• We are Experts at getting Self-employed Clients Approved

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    Categories: Jencor Mortgage , Mortgage , Self-Employed

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    Being self-employed in Canada is a dream come true for many Canadians. It gives you freedom and flexibility to forge your path in your personal and professional life. You are in control of when you work, where you work, and whom you work with or for. With that freedom comes a lot of specific responsibilities. Because you are both employer and employee, you are now accountable for the finances of your businesses (assets/liabilities and taxes) as well as your own. Buying a home for self-employed Canadians can be an intimidating process for some because it does require answering a few…

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  • New to Canada

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    Categories: A-Team , Jencor , Mortgage , New to Canada

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    Welcome to Canada! Canada is made up of hundreds of thousands of people and some did not start in Canada but have made it their home. Buying a home, especially when you are new to Canada can be mind boggling, BUT, we have a mortgage for you! The New to Canada Program is designed to help new Canadians purchase their first home sooner and become established faster.  What are the qualifications for this program? Firstly, you must have immigrated or relocated to Canada within the last 3 to 5 years to qualify for the New to Canada Program.  You must have proof that…

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  • Bruised Credit and Need a Mortgage?

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    Categories: Credit , Mortgage

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    Many people think that their credit score will hold them back from obtaining a mortgage.  For some, they may have work to do on their debt beforehand, but sometimes people believe their credit is poor, only to find that it isn’t as bad as they thought.  It pays to seek help from a Jencor Mortgage Advisor to find out where you stand. What is bruised credit and how does it impact your ability to obtain a mortgage?  Mortgage lenders use your credit reports to evaluate risk by looking at your repayment history to see how responsible you are with credit.…

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  • Divorce: Your Mortgage and Home

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    Categories: Divorce , Jencor Mortgage

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    Divorce is always a very difficult time, and the changes to the mortgage rules over the last few years have made it even more difficult. For the most part, one spouse will want to remain in the home and will need to buy the other out of the remaining equity. Currently, the most one can refinance is 80% of the value of the home. This leaves 20% of the equity unavailable for the buyout and is forcing the sale of the home. Because of this, both insurers (CMHC and Genworth) will consider a Marital Home Buyout up to 95% of the…

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  • 5 Things to Consider When Buying an Acreage or Country Property

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    Categories: Jencor Mortgage

    HOW MANY ACRES ARE YOU PURCHASING?  For conventional mortgages,  lenders will finance a certain number of acres, a house & a garage. The number of acres that they will consider can vary based on the property location and the norm for that area. The minimum down payment can also vary based on the size and location of the land.  For example, a property that is close to a major urban area and under 10 acres would most likely be approved with 20% down payment. If it is a larger acreage 30+ acres and not within an hour of a major urban area,…

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  • Calculating Mortgage Payout Penalties

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    Categories: Jencor Mortgage , Payout Penalties

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    It is very common for people to believe that the rate is the most important consideration when selecting a mortgage product. In many cases, this is a reasonable assumption, many times customer are deciding between mortgage products that are very similar in rate. In this case, as in most, understanding the terms of the mortgage are more important then the interest rate. It is unfortunate that too many  Canadians find themselves learning  about one of the most important terms which has very negative  effect on their financial situation when it’s too late, Payout Penalties. When calculating a mortgage payout penalty, banks…

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  • Take Control of your Renewal process and Save!

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    Categories: Jencor Mortgage , Mortgage , Renewal

    Nationally, Alberta has the highest percentage of homeowners with mortgage renewals coming up within the next two years. You may be coming up for renewal soon. You may be concerned rates are rising, even with a renewal a few years away. The consensus is rates are increasing in North America over the next year and may continue to do so in the foreseeable future. The new government has significantly changed the mortgage market with their implementation of new rules and underwriting guidelines. Due to these changes lenders are now restricted on what they can do and what they cannot offer to…

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  • Is A Variable Rate mortgage Wise in Today's Economy?

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    Categories: Jencor , Mortgage , Variable

    Ever since the variable rate mortgage was introduced, the question became do I choose the fixed or variable rate mortgage.  With the recent rate increases borrowers will usually choose the security of a fixed rate mortgage.  This does, however come with a premium as variable rate mortgages are generally 0.75% less than their fixed counterpart. On a $350,000.00 mortgage this translates to a payment difference of about $135.00 per month. You as the borrower can take the lower payment and use it for purposes such as:  Debt reduction -  Paying down higher interest rate debt such as credit card, lines of…

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  • A More Hawkish Fed Was Expected

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    Categories: Dr Sherry Cooper , FED , Monetary Policy

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met this week for the first time under the chairmanship of Jerome Powell. In a unanimous decision, the Committee hiked the target range for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 percent. Unlike the Bank of Canada, which has a single objective of targeting inflation at roughly 2 percent, the Fed has a dual statutory mandate to both foster price stability and maximum employment. U.S. labour conditions remain strong, and the economy continues to grow at a moderate pace. Inflation is still below the Fed’s target despite the rapid decline…

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  • Bank of Canada Concerned About Trade Risks

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    Categories: bank of canada , Dr Sherry Cooper , Economy , Risk , Trade

    The Bank of Canada held rates steady today, as expected, highlighting “trade policy developments” as an “important and growing source of uncertainty for the global and Canadian outlooks.” As the seventh round of NAFTA negotiations commenced in Mexico City, President Trump dropped a bombshell late last week, threatening to impose a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on imported aluminum for national security reasons. The news reverberated around the world, causing U.S. trading partners in Europe to announce potential retaliatory actions quickly. The European Union raised the stakes for Trump by aiming levies on the GOP heartland, saying…

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  • Bank of Canada Concerned About Trade Risks

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    Categories: bank of canada , Dominion Lending Centres , Dr Shrry Cooper , housing , mortgages , Rates , Refinance

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    The Bank of Canada held rates steady today, as expected, highlighting “trade policy developments” as an “important and growing source of uncertainty for the global and Canadian outlooks.” As the seventh round of NAFTA negotiations commenced in Mexico City, President Trump dropped a bombshell late last week, threatening to impose a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on imported aluminum for national security reasons. The news reverberated around the world, causing U.S. trading partners in Europe to announce potential retaliatory actions quickly. The European Union raised the stakes for Trump by aiming levies on the GOP heartland, saying…

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  • Sometimes Bigger is Better - Jencor Knows!

