Author Archives: Leslie Blais

About Leslie Blais

I am a registered Mortgage Agent with VERICO IntelliMortgage. I live in Amherstburg, ON. With offices in Toronto and West Vancouver I service all areas across Canada.

Mortgage Insurance Premium Increase


What’s Changing? Effective March 16th, 2017 at 11:00 pm EST, the premium rates for 1-4 unit owner-occupied purchases will increase … Continue reading

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Residential Market Commentary


While the red hot real estate numbers in Toronto are grabbing most of the attention, news about interest rates continues … Continue reading

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CMHC to Increase Mortgage Insurance Premiums on March 17


CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) will increase its homeowner mortgage loan insurance premiums effective March 17, 2017. Premiums are … Continue reading

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First Time Home Buyers: how you can harness the power of your RRSPs


RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) season is here! Use the first 60 days of the year to contribute to your … Continue reading

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5 safety tips for conquering Canada’s worst winter storms


  (NC) Gear up for the nastiest weather that winter can throw at you by making like a boy scout … Continue reading

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CMHC to Increase Mortgage Insurance Premiums


CMHC is increasing its homeowner mortgage loan insurance premiums effective March 17, 2017. For the average CMHC-insured homebuyer, the higher … Continue reading

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Windsor-Essex home sales up 10 per cent in 2016


Home sales in Windsor-Essex county increased by 10.4 per cent in 2016 compared to the previous year as December ended … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada rate cut still on the table for 2018 but that doesn’t mean mortgage rates will drop says VERICO Economist, Michael Campbell


There is no pressure in Canada to raise rates says VERICO Economist, Michael Campbell. “While 3rd quarter economic growth was … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!  All the best to you and your family – we wish you a safe and prosperous 2017!

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An annual mortgage review can help you stay on track


The holiday season is once again upon us.  With decorations filling our homes and our thoughts turning to friends and … Continue reading

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