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Anatomy of a Mortgage Intelligence Broker

For many Canadians, mortgage payments are their single biggest expense. Yet most don’t comparison shop to ensure they’re getting the best mortgage rate and terms available, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars over their mortgage years. Don’t make the same mistake! Take a look at what makes a Mortgage Intelligence Mortgage Broker tick, and get one working for you today!

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Contact the team at MiMortgage.ca at 1 866 452-1100 to speak to an expert now!

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Real Mortgage Story for April

Nina and her mum Eileen were looking to buy a home together. They found the ideal home but ran in to a glitch of not being successful in obtaining mortgage financing through a major bank. The deadline on their condition for financing on the purchase was drawing closer and Nina & Eileen were anxious to have their financing sorted out and moving forward.

The team at MiMortgage.ca were contacted 24 hours prior to expiry of financing condition. Our team was able to secure mortgage financing for Nina and Eileen within 24 hours.

Whatever your financial or personal circumstances maybe it’s worth having a conversation with an expert at MiMortgage.ca to find out your options for obtaining financing. We offer mortgage solutions based on individual customer needs. Contact us to speak to an expert now!

Fictitious names have been used in order to protect our clients’ identities.

 


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That low-rate mortgage could actually cost you more.

DB14142_fb_financialconcepts_71917359_miCheapest is not always best. We know that’s true when we’re shopping for anything else. But we still tend to believe that lowest rate is the one and only factor in choosing a mortgage. Most Canadian homeowners would be shocked to discover that their low-rate mortgage could actually cost them more in the long run.

Why? Because the right mortgage is about a lot more than just rate.

It’s true that even a small reduction in rate can mean interest savings over the life of your mortgage. And mortgage brokers are experts at seeking out competitive rates from a wide range of lenders. But they also look deeper. Sometimes those cut-rate mortgages come with higher fees, penalties, or restrictive terms, which could prove more costly over the long term than a slightly higher-rate mortgage with flexible terms.

One of the best ways to save interest, for example, is to use pre-payment options. If you get a quarterly bonus, a tax refund, or a seasonal income boost, then you have some excellent opportunities to slash your mortgage costs. Putting extra money against your mortgage principal could save you thousands of dollars in interest. If your cut-rate mortgage doesn’t permit pre-payments, that’s a huge missed opportunity.

Also watch for low-rate “teasers”: cut-rate mortgages with a short timeline. Sometimes a lender will offer a rate that is good for just 30 days, after which the rate will jump. If closing takes a little longer, or there’s a glitch in documentation, then you need to be prepared with a backup plan. These teasers can be stressful – and not always the best deal anyway.

An accredited independent mortgage broker will determine the features and privileges that best meet your personal situation, looking at:

  • Refinancing penalties
  • Fixed vs variable rate
  • Term
  • Pre-payment options
  • Payment flexibility
  • Restrictions
  • Fees
  • Portability
  • Assumability

Most people spend more time choosing the right car than choosing the right mortgage, although it’s likely the largest expense they’ll likely ever undertake.

Make sure you have a mortgage that is custom-built for your personal situation. Cheapest isn’t always best. And obviously the most expensive mortgage is rarely the best choice either. But the right combination of rate and features – matched to your needs – is the fastest route to mortgage freedom. It’s your mortgage broker’s job to help you with that route-planning: a map for your financial future.

Whether you’re buying your first home, getting ready for renewal, refinancing a mortgage, taking out some equity for debt consolidation, renovations, or investing – it’s a good time to contact the team at MiMortgage.ca to get fresh, timely, expert perspective.