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Winnipeg Mortgage and Homebuyers Guide (DOWNLOAD)

Winnipeg Mortgage and Homebuyers Guide (DOWNLOAD)

February 27, 2020 | Posted by: Ron Chan

Hot off the presses! My new guide to help you understand the ins and outs of mortgage financing. In this guide we'll discuss topics such as: Getting Pre-Approved and determining your purchasing ... [read more]

Mortgage Stress Test Canada - 2020 Changes Good for New Buyers

Mortgage Stress Test Canada - 2020 Changes Good for New Buyers

February 25, 2020 | Posted by: Ron Chan

This month (February 2020) the Canadian government announced changes to the stress test rate for insured mortgages. Given a lack of experience in the market, new buyers may not know what this means. ... [read more]

Mortgage Broker vs Direct Bank / Lender in Winnipeg

Mortgage Broker vs Direct Bank / Lender in Winnipeg

February 19, 2020 | Posted by: Ron Chan

There are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to buying your first home, but perhaps the most important one is in regards to whether you should go directly to a lender or secure the services of ... [read more]

Winnipeg Real Estate News Updates - Winter 2020

Winnipeg Real Estate News Updates - Winter 2020

February 3, 2020 | Posted by: Ron Chan

We’re over a month into 2020 which means it’s time for another update regarding mortgage rates and real estate in Canada, especially as it applies to our neck of the woods - Winnipeg. Th ... [read more]

Mortgage Broker or Real Estate Agent / Realtor First?

Mortgage Broker or Real Estate Agent / Realtor First?

January 28, 2020 | Posted by: Ron Chan

Most first time homebuyers know that connecting to a mortgage broker and Realtor (or real estate agent) is a necessary place to begin the purchase process, but there is some confusion regarding the ... [read more]

Practical Mortgage Tips for Newlyweds

Practical Mortgage Tips for Newlyweds

January 22, 2020 | Posted by: Ron Chan

We feel a bit guilty about penning a recent article about getting a mortgage when in the middle of a marriage separation, with Valentine’s Day just three weeks away. To make up for it, we&rsqu ... [read more]

How to Get Money for Mortgage Down Payment - 6 Other Ways

How to Get Money for Mortgage Down Payment - 6 Other Ways

January 14, 2020 | Posted by: Ron Chan

There’s more (much more) where this came from… Even with good credit, getting the cash together for a downpayment on a mortgage is the biggest obstacle. There are countless of tips out ... [read more]

Getting a Mortgage When Separated - 5 Helpful Tips

Getting a Mortgage When Separated - 5 Helpful Tips

January 8, 2020 | Posted by: Ron Chan

A marriage separation can be a trying time, but when you add another life-changing event such as a mortgage to the mix it becomes a lot more daunting. Should you proceed, wait, or abandon the prospe ... [read more]

Mortgage Predictions 2020 - For First Time Buyers in Winnipeg

Mortgage Predictions 2020 - For First Time Buyers in Winnipeg

December 28, 2019 | Posted by: Ron Chan

The new year is upon us and all over the greater Winnipeg area prospective buyers are wondering what’s to come before they pull the trigger on new mortgage. Today, we have a few key prediction ... [read more]

DIY Mortgage - Why a Do It Yourself Mortgage is a Bad Idea

DIY Mortgage - Why a Do It Yourself Mortgage is a Bad Idea

December 18, 2019 | Posted by: Ron Chan

It’s not this simple… For starters, let’s not confuse a do-it-yourself (DIY) mortgage scenario with DIY mortgage calculators. You can absolutely manage that part on your own, and ... [read more]

Ron Chan
Ron Chan
Winnipeg, Mortgage Specialist
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