New Found Equity As we all know, the housing market has been set ablaze for quite some time now. For homeowners, this market is the main contributor for the new found equity in your home. This brings to mind the million dollar question. DO I SELL??? It has become increasingly tempting … [Read more...] about New Found Equity
Who doesn't dream of being mortgage free? It sounds like an impossible task to conquer. After all, there are many other monthly obligations that we have to keep up with such as car payments, consolidation loans, credit cards, children's sports or post secondary education costs. It may seem that … [Read more...] about How To Be Mortgage Free
Variable or Fixed rate? This is a question that people often pose to me. I always provide the same answer which is, "it depends". The reason being, is that it's truly a decision that is specific to each individual. The difference between the two rate types is that with a variable rate your payment … [Read more...] about The Variable or Fixed Rate Dilemma
Equity in your home has unlimited possibilities. Are you dreaming of a backyard oasis? Who would blame you after this most recent winter. You may wonder what equity is and how it can help you. This article will discuss how to calculate your equity and some options available to you. Lets say that the … [Read more...] about The Beauty of Equity!
Collateral and Capital are the final 2 components of the 5 C's of credit. The other 3 have been discussed in my previous articles. Collateral is a form of security for the lender. Banks require collateral as a type of insurance in the event that you cannot repay the debt. If you default on the … [Read more...] about Collateral and Capital
What does Character have to do with your mortgage? Believe it or not, it is one of the 5 C's of credit. As mentioned in previous articles, the 5 C's of credit are used by lenders to determine your creditworthiness. It is important to understand the components, as it will help you to assess your … [Read more...] about Character, how it relates to your mortgage application!
Do you know your Credit Score??? How about the importance of it??? Think of it as your financial "report card", as it is a track record of the credit that you have established over time. Your credit score is one of many indicators of the likelihood, that you will pay your debts. As mentioned in my … [Read more...] about What’s YOUR Credit Score?
TDSR and GDSR are common acronyms in the mortgage world. Lenders focus on the 5 C's of credit when determining suitability, TDSR/GDSR fall under Capacity to pay which is one of the five C's. They are critical tools that lenders use to help in the decision making process of approving your mortgage. … [Read more...] about TDSR & GDSR Explained!