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Money Laundering And Your Mortgage

The mainstream media has been reporting on Canada’s perceived money laundering problem in recent months. Here's what you need to know.

Mortgage Types

Not all mortgage are created equally. Do you know the difference?

SPOTLIGHT! on Blake Wilson

Meet your friendly neighbourhood Mortgage Brokers! This week, we’re shining the spotlight on our Founder, Blake Wilson.

Where Are Interest Rates Headed? – Blake Wilson

If you want to know where interest rates are headed for the rest of 2019, Blake’s covered this in our newest mortgage mechanics article. Take a read!

Tips & Tricks: 5 Home Renos That Offer The Biggest Payback

Purchasing a fixer-upper means you avoid the premium demanded by turnkey properties…but before you commit to renos, make sure you focus your dollars on the right projects.

SPOTLIGHT! on Jim Kennedy

Meet your friendly neighbourhood Mortgage Brokers! This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Mortgage Broker, Jim Kennedy .

The Blake Wilson Group Is Kid Friendly

The Blake Wilson Group is kid friendly! Bring your little ones to your appointment, because we’d love to say hello!

SPOTLIGHT! on Tanya MacKenzie

This week we’re shining the spotlight on a member of our admin team. We like to think of her as the CEO of First Impressions. Meet the friendly face and voice that greets our team and clients every day, Tanya.

From Halifax Tenant To Suburban Custom Home owner – Broker Blair’s Journey To Homeownership

From Halifax tenant to suburban custom home owner – Broker Blair’s Journey to Homeownership.

Tips & Tricks: Summer Financial Fitness

72% of first-time buyers rate their financial fitness as good to great. If you’re not part of the 72%, read this step-by-step action plan to help you get there.

SPOTLIGHT! – ShanShan Li

Meet your friendly neighbourhood Mortgage Brokers! This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Bilingual Mortgage Analyst, ShanShan Li.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Setting Up Your Finances In Canada

New to Canada or planning to relocate? This article is a must read…and so is booking an appointment with our new-to Canada financing experts!

SPOTLIGHT! on David Skinner

I started in the financial services in 1976 and became a full-time Mortgage Broker in 1994. I was one of the first brokers in the Halifax area. Things have changed quite a bit!

What Is An Insured Mortgage?

When do I need mortgage insurance and how much does it cost? Learn more below!

SPOTLIGHT! on Joan Cote

Meet your friendly neighbourhood Mortgage Brokers! This week, we’re shining the spotlight on our dedicated Residential Services Manager, Joan Cote.

All About Co-Signing

Co-signers can mean the difference between a mortgage approval or decline…but before you sign on the dotted line, know the pros and cons.

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer is right around the corner! Is your home ready? Check out our list of reminders. Better yet, print it and save it on your fridge.

SPOTLIGHT! on Yifei Xing

Meet your friendly neighbourhood Broker team! This week, we’re shining the spotlight on new-to-Canada financing expert, Yifei Xing.

How To Rebuild Credit By Consolidating Your Debt

If you’ve run into financial difficulty, it’s important to know your options. If you have equity in your home, we may have options for you.

Welcome Jim Kennedy To Our Commercial Services Team

We’re pleased to welcome Jim Kennedy to our commercial services team!

SPOTLIGHT! on Blair MacDonald

Each week, we’ll be profiling a member of our team so you can get to know the faces and names behind the Blake Wilson Group. This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Broker, Blair MacDonald.

Paying Off Your Mortgage

If paying off your mortgage as quickly as possible is your objective, we’ll show you how!

How Is Your Mortgage Registered?

There are two ways to register a mortgage – a standard versus collateral charge. Do you know how they impact your renewal and future borrowing options?

Why Use A Mortgage Broker

Did you know our services are free of charge on residential mortgage transactions? But that’s only one reason to use a Mortgage Broker…

Burpees for Brigadoon Fundraiser

Isabella Wilson proudly presenting Brigadoon Village’s Executive Director and CEO, David Graham, with a total “per burpee” donation.

Private Lending

 What is private lending and when should it be used? Over the past year, we’ve seen a steady increase in the demand for private financing within subsets of our clientele. This article explores the ins-and-outs of private money.

