You've decided to take the first steps towards Home Ownership.
When purchasing a home and need a mortgage; you can go to a local bank and accept one of their products only available to that institution. Or you can sit down with myself, and or any other Mortgage Broker that has access to a wide range of lenders that will be competing for your business! With a number of products for you to choose from and the best interest rates possible. It is a benefit to use a Mortgage Broker.
With access to over 30 lenders including Canada’s largest banks, Credit unions, Trust Companies and private lenders. I will personally guarantee you that I will work as hard for you as I did getting to where I am today!
I will provide you with unbiased advice and take the time to go through all your financing options. I'm here to work with you and for you, NOT THE BANKS!
I love what I do, I've been involved within the Real Estate and Mortgage Brokering industry since an early age. Working from the ground up, I know that reaching one's goals is something that we all want to work towards and strive to achieve. I'm thankful that your giving me your trust and I look forwrad to not only earning it but Keeping it!
If we have the opportunity to sit down together and discuss your mortgage requirements and needs... I will provide you with a more indepth profile about myself and also take the time to get to know you. I promise you that I will do my very best that I can to ensure the transaction is as seamless as possible. Even if there are bumps in the road and some struggles along the way... I plan on going through those with you.
In most cases, we are paid directly by the Lender so there is no cost to you, and because I don't get paid until the mortgage is fully completed, I'm going to be highly motivated to move your mortgage application quickly through all the required channels.
The difference of even a .25% on a mortgage can result in thousands of dollars worth of savings over the life of your mortgage and allowing you to be mortgage free years sooner.
I look forward to meeting with you and discussing the next steps.
Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 ¾ per cent
The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent.
The Bank Rate is correspondingly 2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per cent. The global economic expansion continues to moderate, with growth forecast to slow to 3.4 per cent in 2019 from 3.7 per cent in 2018. In particular, growth in the United States remains solid but is expected to slow to a more sustainable pace through 2019. However, there are increasing signs that the US-China trade conflict is weighing on global demand and commodity prices.
Global benchmark prices for oil have been about 25 per cent lower than assumed in the October Monetary Policy Report (MPR). The lower prices primarily reflect sustained increases in US oil supply and, more recently, increased worries about global demand. These worries among market participants have also been reflected in bond and equity markets.
The drop in global oil prices has a material impact on the Canadian outlook, resulting in lower terms of trade and national income. As well, transportation constraints and rising production have combined to push up oil inventories in the west and exert even more downward pressure on Canadian benchmark prices. While price differentials have narrowed in recent weeks following announced mandatory production cuts in Alberta, investment in Canadas oil sector is projected to weaken further.
Largest portions of household budgets go to shelter and transportation
Shelter remained the largest budget item for households in 2017, at 29.2% of their total consumption of goods and services. Spending on transportation, the second-largest expenditure category, accounted for 19.9% of total consumption, followed by food expenditures at 13.4%.
Households spent an average of $18,637 on shelter, up 3.4% from 2016. Included in this total was an average of $16,846 paid for principal residence (which includes rent, mortgage payments, repairs and maintenance costs, property taxes and utilities) and an average of $1,791 for other accommodation, such as hotels and owned secondary residences.
In 2017, two out of every three Canadian households owned their home, and more than half of homeowners had a mortgage. Homeowners with a mortgage spent an average of $25,904 on their principal residence, compared with $9,642 for homeowners without a mortgage and $13,499 for renters.
Canadian households paid $12,707 for transportation in 2017, up 6.7% from 2016. They spent an average of $11,433 on private transportation, which includes the purchase of cars, trucks and vans, as well as their operating costs. Households, on average, spent $2,142 on gasoline and other fuels in 2017, up 9.8% from 2016, reflecting the 11.8% annual average increase in gasoline prices. Spending on public transportation, which covers public transit, taxis, intercity buses, trains and air fares, remained relatively unchanged at $1,274.
In 2017, 84.0% of households owned or leased a vehicle. Vehicle ownership was highest in rural areas (94.9%) and lowest in cities with a population of at least one million residents (79.0%).