Category Archives: Creative Financing

Top 10 tips to get your Mortgage approved every time in Canada

Top 10 tips to get your mortgage approved every time in Canada requires preparation and due diligence.

Canadian professional real estate investors understand the challenge to get a mortgage with favorable terms.

There are lot of hidden costs built in from all major Canadian banks, lenders and private hard money lenders.

Here are Top 10 tips to get your mortgage approved every time in Canada,

tricks, secrets and strategies, Canadian investors and home owners can use.

1. Have your documents ready to go – if you’re not sure what you’ll need, find out first and get a head start on any paperwork you’re missing.

2. Get a mortgage pre-approval ahead of time – if you are unsure as to whether you will qualify for a mortgage or what you have to do before even qualifying for a mortgage have a lender take a preliminary look at your application so there are no disappointments when you are ready to buy.

3. Have a good credit score – the higher the score the better.Minimum credit of 750 is the best.You can boost and fix your credit by yourself.Strategic Credit Repair Guide from http://www.GovernmentGrantsCanada.ca

4. Don’t borrow your down payment if you don’t have to – the more you have from your own resources, the more appealing you look to a lender.Proof of funds make it much easier than otherwise.

5. Have minimal debt – the less, the better.

6. Buy within your means – you need to qualify for what you buy, ensure it’s affordable.

7. Have good job tenure – the longer you’ve been with the same employer, the better it looks.

8. Provide a large down payment – the more the better because it means less risk for the lender.

9. Sell your existing property first – if you don’t sell, you must qualify to carry both.

10. Have good credit repayment history – a good credit score doesn’t mean much if there’s not enough history of debt repayment.

11. Have positive net worth – assets look good to a lender.

12. Don’t rush – sometimes you can’t rush a good thing.

13. Shop around for the best rate before you buy – prevent delays when it comes time to buy. Deal with experienced Canadian mortgage broker with proven record.

14. Do your research first – be prepared to avoid surprises.

15. Don’t change jobs at the last minute – your lender will need the new details and probation can cause issues.

16. Avoid last-minute large purchases – material changes to your application, including debts, can alter your approval status.

17. Consult a professional – use their experience to your advantage.

18. Augment your savings account – more money is always a good thing, right?

19. Understand what a co-signer is – just in case it’s needed, you’ll be ready.

20. Ask for exceptions – you don’t get what you don’t ask for.

21. Be prepared to negotiate – if it’s very important to you, be prepared to discuss it.

22. Don’t take no for an answer – if you don’t succeed on the first try, try and try again.

23. Have a back-up plan – if it doesn’t work out one way, prepare for a plan B.

24. Fill out your paperwork accurately the first time – save time and energy by doing it right the first time. Ask questions if you’re unsure how.

25. Be honest – mortgage approvals can be withdrawn if a falsification is discovered.

26. Know your income if you’re self-employed – it needs to be clearly presented to a lender, so make sure you’re on top of it.

27. Be open to alternatives – there may be other options.

28. Budget for closing costs – costs can vary, be prepared.

29. Pay attention to detail – sometimes it’s the small things that can make a big difference, read the fine print.

30. It’s okay to wait – an approval may not be possible right now, that doesn’t mean it’s never going to happen.

31.Always obtain AACI appraisal in Canada.

32. Get your own credit report to make sure it is clean and there are no errors.

33 Do not allow everyone to check your credit score.

34 Never use more than 60% of available credit.

35.Use owner financing or vendor take mortgages.

36.Be aware of zero percent mortgages from private, government and charities.

37.Ask about penalties before signing up any documents.

38. Be aware of Interest rate differential (IRD)

39. Ask the lender to pay your legal fee.Nothing gains unless you ask for it.

40 Do not renew with the same lender, shop around for better rates and terms.

While the above tips might make getting a mortgage approval a bit more likely, working with an experienced mortgage professional who can successfully structure your application for acceptance by a lender is the quickest route to home ownership.

Once approved, make sure you’re comfortable with the commitment you’re about to make.

Ensure the new mortgage supports your lifestyle by being affordable and aligns with your financial goals.

Please feel free to suggest to add more tips to Top 10 tips to get your mortgage approved every time in Canada.

DISCLAIMER

We believe the information contained in this article to be accurate. It is presented with the understanding that we are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or investment advice. When professional assistance is required, utilize the services of a licensed real estate broker, lawyer, accountant, or other consultant as may be required.

