Sarah is new to the Mortgage industry and the My Better Mortgage Family. Sarah comes to us with a Diploma from Georgian College in Hotel Management. With more than 10+ years of Retail Management experience and 15+ years of Customer Service experience (customer experience certified). Sarah has a vast knowledge of how to exceed client expectations. Sarah has a proven track record of getting results in the most difficult of situations.
As a mom of 4 and wife of 10 years Sarah understands the importance of maintaining, growing and exceeding financial goals and freedoms. With having 4 children in 5 years Sarah knows the hardships of trying to maintain financial freedom while providing for her family. Sarah is passionate about supporting families and committing to helping them meet and exceed their financial goals whether it is: first time home buyers, refinancing or being Mortgage FREE sooner. Sarah is dedicated to helping meet your NEEDS.
For those of you who do not know me I am Sarah, a mortgage agent for My Better Mortgage. In 2007 I gained a diploma in Hotel Management where I went on to work in the retail and customer service industry for 10+ years and have retained a certification in customer excellence. Growing up with parents who were entrepreneurs I always felt a need to follow in there foot steps. So when Rachael presented me with the opportunity to work with her helping families and individuals, while growing my own business, I jumped at the opportunity. This was hands down one of the easiest life decisions I have made. Rachael gave us the opportunity to better my families financial future and help meet our long term goals. With my passion to help others and there families how could I say, NO! I am a mom of four young girls and I understand the importance of maintain, growing and exceeding your financial goals and gaining freedom. I had my four girls Payten 7, Abigail 6, Kylie 3 and Keaghan 3 in 5 years. The hardship of trying to maintain financial freedom while providing for our family was always a major stress point, as it is for most families. I understand what it is like to walk into a bank with not having the best credit score, as it is hard at times for young families to maintain PERFECT CREDIT and left feeling defeated. That feeling your goals are dreams out of your reach. My advice is to never give up. When I called Rachael I was already waiting for the NO on the other end of the phone. Like most after the 2nd NO you figure it must be true, this wont happen for me. So when I finally heard YES! it was emotional and surreal. I am committed to giving other this same opportunity to hear YES, the feeling that your dreams will finally become your reality.
I want to say THANK YOU to my wonderful Husband who for the past 12 years has supported any and all my career choices. When telling him that I wanted to JUMP into the world of Mortgages he smiled and said yes dear. He made sure every night after he had worked all day that I had a quite place to study (which is a difficult task in our household with 4 girls under the age of 7) and cheered me on after I passed every quiz. When I wrote the Mortgage Agent exam I came home feeling defeated, unsure that I had passed. He said to me you got this. His support has been unwavering and made this transition from Retail Manager/Stay at home Mom to Mortgage Agent easy. My Second THANK YOU goes out to my parents. Thank you always for your unconditional Love and being my voice of reason. As a young girl and now as a women I watch my parents do it all run a successful business for the past 30 years, maintain a house, be therapists, nurses, raise three kids, and help me raise my grandchildren, they are the true the definition of SUPER PARENTS/ GRANDPARENTS. With all these titles under their belt they still always finds the time to support my dreams and ambitions. For this I am eternally grateful. I can only hope one day I am the Entrepreneur, Wife, Friend, Parent and Grandparent you are and I do it with as much DETERMINATION, AMBITION, SELFLESNESS and GRACE (because we all know grace is not my strong suit) as you have. Last but not least, THANK YOU to the one and only RACHEAL BEEMER (principle broker of My Better Mortgage). I met Rachael last summer when I called her office needing some advice on MORTGAGES. My husband and I needed to move as our home was far to small for our growing family. At the time I was on a leave of absence from work and all the banks told me, I had to return to work! in order to be approved for a mortgage. I heard Rachaels ad on the radio and thought, what do I have to loose. After talking briefly with Rachael, she managed to ensure a TRUST with me that she had my families NEEDS covered and we were on our way to our GOALS! Rachael not only managed to get us into a mortgage that fit our lifestyle but was able to get us into our dream home without breaking the bank. When it came time for me to find a career that fit my lifestyle Rachael was there again to SUPPORT and INSURE my families financial future. Rachael has an amazing understanding for what MOMS need. She understands BALANCE; the need for moms to be with their children but contribute financially to their families. I am excited and happy to call Rachael my MENTOR and FRIEND. I look forward to our JOURNEY together and knowledge to come. I want to THANK YOU my future clients. Thank you for trusting me with your families, your dreams and your future. Thank you for making my families dreams possible.
