Nanaimo & Vancouver Island Mortgage Blog

  • August 1, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

The Differences Between a Credit Freeze and Credit Lock, and How They Can Protect You from Identity Theft in Nanaimo, BC

From your full name, to your address, to your social security number - almost every detail about you is stored in a database somewhere. This information floats around in digital clouds and servers, al

  • July 18, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

House Flipping 101: How to Prevent Injuries During Demolition Days in Nanaimo, BC

Demolition days are a major perk for those engaging in house flipping. You get to smash kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and living rooms to smithereens as you demolish the interior of the home you're

  • July 4, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Real Estate: How to Refinance a Mortgage with a Bad Credit Score in Nanaimo, BC

There are many excellent reasons a homeowner may look into refinancing their mortgage. To refinance means to replace your current mortgage with a new one, almost always with a lower interest rate. For

  • June 20, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

6 Home Renovations That Will Increase Your Home's Value in Nanaimo, BC

Home renovations can be an expensive and time-consuming commitment, and whether you plan on staying put for the long haul or flipping the house right away, it's worth knowing which renovation projects

  • June 6, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community in Nanaimo, BC

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction is moving to one of the over-55 communities that ar

  • May 17, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

How to Know If You Should Buy a Home or Continue Renting in Nanaimo, BC

While owning a home and a plot of land was once part of the 'American Dream' for many people, the times have shifted. The global financial crisis which resulted in a massive shift in the housing marke

  • May 2, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Great Buy on a Home in Nanaimo, BC? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

Buying a home can be fun and exciting, especially when you drive a hard bargain and get that seller over a barrel.  You did your research, caught a home with higher than average days on the marke

  • April 18, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Tips to Ease the Moving Process in Nanaimo, BC

Moving can be a stressful process, no matter how far you are traveling. Planning your move minimizes the stress associated with this task while also simplifying the process. Here are several tips that

  • April 4, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Planning to Refinance Your Mortgage in Nanaimo, BC? Ask These 4 Questions First

Deciding to refinance is a crucial financial move that can help you make significant savings. When you plan properly, do your research, and take time to evaluate where you stand financially, you'll be

  • March 21, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Five Things to Consider Before Flipping a House in Nanaimo, BC

House flipping can be a tempting way to make fast money, but not every fixer-upper has the potential to be profitable. Here's five things to consider before buying a property to flip. 1. Time Tele

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