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Rent-to-own for beginners (3/7)

How is the price set for rent-to-own?

If have found the home for rent-to-own and need advice on setting the end price, contact the mimortgage team today. To get pre-approved today, apply now through our secure online website or speak to one of our agents at (866) 452-1100.

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March Break = Maple Syrup Time!

March Break + Maple Syrup = Good Times

With the chance of milder weather as we move into March, families everywhere want to get out to enjoy the Maple Syrup festivals.

Its also March Break!

The good news is the Maple Sap starts to run during March Break, so families have extra time to be together enjoying the outdoors, sampling the first Maple Syrup of the season and just being together.

Here are a few of the top Local Maple Syrup Festivals.

Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival-Oshawa Maple Syrup Festival

March 81-16 March Break

Weekends March 22/23 March 29/30



Brooks Farms-Mount Albert  

Open March 1st for the Maple Syrup Season

Weekends from March 1st

Open for all of March Break                             Maple Syrup festivals Ontario

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

Free Admission to the Festival on March 29th and 30th 2014


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YMCA Strong Kids Megathon

Help David Support YMCA Strong Kids!

On Saturday March 1st 2014, I will be taking on a one-of-a-kind Personal Best Fitness Challenge in an effort to fundraise in support of the YMCA StrongKids Campaign, which helps give more children, teens and adults the chance to learn to swim, find work, stay healthy, play basketball and just have fun!

I’m hoping you’ll consider helping me build healthier communities across the GTA by supporting me in my Personal Best Fitness Challenge!

“I will be running 26.2 miles—the distance of a full marathon            around the City of Oshawa with my team of Chris McBride,               Kyle Cosby & Blake Arscott.

By participating in this year’s YMCA Megathon, I am hoping to raise at  least $1000.00 to help make this happen. But I can’t do this alone!

Click on the “PLEDGE ME” button below to make a difference in communities across the GTA today.
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Thanks for your support!  

David Hetti

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Oshawa Home and Garden Show 2014

See you at the Oshawa Home and Garden Show!

The team at Mortgage Intelligence will be hosting a booth at the Home and Garden show. We hope you’ll stop by.

We will be having several draws so come and fill in a ballot and meet the members of Durham Largest Mortgage Intelligence team.

Metroland Home and Garden show 2014

We will be at the Home and Garden Show from

Friday March 7th at 1pm until Sunday at 5Pm.

Let us help you find a way to finance your renovation or landscape project!  We have a few awesome options to share with you. You can also take advantage of our unbelievable rate specials so it won’t cost the earth to update your home.

Need tickets, here you go!  Show Tickets

Do you have a question? Please use the from below and we will be delighted to respond.

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Moving To Port Perry

Port Perry

Welcome to Port Perry! Port Perry’s population has been counted at a little over9500 and growing. There are over Port Perry Ontario350 merchants and stores in the town and over 15 bed and breakfasts for travelers looking for that cozy place to stay.  There is a cruise boat that will take you on a tour of Lake Scugog and a marina that allows you to park your own tour boat if need be. For the more restless at heart there is a casino just on the outskirts of town a number of pubs to stop in at for a pint and some entertainment. There is also a winery, a town hall and a town ghost. It’s the perfect place to be!

Scugog Shores Historical Museum and Archives is dedicated to preserving the history and pre-history of the Lake Scugog area.

Experience life in an earlier time. Eleven authentically restored buildings in a peaceful rural setting are furnished to reflect mid to late nineteenth century. Realistic displays recreate the lifestyles, commerce and industry of the period. Come tour the village buildings and enjoy a pleasant stroll through our heritage gardens. 

Downtown Port Perry is more than shopping – it is an experience; one that attracts thousands of visitors each year. The pristine Victorian architecture is what gives our downtown its unique charm. The historic buildings host an eclectic mix of business including retail merchants, restaurants, attractions, financial institutions and professional services. 

Port Perry promises the perfect day trip for anyone looking to indulge in a little shopping or entertainment. One stroll down our Victorian streets lined with beautiful shops overlooking the shores Lake Scugog is all the convincing you’ll need! Port Perry is the perfect escape.

The merchants and businesses located in Downtown Port Perry make up our Business Improvement Area (BIA). This dedicated group of entrepreneurs is committed to making every visit to Downtown Port Perry an experience to remember. From the beautifully appointed facades and window displays to the friendly, personalized service, we savour every moment you spend with us.

