Variable rate mortgages have historically been the better mortgage option for borrowers in Canada over the past 50 years and yet a little more than a quarter of mortgage borrowers in Canada choose a variable rate mortgage over a fixed rate mortgage. Why is that? Read More
If you’re a regular on my blog then you’ll know that my focus as a mortgage broker is on mortgage debt-reduction. Nobody really wants to own a mortgage, they want to own a home! Read More
Last week I came across this great infographic on the Canadian Business website. The simple infographic goes along was to show just how polarized opinions are when it comes to Canadian real estate values. The
Interest, interest, interest.
Just like the three most important factors in real estate are location, location, location… when it comes to mortgage financing, interest rate is numero uno. Read More
What is mortgage default insurance?
Here’s the deal with mortgage default insurance. It’s an insurance to protect the lender in case you don’t make your mortgage payments and they suffer a loss. And although it’s there for the benefit of the lender, you pay for it. Read More
Mortgage Payment Frequency
You’ve got choice when it comes to deciding on how often you’d like to make your mortgage payments. The choice is there so you can try to sync your mortgage payments with your cashflow and pay schedule. Most salaried employees get paid bi-weekly which is why bi-weekly payments are the most popular. Read More
Choosing between a fixed and variable rate mortgage is an important decision for mortgage borrowers.
According to the most recent survey of Canadians, 65% of us have fixed rate mortgages, 28% have variable rate mortgages and the remaining 7% of some sort of combination between the two. Read More