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8 reasons why Military Personnel in Ottawa should use a VA Home loan

October 9, 2017

The intention of the VA loan program is to supply home financing to eligible veterans in places where private financing is not always available. Private lenders like mortgage companies and banks provide VA Home Loans while VA offers policies and …

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October 6, 2017

There’s always a rush when the housing market starts to boom, everyone starts buying – from workers and pensioners to business owners and even military personnel. Scammers also take advantage of that to squeeze out money from careless and inexperienced …

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Military Families Relocating with less Stress

September 6, 2017

The prospect of starting a new job and making new friends in a different location can make moving seem exciting. Military families relocate greater distances more frequently (every two or three years on average) than their civilian counterparts’ making the …

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Serving in the military? What’s next?

September 1, 2017

Serving in the military has great benefits and rewards associated with it. There is the honor bestowed on you as a person willing to die for his or her nation and educational benefits, amongst others that you enjoy. But after …

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Myths About Canadian Armed Forces Households

August 15, 2016

There’s a lot of misinformation floating around the Canadian Armed Forces. Mortgage Forces is here to bust some of those myths. 1) All Canadian military children attend schools on base. Because 85 percent of military families live off base, the …

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Advantages of Living Off-Base During Your Posting

July 13, 2016

Living on a military base can be an excellent way for families to avoid excessive housing expenses. However, in many cases, military mortgages are more affordable than many people think. After experiencing all the disadvantages of military housing, some active …

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Take Advantage of Career Transition Services

June 16, 2016

The transition from military to civilian life can be a challenging one, but services are available through Veterans Affairs Canada to help service members and survivors make the change. Career transition services are available to all veteran and active regular …

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The Power Of Positive Thinking In Achieving Your Home Goals

September 3, 2015

The Power Of Positive Thinking In Achieving Your Home Goals More than 60 years have passed since the publication of author Norman Vincent Peale’s monumental international bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking. To date there are more than 5 million …

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How to Save for a Down Payment

September 2, 2015

Recent statistics have shown that an astounding nine out of every 10 Canadians would rather own than rent a home! The poll of more than 1,500 people commissioned last year by Genworth Canada, found that though Canadians are saving longer …

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Five Ways To Fastrack Your Mortgage Freedom

August 26, 2015

Every few weeks it seems we come back to a serene scene – one set by fire in a utopia of your choosing – where the mortgage papers that have served the role of a rock in the Sisyphean struggle …

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