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10 Steps to Home

10 Steps to Home

June 3, 2019 | Posted by: Chad & Patty Southwell

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6 reasons to work with an expert on your mortgage renewal

6 reasons to work with an expert on your mortgage renewal

January 30, 2019 | Posted by: Chad & Patty Southwell

Given the large financial commitment of a mortgage, it's surprising that so many homeowners sleepwalk through the mortgage renewal process and don't look at all their options in the marketplace. Many ... [read more]

10 expert tips on saving money for a down payment

10 expert tips on saving money for a down payment

October 9, 2018 | Posted by: Chad & Patty Southwell

These days, saving money for a down payment is no easy feat. In the United States, it takes an average of six-and-a-half years to save for a 20 percent down payment. In San Jose, the country’s m ... [read more]

3 tools to help manage your finances

3 tools to help manage your finances

October 2, 2018 | Posted by: Chad & Patty Southwell

There's a steady stream of news ringing alarm bells about our nation's debt problem. Some debt is necessary but how much is too much? If your debt is stressing you out, it's time to make a change. ... [read more]

What’s a monoline lender and how is it different from a bank?

What’s a monoline lender and how is it different from a bank?

May 30, 2018 | Posted by: Chad & Patty Southwell

I’m often asked about monoline lenders - who are they, what benefits do they offer, and how do you get access to a monoline lender anyway? Good questions. “Mono” means “one&rd ... [read more]

How 'bad clients' screw themselves

How 'bad clients' screw themselves

April 4, 2018 | Posted by: Chad & Patty Southwell

As professionals we are accountable for every aspect of the transaction with our clients. Sometimes...rarely, a client can get in their own way and botch up their mortgage. To most, doing the ri ... [read more]

Mortgage Payment Life Hack

Mortgage Payment Life Hack

April 4, 2018 | Posted by: Chad & Patty Southwell

Budgeting in the age of interact is a nightmare. How do you balance your books when your account is a revolving door for everything from groceries to movies to mortgage payments? Here's th ... [read more]

Make more money in 2 minutes

Make more money in 2 minutes

April 4, 2018 | Posted by: Chad & Patty Southwell

How can I have more? Do less. What do I mean by that? Every new year's resolution includes a list of things you thing you need to add to your life to improve yourself. The reality is self improv ... [read more]

How to cope with financial anxiety

How to cope with financial anxiety

April 4, 2018 | Posted by: Chad & Patty Southwell

Are you feeling stressed about your finances? Anxiety is the most common mental disorder in Canada with over 3 million people suffering.  Money is the king of triggers. A national survey conduc ... [read more]

Ten mortgage tips you won't get from your bank

Ten mortgage tips you won't get from your bank

January 3, 2018 | Posted by: Chad & Patty Southwell

  More new mortgage rules come into effect January 1, which will make it trickier to negotiate a mortgage for many Canadians. But with a little expert advice, I can help ensure you have a happy ... [read more]

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