For many, home ownership is a good step towards building a financial nest egg, but what happens when traditional lenders won’t approve you for a mortgage? Until recently, only about 4-5% percent of mortgages in Canada have been from private lenders, but as stricter rules have come into effect, we are seeing that number starting to rise. (more…)
Refinancing your mortgage is a great way to take utilize your home’s equity, to take advantage of lower interest rates, consolidate debt, and save money. But it can also cost you money if you do it in the wrong way or with the wrong lender! Before you refinance, it is always best to meet with an independent Mortgage Professional like myself, to make sure you are getting the right product for your current and future needs.
Before you choose to refinance your Mortgage, you should know these 5 things; (more…)
Most mortgage borrowers don’t know what a collateral mortgage is. When a lender registers your mortgage they can either register it as a “Collateral charge” or a “Conventional Mortgage Charge”. There are several lender’s who have done Collateral only mortgages for the last 8+ years so you may very well be in a collateral mortgage without knowing it. So what does this mean to you?
1.something pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default.
synonyms: security, surety, guarantee, guaranty, insurance, indemnity, indemnification; backing
“she put up her house as collateral for the loan”
The definition of collateral is self explanatory, however the way it works in mortgage lending is a more of a “Readvanceable Loan”. Let me explain the difference between Collateral and Conventional.
There are many type’s of mortgages available in the Canada’s Lending Market, which makes being a home buyer an overwhelming process. That is why using a Mortgage Agent is always advised as we will take the time to explain your options and help find you the right mortgage product for your current and future needs. At AKAL Mortgages Inc., we have made a list that will hopefully help you understand what is right for you. This list comprises some of the most common types of mortgages available in Halton, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding area’s. (more…)
Most adults have several different types of debt; Credit card, car loan, line of credit, and the biggest one, your mortgage. There is nothing wrong with this, but we have to be careful to use these credit lines properly, to know what the product is, and whether you are getting the best product for your needs.(more…)
These suggestions can help you avoid the stress and blockades that many borrowers have faced along the route to approval.
If you don’t already know, getting pre-qualified is always the very first step that should be taken! However, even before the per-qualification, you need to make sure you have all your ducks in a row! (more…)