Entries by Ali Jaffery

First Time Buyer Plan

Navigating the world of Canadian home buying Step 1: Figure out how much you can afford. Falling in love with a house you can’t afford can be heartbreaking. Avoid disappointment by figuring out your budget before you start looking. – First, decide how much you can afford for your down payment. The Home Buyers Plan […]

2 Out of 3 Do Not shop at Renewal

Every now and then we see a mortgage stat that’s a jaw-dropper. This finding from Manulife Bank is one of them. It suggests there are a lot more people with money to burn than one might expect. Manulife recently surveyed 1,000 Canadian homeowners between the ages of 30 to 59. Among respondents with a mortgage, […]