the labour market, although considerable slack remains and some groups particularly low-wage workers are still disproportionately affected. The Bank continues to expect the economy to strengthen in the second half of 2021, although the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections and ongoing supply bottlenecks could weigh on the recovery.
CPI inflation remains above 3 percent as expected, boosted by base-year effects, gasoline prices, and pandemic-related supply bottlenecks. These factors pushing up inflation are expected to be transitory, but their persistence and magnitude are uncertain and will be monitored closely. Wage increases have been moderate to date, and medium-term inflation expectations remain well-anchored. Core measures of inflation have risen, but by less than the CPI.
The Governing Council judges that the Canadian economy still has considerable excess capacity, and that the recovery continues to require extraordinary monetary policy support. [The Bank of Canada] remains committed to holding the policy interest rate at the effective lower bound until economic slack is absorbed so that the 2 percent inflation target is sustainably achieved. In the Banks July projection, this happens in the second half of 2022. The Banks QE program continues to reinforce this commitment and keep interest rates low across the yield curve. Decisions regarding future adjustments to the pace of net bond purchases will be guided by Governing Councils ongoing assessment of the strength and durability of the recovery. [The Bank of Canada] will continue to provide the appropriate degree of monetary policy stimulus to support the recovery and achieve the inflation objective.
The next scheduled date for announcing the overnight rate target is October 27, 2021. The next full update of the Banks outlook for the economy and inflation, including risks to the projection, will be published in the MPR at the same time.
Source: Bank of Canada
Ontario weighs down residential permits nationally
The total value of building permits in Canada decreased 3.9% to $9.9 billion in July. All provinces except British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador posted lower values, with the majority of the national decline reported in Alberta (-23.4%). Building permits fell 3.1% in the residential sector and 5.6% in the non-residential sector.
On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), building permits fell 3.8% to $7.0 billion.
Seven provinces reported declines in the residential sector, led by Ontario (-10.5%).
Single-family permits fell 9.6% in July, with two provinces showing growth. Ontario (-9.1%) contributed the most to the decrease.
Construction intentions for multi-family units rose 2.7% in July. British Columbia posted an increase of 55.1%, which was driven by high-valued condo projects in the city of Surrey. In contrast, Ontario reversed strong growth in June (+67.6%) and fell 11.7% in July due to fewer high-valued condo permits reported for the census metropolitan areas (CMA) of Hamilton and Guelph.