Speaking Engagements
Navtaj Chandhoke can be your next key note speaker for real estate/sales/marketing office meeting or Canadian real estate investment conventions, expos or trade shows. Please contact us for topics and availability.
Please contact us directly at Pam@WorldWealthBuilders.com or 647-393-6100 to set up a session at your meeting or convention.

Missing a mortgage payment in Canada

Missing a Mortgage Payment in Canada

missing-a-mortgage-payment-in-canada

Missing a mortgage payment in Canada is a serious matter. The reason a Canadian homeowner goes into foreclosure or power of sale is important for all to understand. As a Canadian homeowner one can be prepared for such a situation as the aforementioned, and as a Canadian professional real estate investor, one can be informed as to what causes foreclosure or power of sale and how to be of service. Death, job loss, medical expenses, and divorce are a few of the most common reasons Canadians face foreclose or power of sale on a home. These factors are real and an everyday part of society.

Falling behind on your payments can trigger power of sale process in Ontario. According to the Ontario Mortgage act 'Where a mortgage by its terms confers a power of sale upon a certain default, notice of exercising the power of sale shall not be given until the default has continued for at least fifteen days, and the sale shall not be made for at least thirty-five days after the notice has been given'  R.S.O. 1990, c. M.40, s. 32.

Missing a mortgage payment in Canada and cash flow issues going on and Canadian home owners try to juggle and decide which debts to repay. It’s tough but can be worked out.

Canadian Homes: Foreclosure or Power of Sale?

Both circumstances are a legal process designed to provide the Canadian lender an option to sell the property in the event the Canadian homeowner defaults or misses several payments.

Foreclosures in Canada involve the judiciary system, making it a much slower process which can take up to 6-10 months to resolve. We see foreclosures most commonly in Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Power of Sale, on the other hand, is much quicker. In some cases the power of sale can happen within weeks, but you will generally have a 35 day redemption period. This means you will have 35 days after being served notice to pay all your debts (including incurred fees) and get thing back on track. Power of Sale is currently being seen frequently in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

What can you do about missing a mortgage payment?

Option 1: Contact your lender or bank as soon as possible1

Canadian lenders would always prefer not to go through the foreclosure or power of sale process. Their goal is to safeguard their investment and assist Canadian homeowners to find a reasonable and affordable solution.

Canadian homeowners tend to be very reluctant to contact their lenders out of fear and uncertainty.

With the majority of Canadian lenders, being forced out of the home happens only when all efforts and options have been fully explored.

The Canadian mortgage lenders may be able to offer you following four options

  • Change amortization to lower monthly payments
     
  • Switching from a variable rate to a fixed mortgage to provide a consistent payment plan you can budget for without fear of any future interest rate increase
     
  • Refinancing or second mortgage
     
  • There may be an option to add missed payments to the back of your current mortgage

There is limited action the Canadian mortgage lender or bank will take in the early days besides calling you and remind you to pay in time.

Option 2: Ignore and hope it will all will disappear3

Ignoring your oustanding debt will certaintly draw the attention of Canadian lenders and banks. In the long run, cooperation works much better and saves you the cost and hassle for all parties involved.

Option 3: Consolidate all of your debts

The cheapest way to rent or borrow money is with your first mortgage on a principal residence in Canada. Before you stop paying the unsecured debt to make your payments more affordable, make sure you seek out professional advice in order to plan your financing.

Finding a solution to deal with any other debts i.e. credit cards, lines of credit, consolidate loans etc. is all the help people need to obtain a positive cash flow each month and make paying down their debts significantly easier.

One of the key things to look at if you are about to miss a mortgage payment is whether you can afford the house you live in, or whether you’re over-extended on your debt.

If you decide your house is unaffordable then there are essentially two options.

  • Obviously if there is equity in the house, selling the house is the best option.
     
  • If you are in a negative equity situation then this needs to be carefully planned and professional advice is required.
     

4Option 4: Make payments first rather than unsecured debt

The general rule if you want to keep your home is, your mortgage must be the top priority over all of your other debts. You will have many more options to deal with unsecured debt vs. secured debt.

