Saturday, January 29, 2011

Good Service Survey

If you live in the Orillia, Severn Township, Oro-Medonte or Ramara area, could I ask you to take a couple minutes to complete a very short 10 question survey surrounding good service for home repairs.

When my real estate clients ask me for names of people to do specific home repairs, I like to provide them with the names of highly recommended individuals and businesses.  Good service/work deserves to be recognized and here's one way to do it. 

Only respond to those questions that you can offer a recommendation and leave any question blank if you don’t have a recommendation for that specific trade.  You can also provide more than one name for a specific trade if you want.

Could I also ask you to pass this survey link along to your friends?   The more people to respond to this survey the better.  Just copy and paste the link to forward to others. 

In the future if you have renovations to be done around your home and would like a recommendation for someone to do the work, please drop me a line and I'd be happy to share the results of this survey with you.

Your answers remain CONFIDENIAL and only form part of the total survey results.

Click here to take survey


Friday, January 28, 2011

Help For First Time Home Buyers

Julie Emery from RBC Royal Bank let me know about a new plan to assist first time home buyers.  Here are the details.  If you would like more information contact Julie and let her know where you heard about this new plan.  Julie's contact information is available at the end of this blog.

New RBC lending programs for homebuyers with limited down payment

RBC has recently launched two mortgage programs that can help get purchasers who have limited down payment and a solid credit history into a home sooner.   Through these programs, buyers with limited funds for down payment may be allowed to use borrowed funds or Mortgage Cash Back offers to assist them in meeting the 5% equity requirement for default insured mortgages.

Other important details of these new programs include:

  • Available for home purchases only
  • The property must be a owner occupied primary residence and all mortgage applicants must reside at the property
  • Mortgage Cash Back and funds borrowed for down payment cannot exceed 5% of purchase price
  • Available to clients for one mortgage only

I’m here to help your clients get the right advice

Understanding home financing options and affordability is especially important to first time buyers and other purchasers with limited funds for down payment. That’s where I can help by working with your clients to provide mortgage pre-approval, and offering tailored advice that meets their needs for today and the future.

For more information about how RBC can assist your clients with their home financing needs, please contact me today.
The following is a link to our Home, Mortgage and Lending Advice Centre. 

Your new home doesn't come with mortgage advice. I do.

Contact me today:Julie Emery
Residential Mortgage Specialist
RBC Royal Bank