If your down payment is less than 20% of the property value, mortgage insurance is mandatory in Canada. An insurance premium is built into the mortgage. So therefore, the clients do not pay “out of pocket” for this expense. For lenders, a down payment of this size is more of a risk, so the insurance premium is a guarantee for the lender in the event of your defaulting on the loan.
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Applying for a mortgage shouldn’t be hard or confusing,
What are closing costs?
These are expenses over and above the price of the property that are incurred by buyers and sellers when transferring ownership of a property. Closing costs normally include an origination fee, property taxes, charges for title insurance and escrow costs, appraisal fees, etc. Closing costs will vary according to the area country and the lenders used.
Why use a Mortgage broker instead of my bank?
When you work with your bank, you get one choice- the one they offer you. But there are plenty of other lenders out there that may be able to offer you a product or rate better suited to your unique needs. Every bank says they have the best product or rate, but it’s just not possible for everyone to have the best.
Rampone-Marsh Mortgages is an independently owned Mortgage Brokerage that works for you. Because of our network of lenders, we’re able to present you with a range of choices, allowing you to select the best option. Lenders compete for your business, so you get the best deals. Best of all, you’ll have an experienced mortgage broker to help you make sense of your choices and understand the variety of products and how each one could benefit you.
My bank declined me. Can I still get a mortgage?
It’s possible. After we analyze your own situation we’ll discuss what possibilities are available to you. However, lenders that deal with non-standard credit usually charge a higher rate than normal bank approved credit.
What is mortgage life insurance?
This is insurance coverage that would pay off in the event of death or disability of the homeowner. Contact Kelowna Mortgage Brokers, Rampone-Marsh Mortgages, to find out about our mortgage life insurance options.
What is an appraisal?
A written analysis prepared by a qualified appraiser and estimating the value of a property. The Appraised Value is an opinion of a property’s fair market value, based on an appraiser’s knowledge, experience, and analysis of the property.
Can I transfer my mortgage if I buy another home?
Depending on your mortgage lender, yes. Most lenders are now offering options that allow you to take (or “port”) your mortgage with you. Typically you will not be assessed additional fees if the possession period between your old and new home is 60 days or less.
What is a credit report?
A report detailing an individual’s credit history that is prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender to determine a loan applicant’s creditworthiness.
What makes Rampone-Marsh Mortgages unique to other Mortgage Brokers?
The brokers at Rampone-Marsh Mortgages provide a higher level of service and see value in knowing our clients. We take the time to present you in the best way to the lenders. We are reliable and have a long history of providing great consistent services to our clients. We are your mortgage advisors. We provide the lowest rates that we can find for all of our clients. Roughly 90% of our business is generated because people who have used our services tell others to use our services. We are locally owned, and connected to large national partners.
What benefits do I receive for mortgage pre-payments?
Pre-payment typically allows you the following privileges:
- Ability to increase your monthly payment (usually by 15-20%). Keep in mind that you cannot decrease your payments.
- You are allowed to pay a percentage (usually 15-20%) of your principal per year.
- You may be able to double your mortgage payment for a month or a number of months. Remember that you are not allowed to exceed the percentage that you’re permitted to pay down annually.