Entries by Jordi Browne

Market Update – Interest Rate Increase Oct. 24, 2018

We’re not sure about everyone else, but does it not feel like sunshine and 30-degree weather was yesterday? Is there anyone else wondering how it’s already mid October!? We are 16 days away from Halloween and Christmas is around the corner. The organized individuals of the world have probably started shopping however, there is something […]

Refinancing? Don’t miss out

If you’ve considered refinancing your house for a renovation, debt consolidation or any other reason, now might be your last chance to qualify. Earlier this year the Government of British Columbia implemented a new mortgage rule which required borrowers to qualify at 2% above the contract rate. Example Before new mortgage rule – Borrowers could […]

October Market Update

TSX UP 2.5% DOW UP 4.33% S&P 500 UP 2.22% Happy Halloween everyone! Hopefully you are slowly going through the candy you either bought, or are stealing from your children after they put in the hard work getting it ( excellent learning opportunity to show how taxes work). The markets chose treat this month, and […]

Volatility

As an investment advisor it’s my job to know what’s going not only in the stock market but also news around the world that might cause ripples through a client portfolio. The first three hours of my day is listening to podcasts on top events, reading the articles and watching the market to see what […]

5 Investments Myths You Should Know to Help Build Prosperity

In January we were proud to introduce our new Wealth Management Division ran by Nathan Estabrooks & supported by the whole BRMC family. So as we go forward we are going to use our existing Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission Mortgage platform to also educate, motivate and create content to help you understand what a Financial […]

THE CMHC “TAX” INCREASE

Today CMHC (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation) an agency of the Canadian Government announced that they will be increasing their fees by over 10% in some cases on March 17th, 2017. I would like to shed some light on the full situation and show you, in a round about way, why this is an increased […]

No Longer Your Parents’ Mortgage!

A need for a mortgage broker has never been greater then it is today. Lenders are no longer cookie cutter like they have been in the past.  Previously you would have a mortgage with very similar mortgage rules and terms with slight variances in rates.  Very easy to choose between. Now the banks have flipped […]

The 411 on Employee Benefits

Hi folks, one of the common rejections I receive from my clients is they have employee benefits, so they don’t need a term life insurance consultation with one of our life insurance brokers in our office – in fact there are many limitations to employee benefits so having additional insurance makes sense more often than […]