Your mortgage term is coming to an end which means your mortgage is up for renewal and it’s time to re-negotiate your rate (groan). Trust us when we say, look at this time as an opportunity. Here’s our steps to prepare you for your mortgage renewal, so that you’ll get through it like a pro (and hopefully with some savings in hand!).
Attention home buyers: A new round of restrictions has been proposed for the insurers of high-ratio mortgages. Called OSFI B21, they could impact your ability to buy. Here’s what you need to know.
If you REALLY want to save money, forget about scanning the discount flyers and bringing your lunch to work, just take a look at your mortgage to get the biggest bang for your buck, says RateSupermarket.ca, Canada’s go-to-website for comparing mortgage rates. In three simple steps homeowners with a $300,000 mortgage can save $65,541 over 25 years. It’s all laid out in this handy infographic.
All you want is the best mortgage product at the best possible rate, so you aren’t wasting money on paying higher interest charges then you have to on what is probably be the largest debt of your life. Is that too much to ask for? Here’s a few tips on how to negotiate the best mortgage deal.
That’s right, we’re telling you not to sign your bank’s renewal letter, even though it’s so easy to do! Here are 5 reasons why you should force yourself to set fire to your mortgage renewal letter, or at the very least recycle it.
It’s no fun cleaning the gutters but it’s even worse getting declined by the bank. Here are some pointers that might help improve your chances of getting approved for you mortgage refinance.
One of the questions we hear most is – when should I break my current mortgage to get a better rate? Yes, the grass is always greener on the other side (especially when it seams like everyone has a better rate than you do). But when it comes to your mortgage, it’s best to weigh out the costs first to determine if it’s worth it.
CTV’s Pat Foran, profiled a customer who had a misunderstanding with TD Bank about the size of her mortgage penalty for breaking her mortgage contract. RateSupermarket.ca’s, Kelvin Mangaroo, commented on the different mortgage penalties and that consumers need to be aware that the interest rate differential could add up to thousands of dollars. For more …
After the Bank of Canada interest rate hike last week, the CTV’s Pat Foran, did a story on some misunderstandings about the dreaded mortgage penalty. Many Canadians believe that the penalty to get out of your mortgage early is typically 3 month’s interest. However, it really depends on the lender and type of mortgage you …
Today’s economic climate is beset by the unpredictable daily rise and fall of the stock markets, changing laws and regulations, along with shifting interest rates and bond yields which directly impact mortgage rates. With the US saddled in uncertainty and the Canadian markets unsure about the future, most lenders in Canada have tightened their loan …