Nanaimo & Vancouver Island Mortgage Blog

  • September 18, 2019
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

How To Stage A House For Sale in Nanaimo, BC

It's time to sell your house, and you know you need to stage it for sale, but you're not sure how. This step-by-step guide will help you successfully prepare your house for the market, from fixing nec

  • September 3, 2019
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage in Nanaimo, BC

For the vast majority of home buyers, obtaining a mortgage will be a vital part of the purchasing process. Of course, in order to be approved for that mortgage, you will need to ensure that your cre

  • August 21, 2019
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Condo in Nanaimo, BC

When you decide to take your first step on the property ladder, you will have plenty of property-types to choose from. Many buyers prefer to buy an existing single-family home, some want to buy a plot

  • August 7, 2019
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House in Nanaimo, BC

There are two options available when seeking a new home for your family. You can purchase a resale (meaning an older home that has already been lived in) or a new construction. While each choice pro

  • July 17, 2019
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

How Much House Can You Afford in Nanaimo, BC? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

It is the perennial question for every first-time homeowner. How much house can I afford? As with so many life-changing decisions, there is no one right answer to this common query, and the size of th

  • July 3, 2019
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit in Nanaimo, BC

For many Canadians looking to purchase a home, bad credit scores stand in the way of getting a mortgage. Most lenders prefer your score to be 650 or higher. If they do allow for lower credit scores, i

  • June 19, 2019
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase in Nanaimo, BC

After sending the offer to purchase to the seller, there's nothing left to do but cross some fingers and hope for the best. Or is there? What happens now and when will the keys finally change hands? T

  • June 5, 2019
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

First Time Home Buyers Guide in Nanaimo, BC: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

Securing pre-qualification, pre-approval, and mortgage commitment letters can simplify the mortgage application process. These steps can also help home buyers avoid disaster. They don't need all three

  • May 15, 2019
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer in Nanaimo, BC

Purchasing your first home is always an exciting life milestone. However, if you want to make a smooth and easy transition into home ownership, there are a few mistakes you should try to avoid along

  • May 1, 2019
  • Posted by Sand Dollar Mortgage Corp

Mortgage Mistakes - How to Avoid Getting in Over Your Head When Buying Your First Home in Nanaimo, BC

If you are tired of renting and ready to buy the home of your dreams, you need to plan carefully. The dream of home ownership is a wonderful thing, but without careful planning and a proactive approac

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