Port Perry is a great place to live, especially if you enjoy an active life. “Your Durham Mortgage Solutions Team” makes it possible to buy a cottage or a permanent home on the shores of Lake Scugog.  We work and live in Durham, so we know the towns like Port Perry that make up this fantastic Region. Won’t you come to Port Perry for the charm and stay for the lifestyle. Let us make it happen.

Port Perry Mortgages

Let Port Perry Mortgage Brokers Get The Best Pre-Approval Mortgage Rate

Getting pre-approval is an important first step when buying a home and Port Perry mortgage brokers are there to help you every step of the way. We provide an online Mortgage Intelligence application form right on our website for your convenience and we’ll submit it to one of our lenders for the best pre-approval fixed or variable rates available. Whether you’re buying your first home or your next home, let us help relieve some of the stress so you can concentrate on finding the right home that fits your budget and lifestyle.

Port Perry Mortgage Services offer the best mortgage rates and more

When you’re looking for a company that offers a host of mortgage options for renewals and refinancing, or home purchases and commercial mortgages, Port Perry Mortgage Services can deliver. We have established good working relationships with both traditional lending institutions and private lenders so we can always offer our clients the best mortgage rates available. Our Mortgage Intelligence services also include free mortgage calculators, informative videos and weekly e-rates, to name just a few.

Port Perry Mortgage Rates Can Include Private Mortgage Loans

Even when people have experienced financial difficulties and suffer from a poor credit rating, they still need financing for a mortgage. Here at Mortgage Intelligence, we understand that some borrowers need alternate financing options and that’s why we work with a diverse group of private lenders to find the right mortgage solution at the best Port Perry mortgage rates. We also understand there are variable and fixed rates and fees associated with private lending and we’ll explain every detail of your private mortgage application with you. Remember, there’s no fee if you’re not approved, so apply online and let’s get started!

Apply today, start saving tomorrow!

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Whitby Ontario, A Great Place To Live

 Are you Moving to Whitby?

Whitby (now the Town of Whitby) was named after the seaport town of Whitby, in Yorkshire England. In addition to Whitby, Yorkshire, the Town of Whitby is also officially twinned with Longueuil Quebec and Feldkirch, Austria.

Whitby, Ontario

When the township was originally surveyed in 1792, the surveyor, from the northern part of England, named the townships east of Toronto after towns in northeastern England: York, Scarborough, Pickering, Whitby and Darlington. The original name of “Whitby” is Danish dating from about 867 CE when the Danes invaded Britain. It is a contraction of “Whitteby,” meaning “White Village.” The allusion may be to the white lighthouse on the pier at Whitby, Yorkshire, and also at Whitby, Ontario.’ Although settlement dates back to 1800, it was not until 1836 that a downtown business center was established by Whitby’s founder Peter Perry.

Whitby’s chief asset was its fine natural harbor on Lake Ontario, from which grain from the farmland to the north was first shipped in 1833. In the 1840s a road was built from Whitby Harbor to Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay to bring trade and settlement through the harbor to and from the rich hinterland to the north.

Whitby is also the site of Trafalgar Castle School,  a private girls’ school founded in 1874. The building, constructed as an Elizabethan-style castle in 1859–62 as a private residence for the Sheriff of Ontario County, is a significant architectural landmark and Whitby’s only provincial historic site marked with a plaque. The school celebrated its 125th anniversary in 1999.

Situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario, Whitby is the fastest growing municipality in the Region of Durham. This progressive community of 92,000 offers residents a lifestyle characterized by a small town atmosphere in conjunction with the amenities of a large urban center.  The Town of Whitby maintains a strong and diverse industrial base that covers a wide range of industries such as plastics, packaging, automotive, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications.

As Whitby continues to grow, so has “Your MiMortgageTeam”. We are a Mortgage force of 11 full-time Licensed Mortgage Agents serving all of Durham Region and the GTA. We are known to have the experience, knowledge and manpower to help everyone who needs financing, whether it’s for a home, a business or a recreational property.  We’re your one-stop office when you need a mortgage. Contact us today.

