Higher home prices & higher interest rates

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Higher Home PricesHigher home prices & higher interest rates

What people looking to be homebuyers can expect from the current home market headlines in the mass media?

Now that higher home prices & higher interest rates (slightly) than last year’s are becoming rout news, and while the Bank of Canada has kept interest rates with no changes (for now), some people who are currently looking to become home buyers may feel some level of distress even to look deeper into their real financial situation and learning about their possibilities to be approved for the much-needed financing to purchase their home and finally stop renting.

To understand that distress, one needs to consider that salaries and general income have not increased in the same proportion as the home prices in the Greater Toronto area, yet understanding may not be enough to help people become homebuyers, more needs to be done.

Higher Interest RatesAs the mortgage interest rates are also climbing, when being factored, this is perhaps the one factor that should worry the least for now since even after their increase, they still remain very low.

The distress turns from mild to moderate or perhaps severe when is known that renting a home is not cheaper and that available inventory is not even there to satisfy all the needs at a convenient rate for a hard worker two income family who sees that years pass by along with their dream of homeownership

What can certainly help people in this huge financial distress is knowledge,

Media coverage of home prices and affordability are meant to be headlines and run on average tilting at times to stress on the highest levels of the home sales transactions, a sense of impressionism has to be included in that coverage to satisfy ratings that certainly lead to help advertising sales.

Not every family’s financial situation is the same, in fact, every family’s financial situation is unique, is different; Knowing exactly what is or not affordable, what is or not approvable, what is or not convenient, is what matters and what can remove this kind of distress in this kind of situation.

SolutionThe knowledge of the real possibilities to become a homebuyer can be obtained through the practice of a mortgage assessment which is offered free of charge with the intention of building a customer-service relationship.

A decision of whether to continue renting or to buy a home should not be taken lightly and certainly not without fundament nor fear.

Exploring the possibilities regardless of credit should not be considered a waste of time.  The importance of mortgage assessments in the process of home purchase and financial peace of mind, but they are distributors or content, so here is their content

Will opportunities to become a homeowner be better or worse in a few years from now?

The importance of mortgage assessments in the process of home purchase and financial peace of mind is huge, and more people should know it. share it if you will.

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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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A Co-signer story

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A co-signer story Considering co-signers to help your mortgage may be a very smart thing to do in regards to money-saving, however, this advantage may come with some potential risks that may end up consuming some of those savings or even worse, potential legal conflicts.

A good family that I know wanted to buy a house to stop renting, they had been renting for a long while and they wanted to start owning, however, their income was insufficient to prove affordability to a lender that they would be able to repay the requested mortgage. They have saved for their down payment, their credit was ok, It was only the insufficient income.

They approached a good friend in whom they trusted enough to ask to help them being a co-signer so that they could qualify to purchase the home for their family. He would need to commit to their mortgage obligations and responsibilities, except that he wouldn’t be paying the monthly mortgage payments unless the couple couldn’t make them.

The family was able to qualify and purchase their home, they were able to make the payments and live a better life, build some wealth and save more money than when renting. The co-signer was offered a very small percentage of the value of the property for the diligence of being included in the property title.

Suddenly, the good friend that was the father to a teenager passed away, this brought some complications and extra legal work and expenses to the family a couple of years after as they were planning to refinance their mortgage, and they needed to remove the co-signer from the title.

This is an example why it is wise to accept the mortgage protection plan offered with your mortgage.

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Home Trust Secured Visa

Home Trust secured Visa signature

Home Trust Secured Visa, improve, build, rebuild, improve your credit, get all details and apply online.

Learn how it works, apply online now, get your visa in the mail soon.

Helps you improve and control your credit

This Visa reports monthly to both Equifax and Trans-Union.

To assure accurate and timely processing of this application, please review the following:

Security Deposit: The preferred method is to send a personal cheque drawn from your Canadian Bank account; third-party cheques are not acceptable. The minimum deposit amount is $500.00 and the maximum is $10,000. Please make the cheque payable to Home Trust Company.

When providing a personal cheque as a security deposit, if you know that your credit bureau is less than 6 months old, the maximum deposit amount we can accept is $1,500.00. Additionally, please also include a copy of a utility bill (which shows your name/address) or 2 pieces of photo ID (Government issued).

