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The CMHC Purchase Plus Improvement Mortgage or the CMHC Improvements program is an excellent option not many people are aware of.

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This program allows you to get up to 10% of the as-improved value of a house to renovate it and include this sum in the mortgage loan amount. This is an excellent financing option that allows buyers to get the house they want and turn it into the home of their dreams.

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For example, you can find a house that you love in the area you wanted. But it needs renovations, and you cannot afford to provide the down payment and renovate it as well. Your options are to either try to find another house or purchase the one you love and wait to gather money and renovate it. But there is a third option: you can access the CMHC Improvements program. If the house you want to buy costs $700,000, but with the improvements you are planning to make its value would go to $770,000, you would be able to borrow an additional 10% of the $660,000 ($77,000) for renovations.

There is paperwork you need to have in order to apply for this program and keep in mind that you cannot borrow money to buy appliances. This financing option refers only to renovations part of the physical structure of the house.

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Contact Rampone-Marsh Mortgages for more information about the CMHC Purchase Plus Improvements or CMHC Improvements programs and find out how you can get the house you love and customize it so that it matches your ideal image of a home.

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Does paying bi-weekly actually save me money or shorten my amortization time?

It does! With a monthly mortgage, you’ll make 12 regular mortgage payments annually. When you pay bi-weekly, you’ll make 26 half-payments, amounting to 13 regular mortgage payments annually.

That might not sound like much, but it adds up. A bi-weekly payment schedule could make you mortgage-free years sooner, saving you thousands in interest payments to boot!

Our bi-weekly payment calculator can give you more details.

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.

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.
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