Whitby Mortgage Brokers Offer Intelligent Mortgage Solutions

Residents throughout Durham Region deserve intelligent mortgage solutions and that’s what we offer here at Mortgage Intelligence. That means we look after residential and commercial mortgages, as well as variable rates and fixed mortgage rates for refinances, second mortgages and private loans. We stand behind our name. Give us a call and let Whitby Mortgage Brokers get started looking for an intelligent mortgage solution that fits your budget and lifestyle.

Whitby Mortgage Services Meets All Your Financial Needs

We’re proud to offer our clients a wide range of diverse Whitby mortgage services from residential and commercial mortgages at competitive fixed rates, to second mortgages and other types of refinancing for your home or cottage. Our team of Mortgage Brokers offers a fully automated lending environment so you can go online and fill out our secure application form anytime of the day or night when it’s convenient for you. We strive to make Mortgage Intelligence your one-stop financing solution.

Whitby Mortgage Rates And The Mortgage Calculators You Need

Need help figuring out how much of a down payment is good enough for a new home in Whitby or another location in Durham Region? We have everything you need right here including our free Mortgage Intelligence calculators. These mortgage tools help you to determine how much money you can borrow, calculate mortgage payments and interest savings and compare amortization periods. You’ll find all the information you need on the mortgage products we offer at the best Whitby Mortgage rates available. Our experienced mortgage agents are ready with advice for all your financial needs.

Contact us Today.  We’re your Mortgage Brokers in Whitby!


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Pickering, A Great Place To Live


Pickering began as a village and grew to be the gateway to Durham Region!

There is great ethnic diversity within the Pickering today. It is a center for living, working and play within the Durham Region.

pickering ontarioPickering  Ontario has experienced rapid growth in the post-war period. Between 1996 and 2009, the municipality experienced a growth rate of 12 percent (78,989 people to 100,273). Population growth has slowed considerably in recent years, growing only slightly between the 2001 and 2006 census. By 2023, Pickering will be home to nearly 170,000 residents. The province of Ontario has also designated Pickering as one of two municipalities in Durham Region as an urban growth center.  With the Go Transit system, the 401 and 407 Highways, Pickering is linked to the GTA.

Pickering is home to the Pickering Nuclear Station an eight-reactor facility with a capacity of 4,120 megawatts. The first station, Pickering A, opened with four reactors in 1971. Ontario Power Generation the plants’ operator, is the largest single employer in the city. In 2001, the wind-powered OPG 7 Commemorative Turbine was opened on the generating station site.

A number of manufacturers are also located in the city. Major employers include Yorkville Sound  (audio equipment), the Canadian headquarters of Purdue Pharma (pharmaceuticals and health & beauty products), Hubbell Canada (electrical equipment), PSB-Speakers-Lenbrook (stereo equipment) and Eco-Tec Inc. (industrial water purification and chemical recovery systems).

Great Shopping, Pickering Town Center, Schools, Places of Worship abound in Pickering and it’s location on the shore of Lake Ontario provide great outdoor entertainment.  A wide variety of restaurants, sports facilities and historic sites round out the activities that Pickering has to offer.

Pickering is a founding member of the Durham Strategic Energy Alliance or DSEA. The nucleus of the DSEA is primarily Pickering businesses such as Ontario Power Generation, Veridian, Wardrop Engineering, AECL, Intellimeter, Areva and Eco-Tec.

Pickering is a great place to live and as a provider of Mortgage Solutions to all of Durham Region we want you to know that we’re “MiMortgage Team” in Pickering.  

Pickering Mortgages

Pickering Mortgage Brokers can offer the best mortgage rates to suit your needs

Whether you need mortgage financing to buy a home, refinance, or to purchase a commercial or investment property, you want the best mortgage rates and our team of Pickering mortgage agents have access to hundreds of mortgage options to match your specific needs. Our Mortgage Intelligence website explains the mortgage application process in simple terms and offers other great features to educate borrowers about the different mortgage types and rates that are available.

Pickering Mortgage Services Covers All The Bases

We want to share our financial knowledge with you and help make the mortgage process as easy as possible. Our Pickering Mortgage Service covers all the bases from first and second mortgage financing at fixed rates, to commercial and investment lending and reverse mortgages for seniors. Our online Mortgage Intelligence application form saves time by letting you apply for mortgage financing from the comfort of your own home and our full-time licensed mortgage agents are trained to guide borrowers through the application process, from start to finish. Let’s get started today!

