As a professional mortgage broker in Saskatoon, at Deb Murdoch - TMG The Mortgage Group, II often get asked by clients which type of mortgage is better: fixed-rate or adjustable-rate. Both have their pros and cons, and the answer depends on your personal situation, long term goals and the state of the economy.
In this blog post, I'll break down the advantages and disadvantages of each type of mortgage, so you can make an informed decision that suits your needs.
With the introduction of the stress test, home seekers have been finding it a challenge to secure a mortgage, and are turning to their parents for support, or are deciding to rent for longer. A mortgage broker can present viable lending options to keep the dream of homeownership alive.
With COVID-19 challenges that include layoffs and deferred mortgage payments, getting a mortgage may be a bit tougher for some, whether it’s for a first home, or refinancing to consolidate debt, or simply renewing your existing mortgage with a new lender to take advantage of a lower interest rate.
While the home-buying journey is exciting, the intricacies of acquiring the right mortgage to fulfill your dream of homeownership can be much more cumbersome than expected. To alleviate some stress and ease the process of obtaining a mortgage, it’s best to enlist the services of an experienced mortgage broker who will review the different mortgage options available to help you select one that is ideal for your situation. To help you with the selection process, here’s a list of the top five things to look for when hiring a mortgage broker.
As an experienced homebuyer or a first-time homebuyer, the process of purchasing a house can be overwhelming. Your first step should be to see what amount (for a mortgage) that you would qualify for. Then you can narrow down the properties that match your requirements. To help you through the qualification process contact a mortgage broker. They have your best interests at heart.
So, you can afford your desired mortgage payment, but do you qualify for it? There are a lot of factors that a lender considers when deciding to give you a mortgage. There's a difference between knowing you can afford a mortgage and actually qualifying for one.
Recently, there was another round of changes to the rules that banks use to qualify you for a mortgage. But what does that mean? It doesn't mean you're shut out of the real estate market completely. If you have the income and a steady job, it just means you have to be a little more…