Bonus: Drop Everything and Go Exploring

Reblogged from The Huffington Post Canada

 

Sure, it’s a bit rainy in B.C. these days, and we grumble about the cost of living here. But take a few minutes to sit back and take in this majestic new video from Destination B.C., the province’s tourism agency.

It makes us want to bolt out of the office to climb a glacier, hike through a forest, and hug a spirit bear. (Uh, or maybe just try to spot one.)

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Mortgage Penalties

Mortgage Penalties

Today I am here to chat about mortgage penalties. Why I’m getting a lot more questions about mortgage penalties from clients in the past couple of months? What is the normal mortgage penalty range you could expect? Also, will it be worth it for you to cancel your current mortgage, pay the penalty, and get something at today’s lower rate?

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You’re Invited – Upcoming Meetup: Financial Planning

Today I’m here to invite you for our next upcoming meetup. We are going to be meeting up on November 17th in Burnaby, BC.

We’re going to be chatting about financial planning. This has always been an interesting topic for us. We’ve got a great guest speaker lined up and we’ll share with you those details if you go to meetup page. Continue reading →

Bank of Canada Benchmark Rate Drop!

SMP: Theresa’s Soap Box – Bank of Canada Benchmark Rate Drop

Welcome to the Sutton Member Program booth at the Sutton National Conference in Las Vegas at The Mirage!

I just wanted to invite you here and give you a glimpse of what we’re doing with Finder Financial Services. We’ll put clips of the different booths that are going on. There’s lots of fun to be had and it’s really quite interesting! Continue reading →

What Are the Risks of Co-signing?

SMP: Theresa’s Soap Box – What are the risks of co-signing?

Today I’m here to talk about what are the risks co-signing or acting as a guarantor for someone on their loan. Whether it’s a car loan, mortgage, or anything in between, there are some real risks that I wanted to address. Continue reading →

RRSP Home Buyer Plan Credit

SMP: Theresa’s Soap Box: RRSP home buyer plan credit

Today we are here to talk about the RRSP home buyer plan credit that you can apply for. If you are looking for a property, it’s your first time buying a house, or you’ve owned a house in the past and you’re waiting to see how long you have to wait until you can use these credits again. Continue reading →

Home Inspections and Appraisals

SMP: Theresa’s Soap Box: Home Inspections and Appraisals

Today I’m here to chat about a question I received from a client recently: how do home inspection and appraisal relate to a mortgage? Are they required, can you skip one if you have the other…basically, what’s involved there?

Home inspection:

Home inspection is pretty self explanatory. This is when you hire a licensed inspector to assess the property. Continue reading →

You?re Invited ? Upcoming Meetup: First Time Home Buyer

SMP: Theresa’s Soap Box – Meetup! You’re Invited: Thursday, September 15, 2011

Today I am here to invite you to our next meet-up. We’re coming up to September 15, which is our next meet-up date.

We will be chatting about the first time home buyer process. As you know in the past, we’ve been chatting about things like leaky condos, condominium developments, landlord highs and lows if you are buying a place to rent out. A lot of the topics were more for people who are already in the home buying market, people who are already searching for a property. Continue reading →