There are many Canadians whose mortgages are up for renewal this year. In 2014 the average discounted 5 year fixed rate was 2.81%, compare that with today's best averaging around 3.64% and its no wonder that many Canadians are worried about their mortgage payments on their upcoming renewals. Over 3/4 of renewing mortgage holders are … Continue reading Does your mortgage renew this year?
When you purchase a home, your name is on your land title as being the owner of the property and any other interests in the property- such as a mortgage- will also go on title. We assume that all mortgages are registered the same- however there are very big differences between a standard mortgage charge … Continue reading A Collateral Mortgage is not a Standard Mortgage
By now you likely have heard of the new B20 mortgage rule updates set by the Federal Government in October of 2016 and the increase in premium in default mortgage insurance in March of 2017 and the newest addition to conventional mortgages that came into effect January 1 of this year. The Office of the … Continue reading Insured, Insurable and Uninsurable
Many people believe that the lowest rate mortgage is the best kind. While there is obviously merit to saving on interest, rate is not the only variable that can save or cost you money. There are real reasons as to why a broker will tell you that there is more to the question- what is … Continue reading The Down-Low on the Lowest Rate
A Monoline lender, by definition, is a mortgage lender that focuses on lending money for one purpose: mortgages. It's that simple. Monolines are secure mortgage lenders. They are big players in the mortgage industry with billion of dollars in mortgage funds invested by the Big Banks, Life Insurance and Trust Companies. They follow the same … Continue reading What is a Monoline?
Is Your Mortgage Coming Up For Renewal? Are you aware of when your mortgage is coming up for renewal? If not, it is a good idea to find out when it is. If you’re like most Canadians, it’s something that we would like to forget, or keep in the back of your mind. With … Continue reading Options at Renewal
Welcome to our first blog! We are mortgage brokers and are passionate about what we do. Danielle and Crystal are sisters we are the Mortgage Sisters West! As mortgage brokers we don't work for a specific bank or lender (we like our independence!) but rather we are affiliated with 50 different lending institutions and banks … Continue reading Our first blog post!