The 3 Steps that take you from Pre-Approval to Your New Home

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 27 Jun

Picture this: You’ve finally been able to put away enough for a down-payment on your dream home. It’s taken you five years of diligent saving, but you did it! You have also been diligently working on improving your credit score and paying off debts and are at a place of financial stability. So, first of Read More

Reverse Mortgage – Need to Know

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 19 May

HomeEquity Bank is the only bank in Canada that currently offers the CHIP Reverse Mortgage as well as a secondary product, Income Advantage. These two products are options for homeowners unlike anything else out there. Instead of borrowing money to purchase a house, they will lend you money if you already have purchased one (as long Read More

4 Mortgage Steps to Overcoming High Consumer Debt

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 10 May

Client success stories are what make our job WORTH IT (We think most mortgage brokers would agree). So, with this in mind, we are sharing a recent client’s story that allowed them to not only purchase the home they wanted, but also pay down their own debt. Mortgage Problem: We had a young couple with Read More

FIRST TIME MORTGAGES: EXPECTATIONS VS. REALITY

Mortgage Tips Steve Marshall 17 Apr

First-time homebuyers are one of our favourite clients! It’s great to work alongside them and teach them the in’s and out’s about real estate, owning a home, and helping them cross “homeownership” off their bucket list. One thing that we find though, their expectations are often not aligned with reality. We are always honest with Read More

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