Weakness in Toronto and Vancouver after seasonal adjustment
In August the TeranetNational Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM was up 0.2% from the previous month. Removing normal seasonal patterns (seasonal adjustment), the index would have been virtually flat, following retreats in June and July. In other words, after seasonal adjustment, the downtrend of June and July did not turn around in August.
Individual market indexes were up in eight of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed. Seasonally adjusted, they would have been up in only four. The published (non-seasonally-adjusted) indexes were up strongly under any respect in Ottawa-Gatineau (1.4%), Hamilton (1.4%), Montreal (1.2%) and Quebec City (0.5%). However, gains in Toronto (0.3%), Edmonton (0.2%), Victoria (0.1%) and Winnipeg (0.1%) only reflected usual seasonal pressures. After seasonal adjustment, these indexes would have dropped or be flat. Indexes were down for Halifax (0.6%), Calgary (0.3%) and Vancouver (0.4%).
The published Toronto index was up for a fifth straight month. But it is the opposite after seasonal adjustment as the index would then have been down for a fifth straight month. For Vancouver and Victoria it was a third straight month of decline after seasonal adjustment.
In August the composite index was up 1.4% from a year earlier, the smallest 12-month rise since November 2009. This weakness is partly attributable to a peak in August 2017 from which the index declined in following months. For this reason the 12-month rise is likely to accelerate in the months ahead. August 2018 indexes were down from a year earlier in Toronto (3.3%), Hamilton (0.7%), Calgary (0.5%) and Edmonton (0.3%). They were up from a year earlier in Winnipeg (1.3%), Quebec City (1.4%), Halifax (4.6%), Montreal (4.8%), Victoria (5.0%), Ottawa-Gatineau (5.2%) and Vancouver (7.6%).
Besides the Toronto and Hamilton indexes included in the composite index, indexes exist for the seven other urban areas of the Golden Horseshoe. In July, two of these, Barrie and Oshawa, were, like Toronto and Hamilton, below their peaks of Q3 2017. Indexes not included in the composite index also exist for seven markets outside the Golden Horseshoe, five of them in Ontario and two in B.C. The 12-month rise of these indexes varied widely, from 1.5% for Sudbury to 14.3% for Abbotsford-Mission.
 Note on methodology: The current-month data used to calculate the index are those of closed sales entered in the provincial land registry. To illustrate the home price trend, the published indexes of the 11 metropolitan markets entering into the TeranetNational Bank Composite House Price Index present moving averages of the last three months of raw indexes, a procedure that evens out month-to-month fluctuations. For our full methodology, please visit www.housepriceindex.ca
Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 ½ per cent
The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per cent.
CPI inflation moved up to 3 per cent in July. This was higher than expected, in large part because of a jump in the airfare component of the consumer price index. The Bank expects CPI inflation to move back towards 2 per cent in early 2019, as the effects of past increases in gasoline prices dissipate. The Banks core measures of inflation remain firmly around 2 per cent, consistent with an economy that has been operating near capacity for some time. Wage growth remains moderate.
Recent data on the global economy have been consistent with the Banks July Monetary Policy Report (MPR) projections. The US economy is particularly robust, with strong consumer spending and business investment. Elevated trade tensions remain a key risk to the global outlook and are pulling some commodity prices lower. Meanwhile, financial stresses have intensified in certain emerging market economies, but with limited spillovers to other countries.
The Canadian economy is evolving closely in line with the Banks July projection for growth to average near potential. Following growth of 1.4 per cent in the first quarter, GDP rebounded by 2.9 per cent in the second quarter, as the Bank had forecast. GDP growth is expected to slow temporarily in the third quarter, mainly because of further fluctuations in energy production and exports.
While uncertainty about trade policies continues to weigh on businesses, the rotation of demand towards business investment and exports is proceeding. Despite choppiness in the data, both business investment and exports have been growing solidly for several quarters. Meanwhile, activity in the housing market is beginning to stabilize as households adjust to higher interest rates and changes in housing policies. Continuing gains in employment and labour income are helping to support consumption. As past interest rate increases work their way through the economy, credit growth has moderated and the household debt-to-income ratio is beginning to edge down.
Recent data reinforce Governing Councils assessment that higher interest rates will be warranted to achieve the inflation target. We will continue to take a gradual approach, guided by incoming data. In particular, the Bank continues to gauge the economys reaction to higher interest rates. The Bank is also monitoring closely the course of NAFTA negotiations and other trade policy developments, and their impact on the inflation outlook.
The next scheduled date for announcing the overnight rate target is October 24, 2018. 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.