Testimonial: Larry King

I was at a crossroad in my life where I had two choices, I either keep my property and secure a 2nd mortgage or sell and rent until I decide what my next move is. Andy provided me with multiple choices in regards to second mortgages, all at great rates. In the end, we discussed these choices and he helped me come up with the best solution. His insight was invaluable and his solution ultimately saved me thousands of dollars. I would highly recommend Andy, he is well versed in all areas of the...
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Testimonial: Tracey Skanes

Recently I purchased a property in the "sellers" market only to sell in the "buyers" market (bad timing). I called Andy and he gave me unparalleled advice. He was the only person that didn't sugar coat my situation - he was matter of fact. He was there for me with my panic emails and messages at all hours. He understood that my livelihood was on the line. I finally closed my deal exactly how Andy had recommended, at no benefit to him. I will never buy or sell a property again without fi...
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Divorce…the seven letter word that feels like a four letter word!

So you’ve come to the point in your life where you are one of the statistics; you’re getting divorced. Divorce is never easy but with the right attitude, and some planning, you can minimize the stress and pain it inflicts on you and your family. Debbie Shawn of Divorce Matters suggests that the most important piece of advice she can offer is to remember that while you may be ending your marriage it is virtually impossible to end the relationship with your spouse. There will always be mome...
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The Times They Have Changed

A decade ago money seemed to be falling from trees. If you had a pulse and could fog a mirror you could qualify for a mortgage in North America. The US housing market was booming and Canada was following in its footsteps. American lenders were in Canada growing their subprime mortgage business and the big banks were extending amortization periods and actively growing their portfolios with folks who could not prove their income. A decade later, the US housing market has imploded on itself ...
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Testimonial: Heather Otton

I was shocked to discover that after 2 years of complicated divorce litigation, and finally settling everything, that my bank would not allow me take over my existing mortgage. This is after having a mortgage with this same bank for 15 years and having paid it on my own for many years (with their knowledge), having exceptional credit, and always being employed.I contacted Andy MacDonald for advice and to see what my options were. Andy's knowledge and professional approach are impeccable. While m...
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Testimonial: Debbie McCue

I found Andy to be extremely patient and responsive to my multitude of questions about the fee schedules and returns of Mutual Funds, RRSP’s, RESP’s, and Tax Free Savings Accounts. My experience over the years has been that big banks and many financial advisers evade fee questions and are either unwilling or unable to answer my questions in layman’s terms. Andy helped me to understand my options and decide what would be best for me for my investments, and I would highly recommend him to anyone l...
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Testimonial: Jackie Morra

Just wanted to say thank you to Andy for giving great advice and options that you won’t usually get from the banks or much place else for that matter. He takes the time to understand your needs and gives advice you can understand and use to make the best decision for your situation. Thanks a lot!Jackie MorraPickering, Ontario
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Testimonial: Lisa Blunt

Andy helped my husband and I with our first mortgage. With low taxable income, and Chip’s new credit in Canada, we were not the easiest situation to market to a bank! We completely trusted Andy, and he found us a mortgage that worked perfectly for us. We are already working with Andy again on a mortgage for our upcoming home purchase. He’s the best!Lisa BluntOakville, Ontario
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Testimonial: Jerome Reid

Among my friends and co-workers I have become know as the “go to guy” for real estate related information (i.e. agents, appraisers, lawyers, mortgage brokers, property managers, etc.). The geek in me enjoys researching and following-up on real estate info and professionals. Only select friends and acquaintances get my researched referral information. I do it not for money but because I remember how frustrating it was meeting a lot of “sharks” out there when I was preparing to build my “power tea...
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Testimonial: Michael Nixon

Basically, my wife and I were in a fairly desperate situation when I approached Andy. Our finances were a mess and we needed a new second mortgage to consolidate our debts. Frankly, I didn’t think it could be done but Andy kept hope and was able to arrange a second mortgage at a good interest rate and with the hope that the future will be even brighter. While it was a difficult process, Andy kept the faith and did a great job. My thanks to Andy.Michael NixonOttawa, Ontario
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