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Category Archives: Debt Management

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 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

 


 

 

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

How To Budget For Variable-rate Mortgage Payments

How To Budget For Variable-rate Mortgage Payments

  How to budget for variable-rate mortgage payments: With a variable-interest-rate mortgage some lending institutions say that the same amount can be paid each month should a homeowner switch to a fixed-interest-rate mortgage. In the long term, less of the monthly payment goes toward paying down the principal. We can help a homeowner budget for a… Read More

Paying Your Variable-rate Mortgage Like a Fixed-rate Mortgage

Paying Your Variable-rate Mortgage Like a Fixed-rate Mortgage

  Paying Your Variable-rate Mortgage Like a Fixed-rate Mortgage. When and why you should pay off your variable-interest-rate mortgage: Very often the variable-interest-rate mortgage is less than a fixed-rate mortgage. If you pay off your variable-interest-rate mortgage, you will have saved more money than if you had a fixed-interest-rate mortgage. We can help a homeowner… Read More

Debt Consolidation Plan

When should you consider consolidating your debt with your mortgage and why?

  If you are unable to pay off your debts each month and your total debt exceeds $5000. Interest rates and how they are calculated vary widely. Interest on a mortgage is calculated twice a year A Line of Credit loan is calculated monthly and usually carries a higher interest rate Credit cards are calculated… Read More

Why use a local mortgage broker in Guelph instead of an on-line brokerage?

Why use a local mortgage broker in Guelph instead of an on-line brokerage?

  Why use a local mortgage broker in Guelph instead of an on-line brokerage? There are so many mortgage options available on-line, but why use a local mortgage broker in the Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge instead of going on-line? That’s because they’ll understand the local housing market conditions which have a significant impact on your mortgage financing.… Read More

Debt Consolidation Plan

When should you consider consolidating your debt with your mortgage and why?

  If you are unable to pay off your debts each month and your total debt exceeds $5000. Interest rates and how they are calculated vary widely. Interest on a mortgage is calculated twice a year A Line of Credit loan is calculated monthly and usually carries a higher interest rate Credit cards are calculated… Read More

Banking Regulator sees potential risks; Current home values are stabilizing in most regions

Banking Regulator sees potential risks; Current home values are stabilizing in most regions

    Banking regulator sees potential risks in high home prices, debt loads. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is set to finalize changes to residential lending guidelines (B-20) by the end of this month. They are proposing changes that will see a ‘stress test’ applied to those borrowers buying a home… Read More