Weekly E-Rates Keep You Up To Date On All Pickering Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Intelligence professionals are dedicated to finding the best Pickering mortgage rates for our clients throughout Durham Region. With access to over fifty lenders across the country, we can offer the right mortgage products at the best fixed or variable rates and terms to suit your personal mortgage needs. Many of our clients want to be proactive when it comes to rate shopping and signing up for our weekly e-rates will keep you up-to-date on all the current rates.

Contact us Today. We are your Mortgage Brokers in Pickering!


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Durham Region, A Great Place To Live!

Are You Moving to Durham Region?

Moving to Durham Region

The Regional Municipality of Durham, encompassing one-thousand square miles, is comprised of eight area municipalities each with its own elected Mayor and Council from whom are drawn the 28 members of Regional Council. The population is approximately 500,000 in the entire the Region of Durham.

Walk through buildings used in the filming of “Road to Avonlea,” and “Anne of Green Gables,” while you peek into the lives of settlers from the 18th century.  Stop in for a relaxing dinner at an Uxbridge restaurant and experience the flavor of the community. Stay at one of the local bed and breakfasts and discover the rural locations that gave inspiration to the writing of L.M. Montgomery.

Sample the fresh taste of fruits and vegetables grown at Archibald Orchards & Estate Winery. Stay and sample wine or play a round of golf at Cider House Golf Course.  Tyrone Mills practices the same methods of the last century to produce lumber and apple cider. Purchase some warm apple cider doughnuts.  Drop into Brooklin for lunch at one of the local tea houses or restaurants. A quick trip north brings you to Ocala Orchards Farm Winery to sample their award-winning wines.. Enjoy shopping in the Victorian village of Port Perry.

From the grand estate of R. Samuel McLaughlin, founder of General Motors of Canada, to The Robert McLaughlin Gallery and the McLaughlin Plaque at the site of the old family homestead, Durham Region truly has a history deeply connected to the automotive industry and the generosity of this well-known family. The Canadian Automotive Museum shows the evolution of the automobile with vehicles dating from 1898 to 1981 on display and is located in an original 1920’s car dealership. Plan to have dinner at Haugen’s Chicken & Rib BBQ in Manchester during one of their regular Wednesday night Classic Car Cruises held throughout the summer and be sure to check out the racing schedule at Mosport International Raceway.

Durham Region is a diverse area, and “Your MiMortgage Team, is a diverse team of 11 full time Mortgage Agents who understand the needs of the residents of Durham Region.

We have associated ourselves with many professionals throughout the Durham Region to bring you the best mortgage and homeowner resources available anywhere.


Durham Region Mortgages

Durham Region Mortgage Brokers Work For Their Clients

At Mortgage Intelligence, we know our customers want more than just great rates from the many different lenders we work with. They also want a selection of mortgage products to suit their specific needs when it comes to residential and commercial mortgages, second mortgages, private mortgage loans and easy refinancing. As independent Durham Region Mortgage Brokers we work for you, not the lenders, to find the best mortgage rates and terms. One look at the testimonials section on our website will prove we have a good track record with our clients.

Durham Region Mortgage Services Offer More Than Just Great Rates

When you’re buying a home or investment property or need mortgage refinancing, every penny counts and because we deal with over fifty national lenders, we can almost always offer a wide range of suitable mortgage options at very competitive fixed or variable rates. But there’s more to the professional Durham Region Mortgage Services. We are a team of 11 full-time experienced Mortgage Brokers and Agents ready to share everything we know about getting you the right mortgage at the best rate.

Durham Region Mortgage Rates And Mortgage Approvals

One of the best reasons to use our safe and secure Mortgage Intelligence online application form when you’re looking to obtain low interest Durham Region Mortgage Rates to purchase or refinance is the fact that we can secure the rate of your pre-approved mortgage for up to 120 days from the application date. Our access to national mortgage partners even allows us to offer unadvertised discounts on five-year mortgages at fixed rates. Our team of licensed mortgage agents have different areas of financing expertise to meet all our clients’ needs and our combined experience works to deliver mortgage approvals.

Contact us Today.  We’re your Mortgage Brokers in Durham Region!