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Should You Go Fixed or Go Variable?

Should You Go Fixed or Go Variable?

  |Source: Mortgage Architects It is typically one of the first questions someone asks when talking about your mortgage: What’s your rate? While everyone can recall their rate off the top of their head, it tends to be the only detail of the mortgage they can remember....
Understanding Your Credit Report

Understanding Your Credit Report

What is a credit report and why is it important to know about it? Well, if you earn your income in cash and only spend pure cash, you would not need to worry about it. But it is not the case of most of us since we do lease or finance our cars, apply for a mortgage...
To Defer or Not to Defer

To Defer or Not to Defer

April 2020|Source: Mortgage Architects With Canada’s major Mortgage Finance Companies (MFC’s) and all six big banks offering mortgage deferrals of up to 6 months, as well as case-by-case options from credit unions, one of the major questions currently...
Tax deadline extended due to COVID-19 crisis

Tax deadline extended due to COVID-19 crisis

Jackie DunhamCTVNews.ca Staff Writer @JaclynLDunham  Contact Published Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:02PM EDT   TORONTO — The federal government is giving Canadians more time to file and pay their taxes this year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. On...
10 Tips For Winterizing Your Home

10 Tips For Winterizing Your Home

      With the first little bit of snow this morning, it seems like an appropriate time to provide you with my top 10 tips for winterizing your home. We all wait until the last minute but why not give yourself a head start this year? Test smoke...
Three D’s of tax planning

Three D’s of tax planning

By Jim Yih Last Updated: January 8, 2020 Tax planning must include strategies to deduct, defer and divide. The concept of effective tax planning can have a different meaning and emphasis depending upon your personal circumstances. Add in the fact that governments...
Why you would use a Broker?

Why you would use a Broker?

The broker works for you. The bank doesn’t. The right mortgage is a critical factor determining long-term savings. The value of a professional mortgage broker comes from having someone who objectively works for you and is not limited to mortgage product offerings from...
Accounting Checklist for new Entrepreneur

Accounting Checklist for new Entrepreneur

If you are starting a new business, we heartily congratulate you! At Black Box, we sincerely believe that the entrepreneurs are pillars of economy and nation. And we are ready to support them in nation building. Starting a new business has lots of exciting milestones...
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe.  Where for Mortgage do I go?

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe. Where for Mortgage do I go?

I’m biased but I also happen to like choices.  As a consequence, I feel that the following article is pertinent for those contemplating their next mortgage. Mortgage brokers vs. banks: the pros and cons, By Tracy Hanes ~ Special to the Star I will also add that...