My mortgage renewal was denied! Now what?
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My mortgage renewal was denied! Now what?

Getting to the end of your mortgage term only to find your mortgage renewal has been denied can be a tough pill to swallow. Don’t worry yet as there are options. In order to go through the process, you will need to find out some information in order to assess the choices available to you … Continue reading

Alternative Lending 101
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Alternative Lending 101

If you’re thinking of getting a mortgage, like most, you’ve likely done some research to see what’s required in order to be approved. But what happens if you don’t meet ALL of the requirements? Welcome to the world of alternative lending. These mortgage offerings are geared towards a borrower who needs a lender to work … Continue reading

Is a second mortgage right for you?
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Is a second mortgage right for you?

I don’t mean a second mortgage as in getting a mortgage on a second property; in this case I’m talking about a 2nd mortgage behind an existing 1st mortgage secured against the same property. Second mortgages aren’t for everyone so I’m going to highlight what I think are the top 10 things you should know … Continue reading

Mortgage Payout Penalties
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Mortgage Payout Penalties

What you need to know You may not hear about a payout penalty until you want to break your mortgage term early, then you could be surprised by the figure you are quoted by your existing lender. Be prepared by understanding how your penalty is calculated before you make a decision to pay out your … Continue reading

5 Specialty Mortgage Products You Don’t Know About
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5 Specialty Mortgage Products You Don’t Know About

  If you’re like most borrowers, you don’t need to go shopping for a mortgage very often. You’ll likely need home financing only a handful of times in your life and you may not know about the entire suite of specialty mortgage products that are available to you right now. Aside from using an experienced … Continue reading

8 Mortgage Secrets Everyone Should Know
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8 Mortgage Secrets Everyone Should Know

Mortgages are not a subject we learn about in high school, although I wish they were. Credit, interest rates and qualifying for a mortgage are all things that will greatly affect your lifestyle going forward. Some hear about them through friends, family or the Internet. My concern with this is the mortgage market is a changing … Continue reading