Open or Closed? Do you know which option is right for you? Closed mortgages provide lower interest rates than open mortgages. Nonetheless, open mortgages include a smaller amount of fees. What is a Closed Mortgage? Closed mortgages cannot be prepaid, renegotiated or refinanced prior to maturation without paying a penalty. The majority of closed mortgages do provide a little flexibility … Read More
Ottawa’s latest round of mortgage policies could have quite the impact on current homeowners, especially those shouldering a large amount of debt. If you have a mortgage and are planning to refinance or renew in the coming months, you could be in for a bumpy ride. The two factors that will most impact your experience? Whether or not you plan … Read More
Before you set out to secure the lowest mortgage rate available, you’ll need to make an important decision concerning your payment term. Almost every new mortgage customer struggles when it comes to deciding their amortization schedule. While some customers prefer the lower monthly costs of a long-term mortgage, other’s want to pay off their loan as quickly as possible. So, … Read More
Historically low interest rates are making it easier for Canadians to enter the real estate market. Why continue to rent when a mortgage payment could be less than your current monthly lease? If you’re considering the here and now, buying makes perfect sense. With the help of a seasoned mortgage broker, you can easily secure a best rate mortgage that’s … Read More
The Canadian mortgage market experienced a number of changes this past year. There were some ups and there were certainly some downs. The following are some of the biggest trends from the past year, and how we expect the market to unfold in 2012.
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