MORNEAU EASES STRESS TEST ON INSURED MORTGAGES

Latest News Steve Marshall 25 Feb

Minister Morneau Announces New Benchmark Rate for Qualifying For Insured Mortgages The new qualifying rate will be the mortgage contract rate or a newly created benchmark very close to it plus 200 basis points, in either case. The News Release from the Department of Finance Canada states, “the Government of Canada has introduced measures to Read More

DOCUMENTS YOU NEED FOR YOUR MORTGAGE PRE-APPROVAL

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 20 Feb

Being fully pre-approved means that the lender has agreed to have you as a client (you have a pre-approval certificate) and the mortgage broker has reviewed and approved ALL your income and down payment documents (as listed below) prior to you going house hunting. Many bankers will say you’re approved; you go out shopping and Read More

WHY CAN’T YOU PORT YOUR MORTGAGE?

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 14 Feb

Policies are always changing, and when you port a mortgage, a FULL application must be approved and completely underwritten with full, credit, income, property and policy review. It’s a mistake to believe that just because you already had a mortgage, you will easily get a new one. Policies and rates are changing rapidly and you Read More

7 TIPS FOR BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME

General Steve Marshall 5 Feb

As a licensed Mortgage Broker, I am often asked “what do I need to know when buying my first home?” Everyone has their own aims and objects when buying their first home. As a Mortgage Broker, I specialize in making sure your financing is in order to facilitate your dreams of owning a home. Buying Read More