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.
Scotiabank: Why Canada needs to focus on ways to encourage more home building
The recent run-up in housing prices, and the attendant worries about affordability and accessibility, have many stakeholders scrambling to find quick solutions. While understandable, those approaches are likely to have only minimal impacts on Canadas housing situation and its consequences for people looking for a reasonably priced place to live. Focusing on interest rate policy or macroprudential instruments, such as stricter mortgage stress tests, draws attention away from the underlying cause of the problem: the inability of supply to meet demand. Put simply, this country doesnt build enough housing. We should not be surprised by this. Canada has increased immigration dramatically in recent years to tremendous benefit to the economy, but we failed to pro-actively address the housing challenges the consequent population boom was sure to bring. Policy efforts must focus far more on anticipatory, collaborative, multistakeholder and very specific solutions to the housing situation rather than on the short-term and ultimately ineffective macroprudential Band-Aids applied in recent years. Scotiabank Economics is publishing research this week looking at the increase in Canadas housing stock relative to the increase in population over the past several years to get a sense of how effective we have been in creating new units. The numbers are not encouraging. One way to look at it is by using the ratio of new housing to population growth. By that measure, construction has been well below its historical average since mid-2017. That is perhaps not surprising, given that Canada has seen an immigration-fuelled population boom since 2015. In the three years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, population grew nearly twice as fast as new housing units were being built. That ratio improved somewhat with the COVID-related stall in immigration, but it is likely to reverse course once immigration returns to planned levels.
Dan Rees is group head, Canadian banking at the Bank of Nova Scotia. Jean-Franois Perrault is Scotiabanks chief economist
Two-thirds of Canadians were asset resilient in the year prior to the pandemic
Just over two-thirds (67.1%) of Canadians were asset resilient for at least three months in 2019, up from 63.6% in 1999.
Over these two decades, several factors contributed to the overall rate of asset resilience. For one thing, Canadians held more liquid assets at the end of the period. Median person-adjusted household liquid assets rose from $6,300 in 1999 to $10,700 in 2019. Canadians were also slightly older, on averagethe median age of Canadians increased from 36.4 years to 40.8 years. Family income has also been rising since 1999, and asset resilience is associated with higher income. The median person-adjusted, household after-tax income of Canadians increased by one-third (+34.9%), rising from $37,300 in 1999 to $50,300 in 2019, while the share of Canadians below the LIM-AT edged down from 12.4% to 12.1%.