What is a conventional and high ratio mortgage?
A conventional mortgage is where the buyer provides a down payment of 20% of the purchase price. In other words the mortgage may not exceed 80% of loan to value. Mortgages that exceed this limit are called High ratio mortgages.
There are two different types of mortgages for self-employed borrowers. One is based on qualifier income (proof of income on paper) and the other is non-qualifier income (no proof of income on paper). There are big differences in lender policy based on each type of borrowers.
Appraisal is simply an expert opinion from a state-licensed professional on how much the value of the property really is. An appraiser uses many factors when determining the property value. They do a full detailed report and explain on how they came up with the property value. The first step is to physically examine the property inside and out to see which features bring up the value. They also look at location and recent sales around the property at question and provide anywhere from 3-4 comparables in order to better determine the value. These properties have to be very similar to the property being appraised; to specific components such as: lot size, square footage, garage type, finished or unfinished space, etc.
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Using the equity in your property can help grow your wealth and save thousands of dollars in interest over the life of your mortgage. At the end of the day, we all want to pay off our mortgages faster and if all goes to plan, maybe leave our home or properties to our kids without a mortgage balance owing (lucky for them). What if there was a mortgage strategy in place that can help you build a real estate portfolio, pay off debts and still pay off your mortgage at a faster pace? By doing this you can potentially leave the property/properties to your child/ren free and clear?
Subprime (B) and private lending options available to clients.
In Canada there are three lending tiers. The top tier or A lending as it sometimes called refers to clients who can qualify on income and credit and go through banks and other A type lenders. This type of lending would represent the majority of mortgage lending in Canada. There is however two other lending options available to consumers, B and private lending. This source of lending represents a large portion of the overall Canadian mortgage lending market.
If you are a homeowner in Canada and are 55 years of age or older, you may qualify for a reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage is designed for you to convert the equity in your home into cash to help pay for increased living expenses, health care costs, a home renovation, a vacation, or anything else you need. While traditional mortgages require you to pay monthly payments, a reverse mortgage does not require monthly payments. With a reverse mortgage the bank makes monthly payments or a lump-sum payment to you based on a percentage of the value and equity of your home, your age, amount of secured debt, property type, and property location . You continue to live in your home and must meet certain requirements. Reverse mortgages are designed to offer you another stream of income so you can spend your golden years living comfortably. After you are deceased, move, or sell, the loan will be reconciled with the value of the property.
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