Entries by Outline Financial

Pay Attention to Your Beneficiary Designation

It’s more important than you think Naming a beneficiary is a valuable feature of life insurance and segregated funds policies so it is important to carefully choose your beneficiaries. Estate – the default choice Many people choose to name their “estate” as their beneficiary.  Although this is an easy short-term solution, it is important to […]

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2018 CMHC Prospective Home Buyers Survey

In preparation for its 2018 Home Buyers Survey, CMHC surveyed 2,507 prospective home buyers on-line. Respondents were all prime household decision-makers who intend to purchase a new home within the next two years, including approximately 1,500 First-Time Buyers, 500 current owners, and 500 previous owners. The survey results highlight that: • First-Time Buyers and Previous […]

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Major Policy Change – another day, another mortgage change…and this one’s BIG!

While the details are still trickling in, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has once again used its powers to tighten mortgage qualification rules.  These changes could be effective as early as today for some lenders, but no later than January 1, 2018 and will impact anyone looking to purchase or refinance a home […]