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Rejected – 3 Truths and a 2nd Chance


Pillar recently surveyed more than 100 mortgage brokers about their clients’ experiences when seeking a mortgage.

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Top 5 Reasons Banks Decline Mortgage Applicants


There is a stigma attached to getting “declined” for mortgage approval; and it can be demoralizing. The truth is though, that many people are declined every day, and it’s actually more common than you think. Falling outside of a bank’s pre-established credit-approval criteria happens for … Continue reading

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Why is Home Ownership So Important to Canadians?


Home ownership is what many Canadians strive for. It’s a dream, an ambition, and an end goal. Owning a home gives a feeling akin to “making it”. For many, renting is simply a means to an end option; and while the rental market is strong, … Continue reading

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Why Is It More Difficult to Secure a “Rural” Mortgage?


Why is it more difficult to secure a traditional mortgage for non-urban proprietors? Land is land is land – or is it? Traditional banks often overlook opportunities in rural areas, leaving would-be homeowners seeking alternative methods of financing mortgage deals. Why does this happen? Bank … Continue reading

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