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13
Feb

How to Buy & Sell a Home at the same time.

How to buy & sell a home at the same time October 2nd, 2014 by Mortgage Girl 10 tips for smoothly navigating two home transactions You own a home now, but it’s time to make a change. If you’re moving up or downsizing, you probably have questions about how it all works. That is, the logistics of buying another home

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28
Jan

Update on Interest Rates

In response to the Bank of Canada’s drop in the overnight rate, banks have finally lowered their prime rates. However they did not pass on the full quarter point. They have reduced their prime by .15% to 2.85%.  This is the first time ever that Canada’s official prime will have changed by less than 1/4%. At least back to 1935

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6
Aug

New Services Now Offered at Invis West Coast Mortgages

We are excited to announce that we are now able to offer the services of a life insurance agent here at Invis West Coast Mortgages. Some of the products offered are: life insurance, disbility insurance, personal accident insurance, critical illness coverage, cancer guard, extended health benefits, group benefits, travel insurance, overhead expense, business succession planning, tfsa, segregated funds and estate

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27
Jun

Travel Tips: Vacationing with your dog

It’s that time of year when we pack up the kids and the car and head out on the road. While taking your dog on vacation can be great fun, it can also pose some challenges. With a little pre-planning, you should be able to pack up your pooch and hit the road! – Look for accomodations that are pet

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6
Jun

So, what’s new?

Not only does life not stand still…sometimes if feels a bit like a rollercoaster. Our schedules change, our needs change, and even our goals can change. Success and even happiness are often moving targets. And that’s why we should take time to have a chat and have a review of your mortgage. A review may show that everything is working

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27
May

Five Tips for “Financial Fitness”:

When the time is right for you to buy a home, make sure you are financially fit and eligible for the best possible mortgage rates. Here are five tips to boost your “financial fitness”: 1. Whip it. Whip your credit rating into shape: pay your bills on time…every time. Keep your oldest credit card for it’s history, and make sure

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23
May

Renovation Sink or Swim

Did you know you can purchase that fixer upper home and bundle in the funds required to do the improvements? You can turn that fixer upper into your dream home without having to either run up your credit cards to do it or wait (perhaps a long time) to save up the money to it. The “as-improved” value is used

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9
May

Made a decision to purchase a home? Now what?

Getting your home in 5 easy steps 1.      Meet with your Mortgage Broker This important first step is where we get to know you, not just your plans for your new home, but also your goals for the future. We can also offer advice on boosting your credit rating so you are eligible for the best possible mortgage rate, and

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25
Apr

Bulletin from CMHC.

Effective May 30/14, CMHC is discontinuing its Second Home and Self Employed Without Third Party Income Validation mortgage insurance products. Self Employed clients can still qualify for a 5% down payment mortgage with validation of their income using traditional methods. If you are considering a home purchase using one of these products, call us!  More information to come!

1
Apr

Hanne’s Hope Spring Fling, MS Fundraiser

Your West Coast Marketing Group is having a fundraiser for MS on Tuesday April 8th at the Best Western Hotel.  Karen Ewing of our office at Invis West Coast is sponsoring the event.  This is a lady’s only fundraiser.  There will be vendors that will be of interest to the ladies in attendance. In addition there will be games, trivia

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