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Author Archives: Sandra Lastovic

Supply and Demand: The best time to buy a house is sooner than later

Supply and Demand: The best time to buy a house is sooner than later

Supply and Demand: The best time to buy a house is sooner than later: Supply and demand is a challenge for 2018. Over the years, history has shown that demand for new houses usually exceeds available supply. That’s why houses continue to rise in cost. Consequently, ‘now’ is usually the best time to buy. Talk to us, and let us show you how you can afford that new home sooner than later.

 

Call me or email me if you have any questions! We love helping people with technically-supported honest mortgage advice!

© Sandra Lastovic is the Principal Broker with the Mortgage Centre in Guelph. With over 15 years’ experience and holds a M.Sc. from the University of Guelph. She was recently ranked at the top 75 agents in Canada by The Canadian Mortgage Professionals annual survey and 2017 Most Influential Women in the Mortgage Industry. She can be reached at 519-763-3900 x1001 or www.skipthebank.ca™


Consolidate: Staying within budget when debts exceed monthly income

Consolidate: Staying within budget when debts exceed monthly income

  Staying within budget when debts exceed monthly income: By consolidating your monthly debts into your mortgage, you can manage your budget and get control of spending. Let us review your situation together, and show you how consolidating can be possible. Call me or email me if you have any questions! We love helping people with… Read More

Bank of Canada influences on mortgage rates

Bank of Canada influences on mortgage rates

A few other things to consider: Bank of Canada big picture influences on mortgage rates 1. Although the unemployment rate is at historical lows, the number of people looking for jobs is lower and wage growth is running at 2.7 per cent annually, which is below the 3.0 percent that has been consistent when there’s no… Read More

Hiring for Mortgage Underwriter

Hiring for Mortgage Underwriter

  Are you looking for the opportunity to work at a fast-paced office that helps people with their home-finances? The Mortgage Centre (CRS Inc.) has been rated as one of the best brokerage houses in Canada and the local area. This established family business has a long history of serving a diversity of people. Our… Read More

What to do with your mortgage given the rate increase by the Bank of Canada

What to do with your mortgage given the rate increase by the Bank of Canada

What to do with your mortgage given the recent rate hike by the Bank of Canada? We were expecting the Bank of Canada (BofC) to increase its overnight lending rate which has affected most of the different banks’ prime rates. This rate increase occurred a few days ago and will have a direct impact on your… Read More

Locking In Your Mortgage Rate

Locking In Your Mortgage Rate

  Locking In Your Mortgage Rate: A homeowner can change from a variable-interest-rate mortgage to a fixed-interest-rate mortgage without paying a penalty. Most lenders look at a five-year term on a fixed-rate mortgage. The trick is to determine what the new fixed-interest rate will be and when to make the switch. How to determine what factors… Read More