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Friday, July 22nd, 2016

The Ultimate Mortgage Checklist – Ask Adil Virani, Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Have you ever had a sick feeling in your stomach after buying a car, or a big screen TV, or a boat, or expensive jewelry? It’s that nagging worry that you’ve bought the wrong model or spent more than you should have. Buyer’s remorse is common with big ticket purchases, but it’s not as common […]

Laurentian Closes Mobile Rep Operation – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Laurentian Closes Mobile Rep Operation Some banks, like CIBC, have been on a hiring spree when it comes to mortgage reps. Not Laurentian Bank. It’s going the other way. “We have announced [Wednesday] that Laurentian Bank had decided to no longer offer residential mortgage loans through an internal team of mobile advisors,” said a spokesperson. […]

Fighting Mortgage Fraud – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Fighting Mortgage Fraud Special to CMT, By Karen Beattie, NEXSYS Financial  Mortgage fraud in Canada has increased by a staggering 50% in recent years, according to Equifax. While accounting for only 13% of attempted frauds in 2011, mortgage fraud was responsible for two-thirds, or $400 million, of the estimated dollar amount of financial fraud in Canada. […]

5 ways to pay off your mortgage faster – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

5 ways to pay off your mortgage faster Want to get relieve yourself of mortgage stress? Check out our tips for paying off your mortgage faster and saving more money. Purchasing a home is a major accomplishment, but paying off your mortgage as early as possible will be the best investment you can make. A […]

Half Baked Mortgage News – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

From the “can’t believe everything you read” file comes this shocker from the Huffington Post: Mortgage Debt Exploded In Past 4 Years An unnamed Huffington Post author claims that mortgage debt at chartered banks soared 56% ($301.4 billion) in just one year—from June 2011 to June 2012. It’s a “risky explosion” in mortgage debt says […]

How to reduce mortgage penalties – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

How to reduce mortgage penalties Backing out of a mortgage early? You probably won’t be able to avoid fees entirely, but you can limit them. A rise in interest rates appears imminent, so folks with big mortgages might want to lock in the current low rates now! But for some, that means getting out of an […]

Do Single Home Buyers Face More Challenges Than Couples? – From your Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Do Single Home Buyers Face More Challenges Than Couples? – From your Friendly Mortgage Broker If you’re a single person and thinking of buying a home, you might be wondering if it’s time to buy a home and what sort of obstacles you could face when applying for a mortgage. As a Vancouver mortgage broker, […]

Be Loyal & Don’t Shop: A Recipe for Overpaying

Be Loyal & Don’t Shop: A Recipe for Overpaying Big banks love mortgage consumers who don’t carefully comparison shop. They also enjoy capitalizing on their “home bank” advantage with existing customers. The article that follows examines recently-released research on these topics. It’s a revealing look at how big lenders benefit significantly from things like mortgage “search costs” […]

Today’s Fixed Rates Are Gifts

Be careful of looking the gift horse in the mouth. Last week saw multiple broker-channel lenders get more competitive on pricing. That pushed fixed rates down to fresh record lows, inspiring some brokers to advertise 5-year rates at 2.94-2.99% or less. Much of that discounting was thanks to lower bond yields (which generally lead fixed […]

Super Prime Mortgage

Best Mortgage Rates in BC get Better In the past, having “excellent” credit and having “good” credit didn’t make a whole lot of a difference when applying for a mortgage. But times are changing. XCEED Mortgage has launched a new product called the “Super PRIME” mortgage.  It was developed to reward premium clients,  separating them […]

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