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Porting a mortgage, what if we overpaid for our house?

Dear David, We’re ready to downsize. We still owe about $80,000 on our mortgage, which doesn’t come due for another 18 months. Would you advise we wait it out before moving? – FREEDOM 55 DEAR FREEDOM: If the time is right or you to downsize, your mortgage shouldn’t hold you back. Assuming you hold a

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Private mortgage, Renting out a townhouse

Dear David, We don’t qualify to purchase as much as we did a year ago. Should we look at a private mortgage? – LOOKING FOR OPTIONS DEAR OPTIONS: There are a number of mortgage alternatives, including A-type lenders (major banks), B-type lenders (major Canadian institutions, which may be less stringent in their rules) and private

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