Debt Settlement

Li Wei (John) and Wang Fang (Grace) held their heads high as they entered our meeting to discuss their situation. See they were living the Canadian dream (or the one they saw other Chinese immigrants enjoying). New imported cars, an expansive palatial spread in Markham’s Rouge River Estates neighborhood and private school for their young
So this is not going to be your typical post! No I am going to give you some of the inside scoop into what happens behind the wizard’s curtain in the mortgage business. The competition won’t like it because your ignorance is their financial benefit. Read on to save money on your Toronto Private Mortgage
Would you be surprised to learn that a private mortgage can be a great benefit to a mortgage borrower? I am not even just talking about the monthly improvement in cashflow from consolidating higher interest debts. There are powerful reasons to consider the role of a private mortgage as a tool in your borrowing options.
It almost seems these days that the options for borrowing money are endless. Everyone from your local bank to the pawn shop on the corner is offering you money at all kinds of different interest rates and repayment terms. Is it any wonder then that a surprising amount of Barrie residents are confused when they
Your credit sucks with a capital S! There are no ifs, ands, or buts on this point. Life has kicked you around and left you with bruises of the credit kind and it hurts. All of a sudden you seem to hear radio ads galore tempting with an easy out – a “quick” and “easy”
So you had to file for a bankruptcy or consumer proposal and were wondering how to get back into owning a home. Here are some of the basics in order to assist you in getting this accomplished. What Does It Take To Qualify For Mortgage Post Bankruptcy Just a quick caveat – mortgage lending can
I get many a call lately from people who were turned down by their bank. The call goes something like this. What kind of interest rate can I get for a private loan in Barrie? This is a great question however it is not easily answered without a number of other questions being answered first.
There are few things in life that create stress like financial pressures! Sleep is elusive, relationships strained, it is enough to cause you physical ailments. We all appreciate the people in our lives who assist us with getting clarity around our most important areas of life. As part of a great Ontario Mortgage Brokerage I
When was the last time your bank did something quickly for you? I know – you are scratching your head right now. The temptation is to either wait out the endless drag before they let you down by declining your loan application. Or worse – the time it takes causes your situation to worsen and
It was a horrible place to find themselves in. The debt had been manageable up until the fall and then “Sherry” got her hours reduced. When more month than money became too unbearable they reached out to their local Bankruptcy Trustee. This led to a consumer proposal and short term relief from the family’s financial
Well we are at it again! Canadians are carrying more unsecured consumer debt than ever before. We are just doing it with a little more finesse. I translate that to less dollars per month to pay for more borrowed dollars. A dangerous long term combination for those who can’t foresee how they are going to
It can be argued back and forth about what the best feeling is in the world. A common favorite though is  – relief. The dictionary defines relief as – a pleasant and relaxed feeling that someone has when something unpleasant stops. This is also a very common feeling for my clients when we successfully restructure
If only life could be like the movies of our youth. Mom and Dad never fight and the conversations around the dinner table are about weekend plans instead of unpaid bills. Alas reality can be far from rosy. The details of your dinner time conversations are your own however they can be improved in short
When you need a significant amount of money in a pinch – what do you do? The bank somehow can smell your need and kindly shows you the door. Your pride is not going to allow asking family or friends for help because you can do this. So what are the options? Barrie Private Loan
Ever wonder what happened to your friend who lost his job? How about the neighbor down the road who lost their spouse to cancer? Life keeps going after these tough circumstances. In picking up the pieces there are times when you need money now – not next week and the options are few at times.
When a Barrie resident finds themselves in a situation where their debts have become overwhelming there are very few real options to improve their lot. You will find claims everywhere of ways to cut your debts and be able to pay back pennies on the dollar of what you owe. Don’t believe it! There is
A most tired refrain echos through my office these days. It goes something like this – My husband and I got into financial trouble and the bankruptcy trustee strongly suggested we file a consumer proposal. The reason it brings a fatigued look to my face is that in most cases it is not necessary. In
We tend to think small when we consider our own personal financial problems. What I mean is that we consider the small and confined pre-determined options that the banks have made popular as our only potential solutions. Funny when the information age has presented all sorts of new methods to solve financial problems. Online crowdfunding
I know, I know – interest only loans are dangerous to the Canadian public. Or so we have been led to believe by the government and mainstream media and there are concerns that are legitimate. However would you be surprised to learn that there are many cases where a short term interest only loan was
Sometimes not getting a timely liquid injection into your business is ultimately the biggest financial mistake a traditional business can make. The cost of delaying investment in talent, infrastructure, or missed seasonal sales can mean the difference in being in business this time next year or not. So was the case with ‘Arthur’ – a
Life threw you a curve ball and you struck out! Now what? Do you lay down and let the bank take your home? Allow the bankruptcy trustee to guilt you into a consumer proposal? NO! The way to stave off financial ruin is to get an emergency mortgage and get your life back on track!
