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How To Budget For Variable-rate Mortgage Payments

How To Budget For Variable-rate Mortgage Payments

  How to budget for variable-rate mortgage payments: With a variable-interest-rate mortgage some lending institutions say that the same amount can be paid each month should a homeowner switch to a fixed-interest-rate mortgage. In the long term, less of the monthly payment goes toward paying down the principal. We can help a homeowner budget for a… Read More

Paying Your Variable-rate Mortgage Like a Fixed-rate Mortgage

Paying Your Variable-rate Mortgage Like a Fixed-rate Mortgage

  Paying Your Variable-rate Mortgage Like a Fixed-rate Mortgage. When and why you should pay off your variable-interest-rate mortgage: Very often the variable-interest-rate mortgage is less than a fixed-rate mortgage. If you pay off your variable-interest-rate mortgage, you will have saved more money than if you had a fixed-interest-rate mortgage. We can help a homeowner… Read More

How Often Variable Rates Change

How Often Variable Rates Change

    How Often Do Variable Rates Change? The Bank of Canada can legally change its prime lending rate plus or minus, sixteen times a year. In reality, it normally only changes about once or twice, and is plus or minus .15% to .25% per annum. We can help a home owner in forecasting those… Read More

Spring Clean-up with the Mortgage Centre contest–go and vote at The Mortgage Centre Facebook page.

Spring Clean-up with the Mortgage Centre contest–go and vote at The Mortgage Centre Facebook page.

    The voting begins now– go to The Mortgage Centre Facebook page and begin your vote on your favorite caption from the top five finalists! Clean-Up With the Mortgage Centre Contest: Spring is here and it’s never been a better time to Clean-Up. Simply participate in our Mortgage Centre Spring Clean-Up contest. Every day for… Read More

Debt Consolidation Plan

When should you consider consolidating your debt with your mortgage and why?

  If you are unable to pay off your debts each month and your total debt exceeds $5000. Interest rates and how they are calculated vary widely. Interest on a mortgage is calculated twice a year A Line of Credit loan is calculated monthly and usually carries a higher interest rate Credit cards are calculated… Read More

Tip for when buying a house – Get all the documents organized that the lender will want to see

Tip for when buying a house – Get all the documents organized that the lender will want to see

  Tip for when buying a house – Get all the documents organized that the lender will want to see: the importance of Documentation. If you are employed: Two years of T4s; Two recent pay stubs; Letter of employment If you are self-employed: Make sure income taxes are up to date If you own a corporation:… Read More