Ontario Land Transfer Tax

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Ontario Land Transfer Tax

Ontario Land Transfer TaxOntario Land Transfer Tax is charged to the homebuyer and applies whenever a land or an interest in land in Ontario is purchased,

The applicant buyer pays the Ontario’s land transfer tax at the time of purchase, the term “land” includes any buildings, buildings to be constructed, and fixtures (such as light fixtures, built-in appliances, and cabinetry).

Land transfer tax is normally based on the amount paid for the land, in addition to the amount remaining on any mortgage or debt assumed as part of the arrangement to buy the land.

In some cases, land transfer tax is based on the fair market value of the land, for example, where:

  • The transfer of a lease with a remaining term that can exceed 50 years
  • The transfer of land is from a corporation to one of its shareholders, or
  • The transfer of land is to a corporation if shares of the corporation are issued.

Current Ontario Land Transfer Tax rates as of January 1, 2017

Current Ontario Land Transfertax RateFirst-time homebuyers rebate

Up to December 31, 2016, first-time homebuyers qualify for up to 2,000 land transfer tax rebate.

Ontario Land Transfer Tax rates as of January 1, 2017

Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rate

From January 1st, 2017 onwards, the new Ontario Land Transfer Tax for first-time home-buyers will be exempted on the first 368,000 of a land purchase price and first-time home-buyers will also be eligible for up to a 4,000 tax rebate on the non-exempted amount.

Also from January 1st, 2017 the new Ontario Land Transfer Tax rate increases on properties which purchase price exceeds 2 Million, the increase is to 2.5% from a 2%.

An appraisal of the properties before the purchase is most likely going to be ordered.

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Peel region affordable housing

Home in Peel regionThe Home in Peel Affordable Ownership Program is designed to provide low to moderate income residents who are currently renting in the Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon or Mississauga) the opportunity to qualify for down payment loan assistance to buy a home.

The program assists eligible applicants who have a total annual gross income of $87,800 or less, per household income, to purchase a resale home in the Region of Peel that does not exceed a purchase price of $330,000.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and cannot already own a home, or interest in a home, inside or outside of Canada.

Approved applicants are eligible for a $20,000 down payment assistant for the purchase price of an eligible home located in the Region of Peel. This is a secured forgivable loan for down payment assistance only; applicants are responsible for all other related closing costs including, but not limited to the deposit, home inspection fee, lawyer’s fees, land transfer costs, title search, possible land and/or municipal property tax payments, and any other unanticipated costs.

Should no default occur, the down payment loan will become forgivable on the 20th-anniversary date of the purchase of the home.

This program is currently suspended.

If you are interested in this program, fill up the next form to enroll in a call back list to be notified when and if the program is reinstated.

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Non owner occupied rental mortgage

Non Owner Occupied Rental

The non owner occupied rental mortgage loans help you qualify by adding the monthly rental income to your current income. As a result you are able to purchase or refinance a rented property and let the property pay for itself with the rent

Scenario: You currently have a steady job or business, a decent credit score, some savings but no time to start another business or job, and you would like to earn residual income from a real estate property.

The non-owner occupied rental mortgage is designed for those who would like to become real estate investors.

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Mortgage News

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Mortgage News

Mortgage NewsMortgage News is intended to inform you and help you and add a space for comments and opinions on the news.

Being a Toronto Mortgage Agent, most of the mortgage news to be posted will be those that immediately affect the mortgage market in Toronto.

Bank of Canada conventional mortgage rate for 5 years stays at 5.24%

Housing starts Stats in Ontario registered a 10%+ increase in the total of new housing start during the month of September 2012 compared to the same month in 2011 according CHMC

Quarterly house price survey in Toronto on the third quarter of 2012 in a two-storey shows a 5.4% increase compared to the same period in 2011 to an average price of 660,115 and a 5.9% Increase on detached bungalows to a new price of 558,900

 

 

 

Mortgage

MortgageMortgage is a registered agreement in a land titles office where security interest in a specific real property is held by a lender as a security for debt repayment by the borrower, a debt pledge

Each mortgage is a claim against the property; should the property be sold or foreclosed each claim is satisfied in order

What kind of mortgage can I help you with?