Mortgages For The Self Employed

As a prudent self-employed individual, you may have implemented a tax strategy that isn’t a full reflection of your earning power. When it comes time to apply for a mortgage and other forms of financing, this can create challenges. We can help

It’s Homeownership Education Week 2019!

Happy Homeownership Education week, folks! If you’ve got a mortgage question, we’ve got answers. Comment below, and our team will get back to you today.

My Business Magazine Features Blake Wilson

My Business Magazine recently sat down with Founder, Blake Wilson, to learn about our growing team and our approach to mortgages and financing. Check it out here

Fix & Flip Investment Mortgages

Whether you’re an avid real estate investor, or you’re considering your first foray into purchasing a “fixer upper” to make some cash, we’ve got financing options. This includes traditional and alternative lending options.

Self Build Construction Mortgages

If you’re interested in building your own home, or have been denied financing elsewhere, talk to us about our two-step process.

9 Things To Do Before You List Your Home

Check out these recommendations from our team regarding things you should do before you list your home.

Anatomy Of Mortgage Changes, Including Government’s Recently Announced Interest-free Loan Program

There’s little doubt housing sales have slowed in the past year, due in large part to stricter mortgage regulations. We’re addressing the evolution of these regulations and their associated changes to help you understand the possible impacts at the consumer level.

Kitec plumbing: what it is, and how it impacts mortgage financing.

If you’re considering buying a home built between 1995 and 2007, educate yourself on the implications. If you have Kitec plumbing, you have until 2020 to register your claim.

A Good Day Starts With A Good Breakfast. Let’s End Hunger In Schools

At The Blake Wilson Group, we’ve chosen to donate $10 from every mortgage we fund to the Breakfast Club – this equates to breakfast for ten children. We think that’s the real power of a dollar.

Private Lending 101

Contrary to popular belief, not all private lenders expect big fees and high interest rates. Private lenders are a great option for entrepreneurs and investors and shouldn’t be dismissed. Using them means building a relationship so you can fund other purchases in the future.

Who wants to be a millionaire? Who are the millionaires? How does Atlantic Canada stack up?

We’re summarizing the findings of a commissioned study about Canada’s wealthiest. They’re humbling, interesting and may be surprising. Above all, they make us proud to be Canadian.

We’re back and more excited than ever!

Thanks to the #TMGfamily for a great week of learning and networking at the annual TMG Summit Conference.

New Year, New Dreams

It’s 2019 – what are your financial goals? We've outlined some ways to make 2019 your best financial year yet!

Customize Your Home With A “Purchase Plus Improvements” Mortgage

You can renovate your home immediately after taking possession with one convenient mortgage. Read more about the process, benefits and conditions below.

Planning For Closing Costs…And All The Extras!

Are you concerned about closing costs and unanticipated home buying expenses? We’re breaking them down in our latest post.

Happy New Year From The Blake Wilson Group!

It’s time to celebrate new beginnings! We have a feeling 2019 is going to be great. This is your year!

Before You Choose A Home Inspector

You’re about to make one of the biggest investments of your life. Protect it by choosing the right Home Inspector. We’ve got some great guidance below.

Award: Innovator Of The Year

It's been a great year! As we reflect on 2018, we have a lot to be appreciative for. We're honoured to have been recognized by TMG The Mortgage Group Canada for doing things differently in the mortgage industry.

Preparing Your Property For A Big Snowfall

Close the blinds, eat your storm chips, turn up the fire and listen to the “beep, beep, beep” of the snow plow re-arranging piles of white stuff outside your window! T’is the season to be jolly, queue up your Netflix favourites, and be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way.

You’ve finally moved in! What to do before you start unpacking.

Sayonara, movers! “That’s the last one” is music to your ears. Now that you’re in your new home, all you want to do is order pizza, rip open boxes and find those darn hand towels. Before you start making the space your own, you’ll want to do your last bit of diligence.

Buying A Vacation Property

Now’s a great time to scoop up a vacation property for a bargain. Buying a cottage may be easier than you think. Talk to us about your options

Clowning Around & Spreading Holiday Cheer!

Tis the season to be jolly with our very own Salty the Clown (née David Skinner). We’re shining the Christmas spotlight on a jolly good fellow named Salty. He’s not quite Santa Claus, but he’s the next best thing.