Your credit sucks with a capital S! There are no ifs, ands, or buts on this point. Life has kicked you around and left you with bruises of the credit kind and it hurts. All of a sudden you seem to hear radio ads galore tempting with an easy out – a “quick” and “easy”
Canadians are very comfortable carrying consumer debt. So much so that recently we set new highs. But what happens when that bump in the road comes along and we start being unable to make those minimum payments? Considering consolidation should not be a last resort as the media has shamed us into thinking. Here are
We all hate debt! But the fact of the matter is that Canadians are more indebted than ever in our history. So we all know that the debt problem isn’t going away any time soon. The real question is what am I going to do about it? We have been overwhelmed with advertisements for mortgages
I want to give you a behind the scenes peek into what happens when we help you get free from the debt that keeps you up at night. No slick sales gimmicks – just a first hand view of how folks just like you got relief. Here is the raw-uncut account of how ‘Gurjit and
Four years in a row has consumer debt reduction been the #1 financial resolution for Canadians. This according to a poll conducted for CIBC. The fact that there is no positive change here begs the question: What are we doing wrong? If we can’t clarify the reasons – we won’t be able to make the
So you have bruised credit and do not have a lot of time to address the issues. Here are five – count em’ – five quick changes you can make today to improve your credit immediately. Stop Fighting Your Phone Company This is the most common reason why many Ontario residents have damaged credit. Rogers
A home equity loan in simple terms is when you borrow an amount of money that is part of the marketable value of your property. This is secured against the home itself which provides lower interest rates and flexible repayment terms. What is not so simple today is the form that a home equity loan
The US financial crisis has given the term “Subprime” a bad name. The truth of the matter is that this is an institutional loan for those who don’t qualify for the bank’s best mortgage products. This covers everyone from self employed business owners who don’t desire to disclose all of their intimate details – to
So you are browsing the web for a good Debt Consolidation Calculator but you feel lost in the financial complexity of it all. I understand where you are coming from. The answers provided from entering a few numbers seem promising. Then you actually reach out to the bank and not is all that it seemed
So there was a bump in the road of life and you are left with a personal financial crisis to solve. The job or lack there of has left you in a pinch and your bills keep calling out to you at 3am. You are not alone in wondering what to do. A surprising amount
So you want to buy a home but your credit hasn’t been a priority over the last few years. You’ve been to your bank and left with a feeling of rejection. You need to get a quick crash course in credit rebuilding and here is where you will find it. Come on! Credit Missing In
You Are Richer Than You Think! Well that is one bank’s way of saying it (although the only people they have made rich have been their shareholders). The truth is that there is a way to save yourself a considerable amount of money – that’s hard earned after tax dollars I’m talking about. It is
Would you be surprised to learn that a private mortgage can be a great benefit to a mortgage borrower? I am not even just talking about the monthly improvement in cashflow from consolidating higher interest debts. There are powerful reasons to consider the role of a private mortgage as a tool in your borrowing options.
So you need money and don’t get paid until the end of the week. You’ve tried the bank and they have turned you down based on your credit. The only solution that you can see is another payday loan. Well not true if you own your home. Then there are options. But what is the
When a Canadian finds themselves in a situation where their debts have become overwhelming there are very few real options to improve their lot. You will find claims everywhere of ways to cut your debts and be able to pay back pennies on the dollar of what you owe. Don’t believe it! There is only
Your credit score is one of the most misunderstood financial tools we have access to as Canadians. What is worse is the misinformation being passed around by pseudo experts. Many of us have gotten into credit trouble at one point or another along the road of life. Here is how to get out of it
Well despite the frosty start to April and a supposed spring – there is no doubt that things in the mortgage industry have thawed quite nicely. In fact – I would go on to say that we are now entering another spring market where fierce competition with mortgage interest rates or the coined “Rate Wars”
We all want to pay off our mortgage early. Like today if possible. Well I will tell you from extensive experience that the bank’s mortgage payment calculator is not going to get you there earlier like they are advertising. Why you may ask? Because they have a good reason to keep you inside the mortgage
I want to give you a behind the scenes peek into what happens when we help you get free from the debt that keeps you up at night. No slick sales gimmicks – just a first hand view of how folks just like you got relief. Here is the raw-uncut account of how ‘Greg and
Three years in a row has consumer debt reduction been the #1 resolution for Canadians. This according to a poll conducted for CIBC. The fact that there is no positive change here begs the question: What are we doing wrong? If we can’t clarify the reasons – we won’t be able to make the changes

A Barrie Home Equity Loan Guide

A home equity loan in simple terms is when you borrow an amount of money that is part of the marketable value of your property. This is secured against the home itself which provides lower interest rates and flexible repayment terms. What is not so simple today is the form that a home equity loan
So you find yourself trapped in a vicious monthly cycle of borrowing from one credit card to pay another. Your minimum payments are exceeding your budget available and the collection agency’s phone calls are leaving you with sleepless nights. Plain and simple, your debt is crushing you. The options available to Canadians to fix this