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  Given current conditions in the mortgage lending environment, there are many reasons to look into refinancing, even for those whose mortgages aren’t imminently up for renewal. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 is a substantial factor at play in people’s decision to refinance. Beyond the lifestyle changes associated with living...

  At Orbis, your safety is our priority. We see the number of COVID-19 cases flaring again province-wide and we understand people’s concern with the situation. Rest assured that with Orbis’ 100% digital mortgage, it’s possible to obtain a mortgage without any in-person interaction.   Digital Mortgage From the credit check to...

  If you’re thinking about purchasing your first home, there are several things you can do to help ensure you’ll qualify for a mortgage. From having a stable income to understanding the costs of homeownership, doing your homework in advance of purchasing property will put you...

  The fallout from COVID-19 has led many city dwellers to begin exploring their real estate options in more remote areas of the province. For many, living close to the city center was essential for work, but with numerous offices closed for the foreseeable future, homeowners...

  Like any client-centric service industry, mortgage brokerage has a huge customer service component. At Orbis, it’s what drives everything we do. Our mortgage experts strive to constantly deliver the highest standard of care and professionalism to our clients, who we often go on to service...

  The Bank of Canada announced on August 13 that it was lowering the benchmark five-year mortgage rate to 4.79. This was the third cut to the rate since the beginning of the pandemic, easing a key stress test faced by borrowers. With low mortgage rates available...

  Whether it’s your first condo, a family home, or an investment, buying property is an expensive undertaking. From the down payment and closing costs, to budgeting for monthly expenses, it takes a fair amount of financial planning and preparation, sometimes years in advance. Aside from...

  While small to medium size businesses are often cited as the backbone of the Canadian economy, you might be surprised to learn that those business owners can sometimes struggle to obtain financing from A-lenders. That’s because self-employed individuals are often turned down by top-tier banks,...

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