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Chantal La Duke Mortgage Agent

Chantal La Duke

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Many people find mortgages, and the mortgage process, intimidating.  It doesn’t have to be that way!

 

Take the sting out of your next mortgage by choosing work with a licensed mortgage professional.  As a licensed and experienced Mortgage Agent, I welcome the opportunity to assist you in preparing your application and ensuring it is presented to the right lenders for your situation.  Licensed mortgage professionals have access to Canada’s largest banks, credit unions, trust companies, and financial institutions – giving clients a range of choices and access to hundreds of mortgage products.  I take great pride in working closely with my clients to develop a relationship built on trust, allowing you the confidence and security of knowing you are getting the best financing based on your unique situation.  You're not just a number, so why should you be treated like one?

 

As specialists in refinancing, consolidation, and second mortgages, our brokerage is in the business of getting your life back on track!  So if you're falling behind on payments, concerned about your future, or unsure about your financial situation, there is a solution and I can help.  Whether you are self-employed or an employee, full time or part time, purchasing your first home, taking equity from your home for investment, renovations, or pleasure, or your existing mortgage is simply due for renewal, I encourage you to contact me.  It would be my pleasure to assist you to make an educated financing decision with professional, unbiased advice.

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Canadian home sales activity strengthens in July

Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were up from June to July 2018. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.9% from June to July. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 1.3% from July 2017. The number of newly listed homes edged down 1.2% from June to July. The MLS Home Price Index (HPI) in July was up 2.1% year-over-year (y-o-y). The national average sale price edged up 1% y-o-y. National home sales via Canadian MLS Systems rose 1.9% in July 2018, building on increases in each of the two previous months but still running below levels recorded from mid-2013 to the end of last year. Led by the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), more than half of all local housing markets reported an increase sales activity from June to July. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 1.3% y-o-y. The result reflects fewer sales in major urban centres in British Columbia and an offsetting improvement in activity in the GTA. This years new stress-test on mortgage applicants continues to weigh on home sales but its effect may be starting to fade slightly in Toronto and nearby markets, said CREA President Barb Sukkau. The degree to which the stress-test continues to sideline home buyers varies depending on location, housing type and price range. All real estate is local, and REALTORSremain your best source for information about sales and listings where you live or might like to in the future, said Sukkau. Improving national home sales activity in recent months obscures significant differences in regional trends for home sales and prices, said Gregory Klump, CREAs Chief Economist. Regardless, rising interest rates and this years stress test on mortgage applicants will likely prove to be difficult hurdles to overcome for many would-be first time and move-up homebuyers, heading into the second half of the year and beyond.

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