It would appear that qualifying for mortgages when you have 20% down or more is going to get a bit more "stressful" on June 1st, 2021. This the date that OSFI has planned for its proposal for a tougher minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages to be in force. As planned, homebuyers/owners will need to … Continue reading Stress Test Increase
When you refinance your home, or even when you are switching mortgage lenders and your mortgage is uninsured, the mortgage lender will require an appraisal on the property to confirm your property's current value. Your home is one of your largest assets so of course you want it to appraise high within your current market. … Continue reading Preparing Your Home For A Successful Appraisal
Many mortgage lenders have re-introduced the cash back mortgage, to help buyers and current home owners at a time when people need it the most.
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Here are 3 things you can do to give you some financial reprieve during these uncertain times. 1. Reduce your monthly mortgage payment. There are two ways to do this. a) If you are making accelerated bi weekly payments, change it to biweekly. Accelerated essentially pays an additional month of mortgage payments per year., by … Continue reading How to alter your mortgage to give yourself some financial reprieve
As your trusted mortgage adviser's we are absolutely committed to doing everything we can to help you if you are experiencing difficulty making your mortgage payments. These are unprecedented times, incredibly volatile and information is being adjusted, changed, clarified on a daily basis. I hope the information provided here can provide some help and please … Continue reading COVID-19-What Home Owners Need to Know
The changes announced in this blog, have been postponed. With the impact on the economy from COVID-19, the regulators have decided to wait on any changes. It is worth to note that at this time the Stress Test has lowered with most mortgage lenders and today (March 31st, 2020) it is currently 5.04%. Previous post … Continue reading POSTPONED- Changes to the Mortgage Stress Test
The thought of putting on your parka and heading out into -25 degree weather deters even the most strong willed Edmonton and Sherwood Park home buyers. With colder weather, people naturally tend to hibernate indoors. This is a great advantage to a first time home buyer, or a buyer who can buy first and sell … Continue reading Top 3 Reason’s To Buy in Edmonton This Winter
There is a lot of interest in the New Canadian First Time Home Buyers Incentive Program. This program is shared equity program designed to make first time home buying more affordable. See our video to have a better understanding, and don't forget to visit: placetocallhome.ca for more information.
For most people, a mortgage is going to be one of the largest debts they manage in their lifetime. With this in mind when mortgage lenders are looking at an application they have to consider if an applicant has demonstrated a history to borrow and repay. The thicker and longer the history, means overall less … Continue reading Good Credit