MortgageSecond MortgageRefinance
Reverse mortgageHome Equity Line of CreditCommercial Mortgage

First mortgage: is the first loan registered in the title against the property

Second Mortgage: Is the loan that is registered second in time in the title against the property, is normally used to trade high credit card debts that carry high-interest rates for a low mortgage rate that eventually will reduce the cost of borrowing making it easier to eliminate that debt

A Mortgage can be conventional or high ratio
Conventional mortgage: Usually when a borrower contributes a 20+% of the value of the property
High ratio mortgage: Usually when a borrower contributes less than a 20% of the value of the property

A Mortgage can be open or closed:
Open: Allows the borrower to repay all or part of the principal at any time without penalties
Closed: Does not allow any prepayments or early repayments of the mortgage

There are different types of mortgage loans because they try to satisfy different needs according to the borrower’s lifestyles and affordability.

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New To Canada Mortgage

 

New To CanadaNew to Canada Mortgage is for people who have immigrated or relocated to Canada within 60 months, offers credit record or history flexibility, lower down payment required than a conventional mortgage.

The New to Canada  mortgage is for the new immigrants that have obtained landed status and have not already owned a house It presents the opportunity to start owning a home instead of renting.

The following are some borrower qualifications for the New to Canada Mortgage:

  • High ratio secured mortgage loans with only 5% Down payment from own resources; For LTV’s less than 95%, the remainder may be gifted from an immediate family member or from a corporate subsidy. (3 years landed immigrant)
  • Or Conventional unsecured mortgage loan with 35% Down payment or more from own resources.
  • Amortization up to 30 years in Conventional & 25 years insured mortgages
  • No 3rd party/Guarantors

  • Number of units, Max 2

  • Must provide valid work permit or verification of landed immigrant status

  • International Credit Report or 2 alternative sources of credit

  • Bank reference letter or 6 months bank statements
  • 3 months minimum full-time employment in Canada (borrowers being transferred under a corporate relocation program are exempt)
  • All debts held outside of the country must be included in the total debt servicing ratio (Rental income earned outside of Canada is to be excluded from the GDS/TDS calculation)
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Zero down payment mortgage

Zero down paymentZero down payment mortgage is a Mortgage loan offered by only some lenders that offer a 5% cash back, that can be used towards the down payment.

It helps realize the dream of home ownership even before the down payment has been saved.

If you are currently renting and prefer to own your own home, but you haven’t been able to save enough for your down payment, this is your chance call now

To qualify for a Zero down payment mortgage you to have good credit (read below), a steady source of income that can show your capacity to repay the loan, (we’ll do the math together) and savings of about a 1.5% of the value of the property that you are seeking to purchase

These mortgage loans are not available for borrowers that:

  • Are prior bankrupts, consumer proposals, collections or repossession
  • Have high credit cards or other consumer loan debt with no assets and no evidence that they can save
  • Have no assets to show for the length of their working career

 Visit also low credit score mortgage 

* Subject to availability

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First mortgage

First MortgageFirst mortgage is the first loan registered on the real estate title.

Looking to buy your first home?

Save thousands on your first mortgage, know your options & get approved

Other mortgage loans can also be registered on the same property title, they would be called second or third mortgages

Reading the following will help you get approved when applying for your first mortgage

You are excited about buying your home and wouldn’t like disappointments, if this is the case read the following:

  • Is smart to have your mortgage assessment practiced before you start viewing homes, that way you’ll know what you can or can’t afford.
  • Learn about the unique advantages you are entitled to if you are a first time home buyer
  • Learn about your credit and mortgage loans and credit score
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