Nanaimo & Vancouver Island Mortgage Blog

  • October 3, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Five Surefire Ways to Ensure You are ready to Buy a Home as a Recent College Graduate in Nanaimo, BC

If you are a recent college graduate, you might think that buying a home is still many years off, but that's not necessarily the case. If you dream of homeownership, even as a young adult, there may b

  • September 19, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Should You Get a Shorter-Term Mortgage, Make Extra Payments, or Something Else in Nanaimo, BC?

When getting a home mortgage, if you can afford higher payments, often the option of a 15-year loan instead of one of 30 years is an option.  It can be an enticing idea to know that you'll be fre

  • September 5, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Four Home Renovation Projects That Will Boost the Value of Your House in Nanaimo, BC

Whether you are planning on selling your home in the near future, or if you intend to stay for a long time to come, a renovation can be a great way to boost the overall appearance, utility, and value

  • August 15, 2018
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling in Nanaimo, BC

You've put your house on the market, and you're ready to start spending all the money you know you'll make from the sale. There's only one problem. Your house isn't selling. After trying to figur

  • 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

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