Mortgage Articles

First-Time Homebuyer

Tips for home-buying success

Make sure you have all your financial pieces in place so that you're ready to make an offer when you see your perfect home.

Choosing your home-buying team

Before you sign on the dotted line, ensure you have the team of experts you need to make your home purchase smooth and successful.

The borrowing process

Wondering if you'll qualify for a mortgage? Find out what lenders look for when they review your financial information.

Building a good credit history

7 simple ways to build and maintain a solid credit history.

Existing Homeowner

Own a home, not a mortgage

Discover easy ways to cut years off your mortgage without feeling the pinch.

Things to consider before you move

Whether you're thinking about moving to a bigger home or smaller one, here are some important considerations to keep in mind.

Switching your mortgage to Scotiabank

6 smart questions to ask before you renew your mortgage.

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Financing your home renovations

From Scotiabank credit cards to lines of credit to home equity loans – you can find financing options that suit any size renovation.

Eco-friendly home renovations

Discover a range of ideas, resources and financing options to help you make your home greener.

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Buying Another Property

Purchasing an investment property

A few things to consider before you invest in real estate.

Buying a cottage

Thinking about a home away from home? Check out your mortgage options and other financing solutions that can help you make it happen.


Buying a second property

From using home equity to getting a new mortgage, we have a solution that can help you finance a second home.

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Contact us

Make an appointment with a Home Financing Advisor

Talk to a Home Financing Advisor on the phone or at a location of your choice.

Apply online with eHOME

You can be pre-approved, search for a home, and get a mortgage all in one place with Scotiabank’s online mortgage application process.

Visit an advisor at your branch

Talk to a Scotiabank Financial Advisor at one of our branches to learn more about STEP and Scotia Mortgage Protection.