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How to Relocate in Real Estate

How to Relocate in Real EstatePosted by Mariah Johnston on September 16, 2020
Today we talk about a hot topic, relocation. We talk investments, personal strategies, why you would want to relocate, and how to relocate so tune in and enjoy!   ps. Check it out--I am mention...

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Everything to do With Residential Lending

Everything to do With Residential Lending Posted by Mariah Johnston on September 9, 2020
The team at Thrive has done it again! Great podcast to listen into about income for residential lending. I've got this one bookmarked!       ...

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Can my first home purchase be an Investment Property?

Posted by Mariah Johnston on September 2, 2020
Can your first home be an investment property? The answer: YES!    ...

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Mortgage Minute: Offset vs. Adback

Mortgage Minute: Offset vs. Adback Posted by Mariah Johnston on August 25, 2020
Wondering what the difference is between an offset and an Adback? Check out this one minute video from my mortgage partner THRIVE to find out!       ...

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What does the Stress Test Change Mean for Me?

What does the Stress Test Change Mean for Me? Posted by Mariah Johnston on August 19, 2020
What does the new stress test rate drop mean for you? I grabbed a great video from my friends at Thrive Mortgage company to give you the scoop!    ...

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Is now the best time to refinance investment properties?

Is now the best time to refinance investment properties? Posted by Mariah Johnston on August 5, 2020
Another topic coming around lately is interest rates. When interest rates drop we get questions about refinancing and restructuring. This leads us to today's topic. We look at refinancing and restruct...

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What's Making Headlines in the Mortgage World?

WhatPosted by Mariah Johnston on July 28, 2020
  OK! So, you know things are MOVING, Rates are LOW and CMHC made a change...so what does it all mean??? watch the video ABOVE ☝️and head on over to THRIVE's website if you have any questi...

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Can I get a Mortgage with 5% Down?

Posted by Mariah Johnston on July 23, 2020
It's a question I get asked often as a realtor: Can I purchase a home with only 5% down? It's a simple question, but with all the stress-testing rules, mortgage changes and more it can be really confu...

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What's the best payment type for my mortgage?

WhatPosted by Mariah Johnston on July 7, 2020
Do you know about the different payment types? 🤔 There's bi-weekly, monthly, weekly, accelerated, or more... Which is best for you? Our mortgage partners at Thrive Mortgage company share with you t...

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Can You Buy a Property With Rental Income?

Posted by Mariah Johnston on July 2, 2020
Friends, I am a BIG fan of real estate investing and the freedom it can allow you! My friends at Thrive Mortgage Co. Put together a great video detailing how you can purchase a home using rental incom...

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How to get pre-approved for a mortgage

Posted by Mariah Johnston on June 24, 2020
Our mortgage partners from Thrive Mortgage Co. give you a detailed look at what you need to do to get a pre-approval secured (this is especially important right now with the CMHC changes coming into e...

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What do I do with my Property Taxes this year?

What do I do with my Property Taxes this year? Posted by Mariah Johnston on June 16, 2020
My Mortgage Partners from THRIVE MORTGAGE CO. Share some insightful advice on what you need to do with your property tax notice!       ...

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Mortgage Market Update for You!

Mortgage Market Update for You! Posted by Mariah Johnston on June 10, 2020
NEW FROM OUR MORTGAGE PARTNER THRIVE MORTGAGE COMPANY CMHC does it AGAIN!! Here is the latest news on what changes CMHC made this past week....     WHAT DO THESE CMHC CHANGES MEAN FO...

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Are you a First Time Home Buyer? You need to read this!

Are you a First Time Home Buyer? You need to read this! Posted by Mariah Johnston on June 4, 2020
WHAT INCENTIVES DO YOU GET AS A FIRST TIME HOME BUYER?  Are you a first-time homebuyer?? Then you need to watch this video!  Alex McFadyen from Thrive Mortgage Company explains some of the ...

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