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With all mortgages, you need to have at least a 5% down payment saved up. Don’t have it? Don’t worry. We have mortgages available so you can borrow the down payment from a loan or line of credit and still get the best rates available. We can even help you set up the line of credit.
This is a great way to take advantage of low-interest rates and housing prices without having to wait while you save up the down payment. The minimal amount of interest you would pay on the loan, compared to the potential higher difference in future interest rates and housing prices, puts you further ahead when you buy now. Contact us today to find out how we can help you get into your dream home.
Let us educate you about no-down-payment mortgages, self-employment programs, rental purchase programs, vacation property programs, and other financing alternatives before you make your purchase. We can help you get into your new home much sooner than you expect.
Refinancing is also a good option to pull out equity for consolidating debt, home improvements, investments, college expenses, and more.
While most Canadians spend a lot of time, and expend a lot of effort, in shopping for an initial mortgage, the same is generally not the case when looking at mortgage term renewals.
By omitting proper consideration at the time of renewal, this practice costs Canadian citizens thousands of extra dollars every year. Nearly 60% of borrowers simply sign and send back the renewal that is first offered to them by their lender without ever shopping around for a more favorable interest rate.
Homeowners should never accept the first-rate offer from their existing lender. Without any negotiation, simply signing up for the market rate on a renewal is unnecessarily costing the homeowner a lot of money on their mortgage.
Generally, it is a good idea to start shopping for a new term between four and six months before your current mortgage term expires. Many lenders send out your renewal letter very close to the time that your term expires and this does not give you ample time to arrange for a mortgage term through a different lender. This means that you need to be tracking your own mortgage term timeframe and know when it is time to start shopping for a good mortgage renewal rate.
Before you ever hear from your lender about renewing your mortgage term, have a licensed mortgage professional shop around for you, you will be amazed at what they can accomplish on your behalf!
Your mortgage is one of your biggest expenses. For this reason, it is imperative to find the best interest rates and mortgage terms you possibly can. By shopping around at renewal time you can save substantial amounts of money over the life of your mortgage loan. Don’t be one of the 60% who just simply sign their renewal letter and send it back. Use the services of a licensed Dominion Lending Centres mortgage professional to ensure the lenders compete for your business.
Whether you’re thinking about buying a new home, getting a home equity loan or line of credit, or refinancing an existing Mortgage, our Interactive Mortgage Calculators will allow you to explore your Mortgage options to make the right home financing decision.
But retirement can also bring financial strain. Seniors often face the challenge of managing with less cash flow than they anticipated or coping with unforeseen expenses.
We understand. HomeEquity bank is the only bank dedicated to empowering older Canadian homeowners with smart, simple ways to use the value of their home during retirement.
For over 25 years The Canadian Home Income Plan (CHIP) our reverse mortgage solution has helped thousands of older homeowners enjoy more financial flexibility without having to sell or move. CHIP might be the solution for you.
President and CEO HomeEquity Bank
Features of a CHIP Reverse Mortgage
- Homeowners age 55 and older
- No payments are ever required
- No Income qualifications
- No Credit requirements
- Qualify for up to 50% of the value of the home
- Money can be received as a lump sum, or overtime or combination
- Owner maintains title
- They can sell or move at anytime
- Receive the money tax-free
There are generally two ways to get a mortgage in Canada: From a bank or from a licensed mortgage professional.
While a bank only offers the products from their particular institution, licensed mortgage professionals send millions of dollars in mortgage business each year to Canada’s largest banks, credit unions, trust companies, and financial institutions; offering their clients more choice, and access to hundreds of mortgage products! As a result, clients benefit from the trust, confidence, and security of knowing they are getting the best mortgage for their needs.
Whether you’re purchasing a home for the first time, taking out equity from your home for investment or pleasure, or your current mortgage is simply up for renewal, it’s important that you are making an educated buying decision with professional unbiased advice.
Many people find that one of the easiest and most affordable ways to access money is through the equity that they have accumulated in their home. This is a very popular option, especially when you have an excellent first mortgage in place.