Questions & Answers about mortgage investment corporation in Canada

Questions & Answers about mortgage investment corporation (MIC) in Canada will clarify and provide you more precise details. Professional real estate investors can take full advantage of this creative way of financing to buy and hold or fix and flip. Since their lending criteria is very liberal and their main security is the value of the subject property. It is lot easier to fund a deal when you are running a business under a corporation.

Continue reading Questions & Answers about mortgage investment corporation in Canada

What is a Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) in Canada?

What is a Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) in Canada?

A mortgage investment corporation (MIC) in Canada as it is often referred to by, is a company given special designation by Revenue Canada, highlighted in Section 130.1 of the Income Tax Act. It is a corporation set up to enable investors to invest in a pool of mortgages, mostly residential properties. Canadian professional real estate investors intend to use them more frequently as well as general public through informed Canadian mortgage brokers.

Continue reading What is a Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) in Canada?

Top 10 tips to pay off your mortgage sooner

Top 10 tips to pay off your mortgage sooner

Top 10 tips to pay off your mortgage sooner:

Canadian homeowners and real estate investors may not have a clear understanding how the Canadian mortgages work. All mortgages in Canada are compounded semi-annually. Mortgage penalties and administration costs are mostly misunderstood or not being explained to borrower of the mortgage.

Continue reading Top 10 tips to pay off your mortgage sooner

Mortgage insurance options

Mortgage insurance options

Mortgage insurance options include:

Mortgage life insurance

Mortgage insurance optionsMortgage life insurance is one of the mortgage insurance options that pays the balance on your mortgage to the lender in the event of your death. This can be useful if you have dependents or a spouse who might like to stay in the home after your death, but who might not be able to continue making the same mortgage payments as before.

Continue reading Mortgage insurance options

Mortgage default insurance

Mortgage default insurance

Mortgage default insuranceMortgage default insurance (sometimes called mortgage loan insurance) protects the mortgage lender in case you are not able to make your mortgage payments. It does not protect you.

You must pay it if your down payment is less than 20% of the purchase price of your home. This is called a high-ratio mortgage. Your mortgage costs will be higher if you need to get mortgage default insurance.

The maximum amortization period is 25 years for mortgages with mortgage default insurance.

Mortgage default insurance is only available for high-ratio mortgages if the purchase price of the home is less than $1 million.

If you can put at least 20% of the purchase price of your home as a down payment, you will have what is called a conventional mortgage. In this case, mortgage default insurance is generally not required. There are exceptions to this—for example, where your salary is not paid on a regular basis.

Who offers mortgage default insurance?

It is provided by insurers such as:

*Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
*Genworth Canada
*Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company.

Your lender will make the arrangements for the mortgage default insurance if it is needed.
How much are the premiums?

The premium—that is, the cost of mortgage default insurance—will vary depending on the down payment: the bigger your down payment, the lower your mortgage default insurance premium. Usually, mortgage default insurance premiums vary from 0.6% to 3.85% of the borrowed amount.

The premium can be added to your mortgage loan and included in your mortgage payments, or you can pay for it upfront in a lump sum. If the premium is added to your mortgage, you will pay interest on it at the same interest rate you pay on the principal amount of your mortgage.

Some provinces apply provincial sales tax (PST) to mortgage default insurance premiums. Provincial taxes on premiums cannot be added to your mortgage loan. You must pay these taxes when your lender funds your mortgage.

We are also Canadian private hard money lenders. We can offer you multiple solutions to resolve any situation.We can also do short term small private mortgage if required.

We can HELP!!! We also BUY HOUSES. Please call:

Contact Information

P.S. Success isn't a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice. So it's up to you to make the right choice to become successful. If you don't know what to do it starts with making the choice to register for this LIVE real estate investors training in your town now and making sure you make the right choice to SHOW UP!!! Learn more to earn more! 

Are you a Canadian real estate Investor? Join Canada's largest real estate investors club now.

 

Canadian Mortgages

Canadian Mortgages

MortgageCanadian Mortgages:

Mortgage: A mortgage loan, also referred to as a mortgage, is used by purchasers of real property to raise funds to buy real estate; or by existing property owners to raise funds for any purpose while putting a lien on the property being mortgaged. The loan is "secured" on the borrower's property. This means that a legal mechanism is put in place which allows the lender to take possession and sell the secured property ("foreclosure" or "power of sale") to pay off the loan in the event that the borrower defaults on the loan or otherwise fails to abide by its terms.

Continue reading Canadian Mortgages