Typical Lending Criteria For The Self-Employed

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Two things to keep in mind Most self-employed persons have a more difficult time getting pre-approved for a mortgage. The ideal image of a borrower by most lenders is one who has a stable job and thus a consistent stream of income as part of a regular pay cheque. Self-employed individuals rarely have this luxury. If you would like to … Read More

Loophole May Make Credit Unions the Better Mortgage Option

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New mortgage guidelines aimed at Canada’s sizzling real estate market might not be as ironclad as Finance Minister Mark Carney may have hoped. That’s because credit unions, which are provincially regulated, are not under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI). This loophole may provide community credit unions with an important competitive advantage and borrowers … Read More

What Will the Budget Bring?

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According to a report in the Globe and Mail, next week’s highly anticipated federal budget should only contain “modest” spending reductions and little to no intervention in the housing market. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered these and other comments outside of a volunteer firefighter station in Ottawa last Thursday. During the announcement, Mr. Flaherty stated that he would like to … Read More

More Rules Rumoured for Hot Canadian Real Estate Market

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The Government of Canada is considering imposing stricter rules on mortgages due to the nation’s seemingly overvalued housing market. Bank of Canada’s Governor, Mark Carney, and Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, have been focused on the nation’s rising debt load for more than a year, stating that things must change in order to avoid serious economic repercussions. Ironically, instead of encountering … Read More

How to Get a Mortgage When You’re Self-Employed

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More and more Canadians are leaving the head office for a home office, quitting corporate jobs in order to start their own companies. In fact, statistics show that nearly 20% of all income earners in Canada are now self-employed. Which is fantastic… until you need to apply for an affordable mortgage rate. Securing a mortgage when you own your own … Read More