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First home buyers in front of their new house

Thoughts of a first home buyer

Buying your first home is a huge step – one that a lot of people aren’t sure they’re ready to take, or if it’s even within reach. We spoke to a recent first home buyer for his thoughts on the steps he took to reach this goal. When you really became serious about buying a…

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Setting a home loan balance goal for the New Year

I’ve been a mortgage broker for nearly 16 years now. Each year, like clock work, we see articles around January about how people should be saving more on their home loan mortgages interest rates. It’s the same over and over again! Don’t get me wrong – this is definitely important – but why do we…

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Budget Friendly Christmas Party Tips

COVID Christmas Savings Part 2: Party Tips

It’s called the silly season for a reason – but how much can you spend on fun this year? We’d say the answer is “whatever’s left after everything else is paid for,” but some may not be so confident in their ability to reign in the spending when it comes to Christmas season partying. So…

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Budget Friendly Christmas Tips

COVID Christmas Savings Tips Part 1: Gifts

What a year it has been, and with Christmas just around the corner it’s a great idea to start thinking about a plan for Christmas. Given the year we’ve had it can seem a daunting experience, and many of us don’t want to let our loved ones down due to the constraints of our budget.…

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