We can also accept a Canadian bank draft or money order. However, with this payment method, you must also include a copy of a recent Bank statement (showing your name, the name of your Financial institution, type of account (i.e., savings, chequing) and your partial account number).

Consumer Proposal: This product is available to clients in a Consumer Proposal; letter of good standing is not required.

Bankruptcy: This product is NOT available to those who are currently bankrupt, however, applicants who have been discharged from bankruptcy can apply at any time, but must include their “Certificate of Discharge” with their completed application.

Secured Visa applications along with their respective deposits/additional documents can be mailed to 145 King Street W, Suite 2300, ATTN Visa Department, Toronto, ON M5H 1J8.

Get control on your own credit, select the Home Trust Secured Visa of your choice:

No Fee Secured Visa CardLower Interests Secured Visa Card
No Fee Home Trust Secure VisaLower Interest Home Trust Secured Visa

Region of Waterloo affordable home ownership

The Region Of WaterlooRegion of Waterloo affordable home ownership offers to allocate for families and individuals with the 5% down payment in a forgivable loan to help them purchase a home with the intention of living in it.

The residential property must be:

  • In the Region of Waterloo
  • A maximum purchase price of $243,300
  • Approved by the region of Waterloo

To be eligible to qualify for this program families and individuals must:

  • Qualify for a mortgage
  • Have a maximum household income of $73,050
  • Be at least 18 years old and currently renting
  • Not own or have an interest in a home
  • Not owe money to a Community Housing landlord
  • Be a legal resident of Canada
  • Intend to have this home as your one and only residence

This is a limited time, limited funding mortgage product.

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Appraisal rebate

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Appraisal rebateAppraisal rebate is an excellent opportunity and limited time offer that can help you save after we consider the reality that there are a number of additional costs when buying a home.

This special appraisal rebate offer is valid through your mortgage agent

For a limited time (valid only until July 31st, 2015) Equity Financial Trust is passing on to borrowers with bruised credit unique savings, this $300.00 appraisal rebate are valid on new deals on purchases and refinances in the following:

Lending Areas:

Urban & suburban marketable properties in Greater Toronto, Golden Horseshoe, Greater Ottawa, Kingston, Belleville, London, Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo and Guelph areas

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Home sale prices in Ontario

Home sale prices in Ontario

Is it really worth it to buy a house? That is a question that some renters that I have come across with have or had, like John and Sue (not real names) from Toronto, who were renting because they never thought that they could buy a house considering their financial situation. After our first meeting at that corner coffee shop (it was very crowded by the way), they felt comfortable enough to take the next step

The next step was, to decide whether to start their mortgage assessment or not, they decided to go ahead as they had nothing to lose and now they own a condo on a 15th floor that is more comfortable than the apartment they were renting and in a safer area; their mortgage payments are currently lower than what they were paying as rent.

The following chart from CHMC, illustrates in a simple way the average home sale prices in Ontario, includes a forecast for the years 2013 & 2014.

What you as a borrower can take from this is that, those who in the past years, were able to invest in a real estate and capable of keeping their investment, have now benefited by the growth of their equity, even through the slow economy that we lived in the past few years.

In the graph, as we observe a steady increase in home sale prices, we should also consider the savings resulting from low mortgage rates (not expressed in the chart below).

The growth of wealth in equity offered by the residential real estate industry, should be considered as a clear message, and an invitation to those who are currently renting, to invest securely and buy their homes now, rather than later.

Situations that prevent renters from buying a home like, low credit, no initial down payment, low income and others can be overcomed with a clear and solid strategy and here is where I can help you.

Home Sale Prices in Ontario

Source CHMC

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Owner occupied rental

Owner Occupied Rental

The owner occupied rental mortgage offers the flexibility needed to own a property while renting a fraction of it to someone else, so you can use the rental income to help repay your mortgage.

The owner occupied rental mortgage is normally used by small but growing families when their own income alone may not be sufficient to qualify for the property you need.

This type of mortgage gives you the advantage to qualify for a bigger property than what you can afford with your income

Not all properties and not all rental agreements may qualify for this type of mortgage, ask me before buying the property.

