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  • October 2011
  • Burn Your Mortgage - what 5 dollars a month can do.
  • September 2011
  • Dire Warnings - Do They Apply To You? Tips on how home owners can "move up" without jeopardizing their financial future.
  • August 2011
  • The Pain of Mortgage Penalties - how do they apply to YOU? More Great Info ...
  • July 2011
  • 14.8% Drop in Vancouver House Prices Predicted ...
  • June 2011
  • It now appears likely that we will NOT see any more Bank of Canada rate increases until 2012. The experts have been known to be wrong on occasion ... but DO take a look at their predictions.
  • May 2011
  • Stability in the Canadian Mortgage Market, is good news for consumers!

    Receiving back-to-back awards is a big accomplishment. We are the only company to have received the same award for two years in a row!
  • April 2011
  • One way to protect your hard earned money is with a Tax Deductible Mortgage. If you qualify and engage in the process ... you can not only save tens-of-thousands on your mortgage, but end up with an additional nest egg at the same time.
  • March 2011
  • We share our thoughts on the changes and the impact the new rules may have on the market in Vancouver. We also will look at how the rules will affect you.
  • February 2011
  • Find out about how the changes to the Mortgage and Insurance Rules will affect you ... and check out what one of Canada's leading financial experts has to say on the rate hikes.
  • January 2011
  • We have two informative articles for you this month: Canadians Are Going More and More Into Debt Every Year AND How Do Canadian Mortgages Compare to the Rest of the World?
  • November 2010
  • Check out the differences in costs were between buying and financing 5 years ago, 3 years ago and TODAY! You will be pleasantly surprized.
  • October 2010
  • In this edition of Averbach News we introduce 3 new team members, make some observations about Economists and Their Predictions and share some interesting stats about Repeat Home Buyers
  • September 2010
  • Dumbfounded by the Rates? Take a look and see what the "experts" have to say and see if you can figure out what all the mixed messages add up to!
  • August 2010
  • There's a saying in our business: "The lowest rate will save you hundreds, but the wrong term can cost you thousands." Check out our feature article to find out "Which Mortgage Terms Are the Best?"
  • July 2010
  • How To Destroy Your Credit Rating: Think you have a great credit score? You could be dead wrong!
  • June 2010
  • Here comes the HST. How it will affect real estate purchases.
  • May 2010
  • In the United States, tax deductible mortgages are the norm. In Canada, tax deductible mortgages have always been available to the financially affluent ... until now.
  • April 2010
  • How the New CMHC Rules on Rental Offsets Will Impact Home Buyers; Canada's lowest-ever variable mortgage rates could soon be a fond memory; and April's Market Update.
  • March 2010
  • Why it is important to lock in a current variable rate mortgage at today's all-time low fixed rates.
  • February 2010
  • Canada Changes The Rules on Mortgages: On April 19 the Canadian Government will implement three major rule changes to hopefully circumvent a housing-price bubble and keep homeowners from becoming overextended.
  • January 2010
  • The Pressure is Off ... for NOW, as mortgage rates hold and stabilize.
  • December 2009
  • The US is still suffering at 30% reduction in home values and we are seeing double-digit gains in many areas of the Vancouver Lower Mainland. When Will the Bubble Burst?
  • November 2009
  • In this month's newsletter Mike has decided to be as candid as possible in answering the question; "When should we lock in our Variable Rate Mortgage?"
  • October 2009 - Volatile Bond Market Impacting Mortgage Rates
  • In our October Newsletter we talk about how the Bond Market affects mortgage rates. We also have an article on how to Eliminate Your Credit Card Debt as well as the October Market Update.
  • September 2009 - Financing Home Upgrades
  • If you intend to buy a home that needs some immediate upgrades, a "purchase plus improvements" mortgage may be right for you.
  • August 2009 - Five Mortgage Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make
  • In our August Newsletter we talk about the Five Mortgage Mistakes that could add to the life of your mortgage and to the total cost of your home. We went on a field trip with a few of our favorite associates!
  • July 2009 - What IS the Perfect Storm?
  • In order for refinancing to make sense, you should end up with money in your pocket. The overall savings generated by a lower cost mortgage should be more than the refinancing penalties incurred. Check out our strategy for taking advantage of today's volatile marketplace.
  • June 2009 - Refinancing in the Perfect Storm!
  • The fact that we sold our home in a week is generating quite a bit of interest from our clients. Also check out my strategy for taking advantage of today's unique financial climate to refinance so that you are not paying high penalties
  • April 2009 - Should You Refinance
  • Not everyone is in a position that makes refinancing make sense. One of our lenders is offering a very good 5 year fixed mortgage plan with NO frills. Check and see if it is appropriate for your circumstances.
  • March 2009 - Investing in Real Estate
  • In this month's newsletter we talk about real estate investing. There has never been a better time to invest in a rental property.
  • February 2009 - Refinancing Eligibility
  • B.C.'s Plummeting Home Values Affect Eligibility for Lower Interest Rates
  • January 2009 - A New Year!
  • It's a new year and we are being featured on CTV's NewsNet and in the Vancouver Sun. We talk about Strategies for Paying Off Holiday Purchases and The Canadian Mortgage Industry in the Media.
  • December 2008 - Happy Holidays!
  • We're celebrating FIVE years of successful growth because of YOUR support! Be sure to check out our $200 Best Buy Gift Card Giveaway
  • November 2008 - What Does It All MEAN?
  • With all the conflicting gloom and doom news from the US and Canada, it is hard to keep track of what is happening, what is important ... and to figure out what it all means!
  • October 2008 - Tips for Paying Off Your Mortgage Faster: Part TWO
  • Last month we noted that homeowners have much to gain by paying off their mortgage as quickly as possible. By paying down extra principal in the early years of a mortgage, you can dramatically lower the interest you'll pay throughout the life of the mortgage.
  • September 2008 - Tips for Paying Off Your Mortgage Faster
  • This month and next I'm offering some suggestions on how you can end up with a shorter term mortgage and have more money in your pocket at the end of the amortization period.
  • August 2008 - Buyer Beware
  • You often see the term "buyer beware" used about the purchase of smaller consumer items. It applies even more so when you are making what may be the biggest purchase of your life time!
  • July 2008 - Demise of the 40-Year Mortgage
  • The option to choose 100% financing and a 40-year mortgage ends October 15, 2008
  • June 2008 - Choosing the Right Mortgage Insurance
  • The easy-buy option the bank offers you may leave you unprotected.
  • May 2008 - Keeping It Legal
  • Putting together your team of Professional Advisors
  • April 2008 - Averbach Goes To Hollywood Promotion
  • Join our referral program and earn 24 free tickets to the movies!
Averbach Mortgages
Suite 302 - 1401 West Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1H6
Phone: 604-710-2550  

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