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  • Feb 26, 2018
  • Brandi

Why Do Lenders Request Appraisals?

Why Do Lenders Request Appraisals? When asking for an appraisal, lenders are seeking an unbiased expert opinion on the value of the home you’re interested in purchasing – or the property you already own, depending on whether you’re. . .

  • Feb 06, 2018
  • Brandi

Thinking of Buying in the Spring?

Thinking of Buying in the Spring? Start Preparing Now! Are you thinking of purchasing property in 2018? Whether you’re looking to buy your very first home, upgrade to a new home or purchase an investment property, being prepared before the. . .

  • Jan 30, 2018
  • Brandi

Buying Your First Home?

Get Preapproved Before Home Shopping A preapproval will help you understand your homebuying budget before looking at real estate in Red Deer. Steps to follow: Contact your Red Deer mortgage broker – Your mortgage broker will walk. . .

  • Jan 17, 2018
  • Brandi

Did You Over Spend During the Holidays?

Did You Overspend During the Holidays? If you extended your budget, you’re not alone. It’s really easy to get caught up in the holiday spirit and be generous when your bank account and credit card bills clearly show you would have been. . .

  • Dec 08, 2017
  • Brandi

What Are Your Down Payment Options?

What Are Your Down Payment Options? Are you currently renting? You may not realize there are affordable options available to help you purchase a home and start building equity in your own property, as opposed to paying down your landlord’s. . .

  • Nov 06, 2017
  • Brandi

Will the New Mortgage Changes Affect Me?

Will the New Mortgage Changes Affect Me? No doubt you’ve heard endless buzz over the last several weeks concerning the latest mortgage rule changes that are set to come into effect January 1st, 2018. The mainstream media has a way of. . .

  • Nov 03, 2017
  • Brandi

Are Your Credit Cards Worth Their Rewards?

Interested in maximizing your credit card rewards?   Essentially, there are four types of credit cards that offer some sort of reward: fixed value; transferable points; co-branded; and pure cash.     Once you understand these. . .

  • Nov 01, 2017
  • Brandi

Did You Know...?

Did you know… mortgage holders tend to have higher credit scores?   Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) reports that this stat has been trending upward since the third quarter of 2015. In fact, the share of mortgage. . .

  • Oct 06, 2017
  • Brandi

Using a Red Deer Mortgage Broker Offers Peace of Mind

Using a Mortgage Broker Offers Peace of Mind   Whether you’re thinking of buying your very first home or your fifth, using a mortgage broker will help streamline the homebuying and mortgage processes, alleviating a lot of stress. In. . .

  • Dec 28, 2016
  • Brandi

2016 - The Year of the Mortgage Apocalypse?

2016 - it was a big year in mortgages! If you have a mortgage broker in your life, you likely heard (once again) that the sky was falling, the world was ending, the Apocalypse was imminent. I say this tongue in cheek now that I have had some. . .

  • Oct 03, 2016
  • Brandi

How Will The New Mortgage Rules Affect Me?

Mortgage Rule Changes announced this morning, what do they mean for home buyers? First of all, those of you who already have a signed commitment in with a lender are un-affected, please do not worry! This PSA is directed towards people who are. . .

  • Jun 15, 2016
  • Brandi

What Does the Fed Announcement Have To Do With ME???

So, with the Fed Announcement today regarding their lending rates, you will likely see many mortgage brokers posting on social media about the unsurprising announcement to keep the rate steady due to a sluggish recovery.   "Why should I care? ? ". . .

  • Jun 04, 2016
  • Brandi

Welcome to Canada!!

Welcome to our beautiful country. . . . We are so glad you could join us!! :))) Now that you have established yourself in Red Deer and are settled, your thoughts have turned to making a permanent home here in Canada. So, let's look at getting a. . .

  • May 24, 2016
  • Brandi

5 Great Reasons to Use a Red Deer Mortgage Broker

Why should you consult Brandi Pierik, Red Deer Mortgage Broker, when considering mortgage financing?   INDEPENDENT EXPERT ADVICE We match you to the lender that best fulfills your needs and home ownership goals SAVE TIME WITH ONE STOP. . .

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  • May 17, 2016
  • Brandi

What are you going to do about that Pink Shag Carpet?

So your Realtor has shown you the PERFECT home, in the PERFECT neighbourhood, close to the PERFECT schools with the PERFECT pink shag. . . . . wait a minute. . . . !!! GASP!! Somehow, the pink shag carpet and the avocado green tub really don't fit. . .

  • May 09, 2016
  • Brandi

When Your Marriage Does Not Go As Planned

The pealing of the wedding bells has faded. . . the realtionship has changed. . . for one reason or many you are both moving on. SO many decisions have to be made. At times its overwhelming. its important that you get good advice on your options early in. . .

  • May 02, 2016
  • Brandi

Real Estate Sales Set Record in March

According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted their third monthly increase and broke all previous monthly records.     The number of homes trading hands via Canadian. . .

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  • Jan 15, 2016
  • Brandi

Thinking of Refinancing Your Mortgage?

More and more Canadians are choosing to refinance as extremely low mortgage rates encourage homeowners to restructure their finances. However, whether or not mortgage refinancing is right for you depends on a variety of factors including your. . .

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  • Jan 08, 2016
  • Brandi

The 5 Steps of the Home Buying Process

Though every house and mortgage is different the home buying process tends to follow a basic progression. Knowing what you can expect next is important for getting through this chaotic time as smoothly as possible. Though this is the time when. . .


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