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Coronavirus in Kelowna: Should I Delay my Mortgage Payments?

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Deferring your mortgage payments during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

For most families in Kelowna and Area, your mortgage payment is your largest monthly expense. Most major lenders in Canada have announced that they are providing consumers with mortgage deferral options. This means that you can delay a payment or series of payments without affecting your credit score. 

It’s not free.

These programs do not provide free mortgage payments, as many people have misunderstood. You still have to pay your Kelowna mortgage payments at some point in time. Many banks are simply extending the total amortization of your loan to accomplish this short-term solution. Other banks use different means to accomplish a temporary deferral on a case-by-case basis. 

It’s not for everyone. 

Many homeowners should not defer their mortgage payments. Kelowna and area homeowners need to be aware that interest still accrues on the total balance of your loan even if your payments are deferred by a month or two. Overall, this increases your total interest paid across your mortgage or loan. These options are offered to provide short term relief to families that need it. 

How do I get my mortgage payments deferred?

For homeowners looking to take advantage of these options, Rampone-Marsh Mortgages advise you to give us a shout in order to explore your options. Each bank has different requirements. 

Remember, as your preferred Kelowna Mortgage Brokers, we are in this together. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions. (250) 801-8834

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