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April 09, 2020 | Jim Zang

Maxing out: why mortgage pre-approvals can be a double-edged sword

Everyone's heard the term "house poor," referring to anyone who spends a large portion of their income on homeownership, leaving little money left for other expenses or small luxuries. It's a classic case of one's eyes being bigger than their stomach.

That's why getting a mortgage pre-approval can be a double-edged sword – it's nice to know what you can afford, but it's awful tempting to go ahead and spend to the maximum you're approved for. However, this decision can leave buyers vulnerable to fluctuations in the housing market or the overall economy.

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Aug. 21, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi

Q&A: Gord Ross, Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association president

Gord Ross, president of the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA), breaks down the Alberta mortgage market, industry trends and the ongoing impacts of the stress test.

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June 26, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi

Federal government shares new details about First-Time Buyer Incentive

The federal government is hailing its First-Time Buyer Incentive program as a golden opportunity for thousands of potential homebuyers across the country who are hoping to purchase their first property.


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