The owner occupied rental is available for purchases or refinance.

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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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Toronto Mortgage Agent

The Toronto mortgage agent of Mortgage Edge to get your first, second mortgage or line of credit that you need, apply online and deal with many mortgage lenders

Toronto Mortgage agentWe can save you thousands of dollars on your residential mortgage, complete your online application, click on the top right banner now

With me as your TMortgage Broker - Mortgage Edge - Toronto Mortgage agentoronto mortgage agent, you’ll have quick personalized service access to the best lenders and a complete array of mortgage products to get your mortgage loan approved.

Don’t worry about your credit, submit your online application and let’s get it done now!

If you already own a property, request a property value & comparable sales report when you complete your online mortgage assessment

If you are looking for a Toronto mortgage agent or have questions about what type of mortgage you need, call now, or, learn about the following mortgage products

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Reverse mortgageHome Equity Line of CreditCommercial Mortgage

Whether you are looking for a mortgage to purchase a home, refinance your existing mortgage and your other loans or credit cards in order to pay less interest, or if you are looking for a commercial mortgage to finance your business, you can call me to help you get that financing that you seek.

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Request your *mortgage assessment free*, apply online and get a free one on one meeting

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Home equity line of credit

Line of CreditHome equity line of credit is a mortgage loan in which the collateral is the available equity in a property, It could be a first or second mortgage

Learn how to get needed funds from the unused equity in your home with a simple online application today – “Your home equity, your funds”

What can you use your line of credit for?:

  • Consolidate debts.
  • Investments
  • Home Renovations
  • Support family in need
  • Travel en leisure

Apply for your line of credit regardless of your credit score

If it is a second mortgage, the lender doesn’t necessarily have to be the lender which facilitated the first mortgage loan.

Not all lines of credit are equal, “Your credit – Your rate”

Get your home equity line of credit before rates go up!

Ask about the new home equity line of credit just introduced by one of our major lenders to assist you with a quick approval and low rates for excellent credit or not so good credit.

Apply it online, to submit your no commitment application now click here

For a limited time, obtain your free robust Real Estate Valuation Report with your mortgage summary. Submit your online application now

A home equity line of credit can be used to finance business or consolidate commercial and credit card debts, students tuition, funeral expenses, business cash flow, vacations and more

Mortgage assessment application

Assets, debts, and property description to be completed in a separate form

Applicants that will be in the mortgage application

Applicant information

Employment and income of the applicant

If the length of the employment above is less than 3 years please complete the following previous employment information

Presenting supporting income documentation speeds up the process, response & funding time

About the mortgage being requested?

This is a secured mortgage assessment application request


 

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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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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

Whether you enjoy good credit or have bad credit, we can absolutely help you with mortgage approval application process

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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Mortgage brokers

Mortgage EdgeMortgage Edge: a successful group of mortgage brokers in Toronto and servicing the entire province of Ontario with over 25 years of experience helping clients obtain and manage their mortgage with a unique philosophy to serve and protect the consumer

Mortgage agents and Mortgage brokers at Mortgage Edge, are committed to helping you make an informed decision when it comes to your mortgage, considering your personal financial plan and major life goals to grow your wealth, your mortgage will be one of your most important financial tools 

One of our commitments as mortgage agents and mortgage brokers is to advise you considering your personal financial plans, and life goals to grow your wealth, we work hard and smart to protect your interests

What do you need a Mortgage Broker for?

  • Do you need a mortgage advice?
  • Do you need a report on your property to see if you have equity that you can use?
  • Do you need a mortgage refinance?
  • Do you need a first or second mortgage?
  • Do you need a secured line of credit?
  • Do you need to take some equity out of your property?

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Reverse mortgageHome Equity Line of CreditCommercial Mortgage

About myself as your mortgage agent, with certifications from CAAMP (Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals), and years of experience at Mortgage Edge, committed to the consumer and lenders licensed Mortgage brokers & regulated by the Financial services commission of Ontario I am also a member of IMBA (Independent Mortgage Brokers Association), we  observe our code of ethics and a deep customer protection philosophy .

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