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A Painless Process

Thanks so much for making the mortgage process so painless. I appreciated the advice and information you provided, and that you then allowed me to make my own decision. Also that you put up with my indecision over whether to go variable-interest or fixed!
Ruth Loewen

Instills Confidence!

Dear Tracy and Team,

Uzma and I would like to thank your whole team in making our current and previous mortgage experiences seamless and happy ones. We both appreciate the pleasant atmosphere, top notch and timely customer service at your office. Your role as our mortgage expert instills confidence in us. We hope to continue this relationship in future years.
Kasif and Uzma

Best possible solution

My wife and I were looking to consolidate our expenses to ease the burden, and we were referred to Tracy Valko by our current mortgage provider. When we spoke to Tracy about our needs and what we wanted to do, she found us the best possible solution, which would ease the financial strains. She shopped around to get us the best possible mortgage rate and consolidate other expenses. Tracy and her team always kept myself and my wife informed and up to date on the progress of our application with the lender in the best and professional manner, making the whole thing for us run so smooth. We would definitely use Tracy and her team again, and refer her to our friends and family. Thank you Tracy and to your team for all of your help! Truly appreciated!
Csaba and Carolyn S.

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The Valko Team?

Honesty, Integrity, Committment & Professionalism

Tracy Valko has been in the finance and banking business for over 16 years, and is a leading Mortgage Broker in the Tri-Cities area.

Tracy and her team truly stand out when it comes to working with their clients.  With honesty, integrity, commitment and professionalism at the core of their values, The Valko Team can help deliver the products and services you need to reach your financial goals!

“I pride myself on each of my clients not just being that a “client” but being apart of there journey in life. From first time home buyers to upgrading their home for the expansion of their family. Whichever the path my clients take in life I am always there to provide financial advise on the best options for their mortgage. Providing strategies for my clients on mortgage financing for one of the largest investments most people will make in life is a #1 priority to me.

My client appreciation events and touching base with my clients on an monthly basis is key to establishing a strong commitment to all my clients and whichever road they take to ensure I am there every step of the way when it comes to arranging mortgage financing on their home or investment properties.”

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The Valko Team is very proud to announce that Tracy has become a member of Mortgage Professionals Canada!  Mortgage Professionals Canada works as the voice of Canada’s mortgage broker channel, and to be the leading authority on mortgage issues. They are a leader in our industry for education and leadership!

As of late, Mortgage Professionals Canada, along with Mortgage Brokers, Agents and other industry professionals have been advocating against the recent guideline changes made to mortgage lending.  They are working to lessen these restrictions, and help to normalize the real estate market that we are seeing today, making it easier for you to get the house of your dreams!

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Credit Scores

Credit Scores

Your credit score is a big factor when you apply for a mortgage.  It can dictate how good your interest rate will be and the type of mortgage you qualify for. We’re experienced helping clients with a wide range of credit scores so we can find you a mortgage product even if your credit is far from perfect. The good news about your credit score is that it can be improved: Stop looking for more credit.  If you’re frequently seeking credit that can affect your score as can the size of the balances you carry. Every time you apply for credit there is a hard credit check.  It is particularly important that you not apply for a credit card in the six months leading up to your mortgage application.  These credit checks may stay on your file for up to three years. If your credit card is maxed out all …
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Mortgage Rule Changes Explained

Mortgage Rule Changes Explained

By now, we’re all aware of the major mortgage rule changes that have started to come into effect at the start of the year. To recap, in October, the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions, or OSFI, introduced tighter rules on mortgages set for Jan. 1, 2018. While there were several changes announced, the biggest affects consumers with uninsured mortgages, who must now undergo a qualifying stress test. More specifically, under the new rules, non-insured mortgage consumers (buyers using a conventional mortgage with a down payment worth 20 per cent or more of the purchase price) must now qualify using a new minimum qualifying rate. The minimum rate will be the greater of the five-year benchmark rate published by the Bank of Canada or the lender’s contractual mortgage rate plus two percentage points. The stress test for non-insured mortgages applies to both fixed- and variable-rate mortgages. The new qualifying rules …
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10 Tips for Dealing with the Limbo of Separation and Divorce

10 Tips for Dealing with the Limbo of Separation and Divorce

This is a guest blog written by Colette Fortin, Owner of Fairway Divorce Solutions Waterloo-Wellington. Being in limbo – not knowing where one will be in the near future, whether it’s 3 months or 3 weeks, has got to be one of the most stressful stages of any life change – and especially in separation and divorce. As human beings, we like to have a sense of control and security.  So when the human brain is under stress, the ‘fight or flight’ mode is fully engaged.  Our sense of equilibrium is shaky.  We can easily become emotionally hijacked and we don’t have access to our rational brain. So how do you calm the fearful ‘lizard’ brain when you’re passing through the limbo phase of a separation and divorce?  Here are 10 suggestions for getting through the next few months. 1. Regain some perspective – if only to recognize that your …
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