WHAT SHOULD COME FIRST, THE HOUSE OR THE CAR?

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 21 Mar

So you just got a shiny new car, and now you want a shiny new home to go with it. Will that new car payment affect your mortgage pre- approval? The short answer… absolutely it will. Recently, I have encountered many people looking to pre-approve for a home purchase that do not qualify. While it 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

HOW TO RENEW YOUR MORTGAGE IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS!

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 11 Dec

If you have a mortgage, you’ll be completing a mortgage renewal when your current term has finished. While most Canadians spend a lot of time and expend tons of effort shopping for an initial mortgage, the same is generally not the case when looking at mortgage renewals. So what is a mortgage renewal? Mortgages terms Read More

PAYMENT FREQUENCY

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 2 Dec

One of the decisions you will need to make before your new mortgage is set up, is what kind of payment frequency you would like to have. For many, sticking to a monthly payment is the default, however, different frequencies may end up saving you less interest over time. Monthly Payments Monthly payments are exactly Read More

5 C’S OF CREDIT TO GET A MORTGAGE

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 8 Nov

Whether you are buying your first home or have been a home owner for years, when you are looking at purchasing a property, finding the best mortgage solution for your specific situation can be an intimidating experience. Working with a licenced mortgage broker will ease that tension, along with knowing the basics of what lenders Read More

PRE-APPROVALS & PRE-QUALIFICATIONS

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 23 Oct

Throughout the mortgage and home buying process, there are many steps and many checkpoints a buyer will need to complete before they can move on to the next one. A buyer will not be able to close on a purchase if they do not have a lawyer. Financing conditions need to be lifted after confirmation Read More