9 Incredibly Smart Financial Actions Every Woman Should Take

I recently read a shocking bit of information revealed by the 2013 Allianz Women, Money and Power Study. That study claims that almost half of the women in the U.S. often or sometimes fear losing all their money and becoming a bag lady. As you might expect, the highest percentage of those with that fear […]

Vancouver Real Estate Market Update – January 2015

Happy New Year!  REALTORS® always get excited at this time of year because it is the start of our “busy” time and we need to be ready to take it on!  This year is going to be no different and in fact, all indicators point to this coming spring market being a particularly active one. […]

Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage Insurance at the bank….not a good deal When you are finishing getting a mortgage or renewing it, the banker will offer you insurance on the mortgage which will pay off the balance should you die with a balance still in place, or will cover up to two years of mortgage payments should you be […]

Holiday Treats from Leading Ladies

Happy Holidays from Leading Ladies! We are looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year on January 28th at the next leading ladies event!  Amazing Holiday Bars – Make them your own! Base 1.5 cups of gluten free graham cracker crumbs ½ cup butter – melted Toppings 1 cup Chipits Dark Chocolate Chips (or […]

How Do I Prepare for Separation?

Lately, I’ve met a lot of people, women in particular who are separating from their spouse.  It may be a bit depressing but since 40% of first marriages (and much higher for 2nd marriages) end up this way, it is a reality.  My friends that have divorced found it difficult, but in the end they […]

What drives the Vancouver real estate market?

Things are heating up again in Vancouver for what may turn out to be another banner year for our spring real estate market! How do we know this? Because all of sudden, we are seeing multiple offers on many of our listings. There has been a definite shift in the buying mentality from last fall […]

Are you Self-Employed? Need a Mortgage?

Need a Mortgage? But you are Self-Employed? What you need to know if you are Self Employed and want to qualify for a mortgage to buy a home. If you are self-employed or a business owner, you may be surprised to find that getting a mortgage, without the conventional documents, is not a simple process.

Holiday Shopping Tips

Make a List Write down everyone you plan to buy a gift for, no matter how small the gift may be. Include ideas of what to give each person, along with the maximum amount you’re willing to spend. Don’t forget to list the people who will receive holiday tips, such as your doorman, babysitter, and […]

What is your credit score? How can you improve it?

Your credit score is a number that illustrates your financial health at a specific point in time. It is also an indicator of how consistently you pay off your bills and debts. Your credit score is one of the factors lenders consider when qualifying you for a mortgage. Credit scores range from 300 to 900, […]