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      Give us a call today and find out how you can maximize your borrowing potential!   1.877.245.3636

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  • OSFI MORTGAGE CHANGES ARE COMING

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    Categories: Dominion Lending Centres , Mortgage , OSFI

    As many of you may remember, this past October the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) issued a revision to Guideline B-20 . The changes will go into effect on January 1, 2018 but lenders are expecting to roll this rules out to their consumers between December 7th – 15th, and will require conventional mortgage applicants to qualify at the Bank of Canada’s five-year benchmark rate or the customer’s mortgage interest rate +2%, whichever is greater. OSFI is implementing these changes for all federally regulated financial institutions. What this means is that certain clients looking to purchase a home or refinance their current mortgage could…

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  • WHY THEY’RE NOT REALLY IN THE MORTGAGE BUSINESS

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    Categories: Dominion Lending Centres , Mortgage Broker

    Often, when we talk to you about mortgages, Mortgage Professionals will provide you a set of choices involving banks, credit unions and single service mortgage providers called a “Monoline” and a recommendation. Many times, if it’s a good fit, we recommend a Monoline, as your first option. It’s important to recognize the differences between the two, Monoline and Bank, because they are very different businesses and how they approach mortgages can have a very significant impact on you. Monoline mortgage companies are in the business of providing nothing but competitive mortgages to you, your family and friends. It’s important to stress that they…

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  • Calgary vehicle break-ins surge to nearly 1,000 per month

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    It's that time of year again where we all start to leave our vehicles running to warm them up, and unfortunately this leaves them open to be easy targets for thieves.  But not only that, especially during this shopping season people are leaving valuables out in their cars rather than bringing them in with them.  Please take a moment to read this article from the CBC on the Calgary Police about the recent trend in vehicle break-ins. And remember to stay safe! Don't leave your vehicle unlocked, or valuables out there. Calgary vehicle break-ins surge to nearly 1,000 per month: See how…

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  • OSFI Changes - New Regulations by "The Regulator"

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    Categories: Jencor , OSFI , The Regulator

    The Government of Canada has changed the bank guidelines for qualifying a conventional mortgage. As of Jan 01 / 18 borrowers with 20% or more down payment or 20% or more equity when refinancing will qualify based upon the published five-year benchmark rate, currently at 4.89% or their contract rate plus 2% whichever is greater. For most people, this will mean about a 25% smaller mortgage. Also, the government wants regulated lenders to have more scrutiny around loan to value ratios. Wonder what that means?? Mr. Rudin, the OSFI regulator championing these changes will someday be remembered as either, 1) That really smart regulator…

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  • THE IMPACT OF MORTGAGE RULE CHANGES

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    Categories: Dominion Lending Centres , Jencor , Mortgage

    The mortgage rule changes that were passed by the Ministry of Finance in October 2016 are still having their effect one year later. Higher qualification requirements and new bank capital requirements have split the industry into two segments – those who qualify for mortgage insurance and those who don’t. Mortgages that qualify for mortgage insurance are basically new purchases for borrows that have less than 20% down and can debt-service at the Bank of Canada Benchmark rate (currently 4.89%). Those who don’t are basically everyone else – people with more than 20% down payment but need to qualify at the lower…

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  • WHAT IS AN INTEREST RATE DIFFERENTIAL (IRD)? HOW DO YOU CALCULATE IT?

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    Categories: Dominion Lending Centres , Jencor , Rates

      A mortgage in its simplest form is a contract. It has terms, conditions, rights and obligations for you and the lender. When you sign on the dotted line, you are agreeing to those terms for the length of time laid out in the contract. However, sometimes life throws us an unexpected event that brings around the need to make key decisions and changes. One of these changes, for whichever reason, might be needing/wanting to break your mortgage contract before the end of the term. Can you do that? What are the penalties? Let’s take a look! To answer the initial question…

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  • You financed your car over how many years?!?

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    You’ll get no lectures from me on buying new cars instead of used ones or for financing the purchase instead of paying cash. I have owned cars since I was 16 and have bought them every which way – new, used, with cash and via loans and leases. One rule I have is that a car loan should never be financed for longer than five years. My strategy for new cars is this: Finance over five years, but pay off the loan in two or three years. The latest data on car payments from J.D. Power suggests I’m out of sync…

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  • Stricter OSFI rules on mortgage lending 'will do more harm than good': Fraser Institute

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    Categories: Garry Marr , Lending , Mortgage , OSFI , The Financial post

    Fraser Institute doesn't believe the changes are necessary and says another key result could be a less competitive mortgage industry   Add another group to the growing list of organizations trying to convince the federal banking regulator to back down from its plan to tighten the reins on consumers borrowing with low ratio loans. The Fraser Institute said Wednesday the changes to consumers with 20 per cent down could make it harder for them to access mortgages, especially in higher-priced markets. Those buyers could turn to less regulated finance companies or perhaps turn to shorter, more volatile variable loans to meet qualification criteria. “The…

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