Author Archive | Patrick Faller

Ontario’s 2014 Election And Your Auto Insurance Rates

It is battleground Ontario for the province’s three major parties. The election is less than one month away, and how much you pay for automobile insurance is a hot topic on the table. In early May, NDP leader Andrea Horwath catapulted the topic into the headlines when she said the Ontario Liberals hadn’t slashed rates ... Continue Reading

CMHC to discontinue two mortgage insurance products

There are more changes afoot at the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. As of May 30, 2014 CMHC will stop offering mortgage insurance on second homes. And, if you’re self-employed, CMHC will also no longer offer mortgage insurance unless your income can be verified. What do the CMHC changes mean? If you’re making a down ... Continue Reading

Buying A Home When You’re The Boss

Running your own business may be rewarding but it's not always easy, especially when it comes to getting a mortgage. “The self-employed is a large and growing demographic,” says Claire Drage, a mortgage broker for Canada’s Mortgage Alliance. Drage is a member of that demographic. As a business owner, she knows what is good for ... Continue Reading

The World’s *Other* Oldest Profession

Fraud may be as old as time, but the fraudster’s methods have changed over the ages “It’s been this way since the beginning,” says Daniel Williams. “All scams are a variation of the same plan.” Williams knows that plan well. He works with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. He is a bit of an expert in ... Continue Reading