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Name: Ross Taylor
Date registered: April 14, 2013
URL: http://www.askross.ca

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  1. Not the time for short closings in the Toronto real estate market — May 23, 2017
  2. Toronto appraisal too low and led to big time trouble — May 16, 2017
  3. Toronto mortgage with no down payment is no problem — February 17, 2017
  4. Private Second Mortgages Have Low Monthly Payments — January 29, 2017
  5. Mortgage Pre Approval Essential in Toronto Market — January 17, 2017

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Not the time for short closings in the Toronto real estate market

Not the time for short closings in the Toronto real estate market Strange things are happening in the mortgage world the past few weeks. It’s as if all the government and media’s efforts to slow down the real estate industry are finally taking effect. Couple this with the typical annual Spring Real Estate Market, and everything …

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Toronto appraisal too low and led to big time trouble

Toronto appraisal too low and led to big time trouble The AskRoss hotline received a call on the weekend from a first time buyer in major league stress. His unconditional offer to purchase a new home in Brampton was much higher than any prior sales in the neighbourhood. When his application was submitted to the …

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Toronto mortgage with no down payment is no problem

Toronto mortgage with no down payment is no problem It seems the barriers to entry into Toronto real estate ownership keep getting higher and higher. In recent months we have seen government intervention in mortgage lender guidelines; increased default insurance (CMHC, Genworth or Canada Guaranty) premiums, and a white hot market pushing home prices to …

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Private Second Mortgages Have Low Monthly Payments

Private Second Mortgages Have Low Monthly Payments Last week I arranged a private second mortgage for a family living in North York. The interest rate was 9.49% and the loan amount was $40,000. Mrs. Jones called me to ask how come the monthly payment will only be $316.34. This is an excellent question. I am …

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Mortgage Pre Approval Essential in Toronto Market

Mortgage Pre Approval Essential in Toronto Market If you are buying a home in Toronto you need to properly prepare yourself for highly competitive multi offer situations and a confusing array of new mortgage lending guidelines. Toronto home prices continue to rise and with inventory in short supply, home sellers and their real estate agents are …

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Toronto mortgage rates enter a brand new era

Say hello to a new three tier pricing structure for five year fixed rate mortgages. Hi ratio mortgages will still enjoy the lowest rates. 30 year amortization periods for conventional mortgages will be subject to a premium in many cases – up to 0.15% Rob McLister of Canadian Mortgage Trends has done a tremendous job …

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Top ten reasons to refinance your Toronto mortgage

In the Greater Toronto Area, mortgage rules and guidelines have been in a state of flux for two months. Seems like every week, lenders are modifying or even suspending certain lending programs. Recently affected are rental properties, refinances and the length of amortization periods; and mortgages for self-employed Canadians are even harder to obtain now. …

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October 17th, 2016 is day zero for the Canadian Mortgage Industry

Hi ratio mortgage home buyers rushed to beat Oct 17 rule changes Today is the first day Canadian home buyers with less than 20% down payment find themselves with significantly lower purchasing power. Brokers estimate the impact will be to reduce your budget by around 20%. Before today, you did not have to pass this test …

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Why you should pay off a consumer proposal early

Why you should pay off a consumer proposal early Before you filed your consumer proposal (CP), your debts were out of control. Your CP gave you relief from your creditors, collectors and even garnishments. It was a very responsible way to deal with your debts – creditors appreciate that. How well are you balancing your income …

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Pay off consumer proposal early – led to best mortgage possible

Pay off consumer proposal early – led to best mortgage possible. It seems to be happening more often these days where chartered banks might not renew the mortgages of borrowers who included the bank’s credit cards and lines of credit in a consumer proposal or personal bankruptcy. Earlier this year Cindy and Miles Baird were in distress …

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Goodbye to 35 year am mortgages, apply now while you can

Here in Ontario, thirty five year amortizations from RMG Mortgages and B2B Bank have been a terrific offering the past few years. This mortgage product is perfect for people buying or refinancing for whom the absolute lowest payment is desired, or indeed necessary. They are only available through mortgage brokers, and not your bank. Sometimes the …

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New mortgage rules may mark the end of an era

Will October 3, 2016 go down in history as the day the feds pulled the pin on a grenade which will severely impact the Canadian real estate and mortgage industry? It’s not usually wise to make bold predictions about such matters – better qualified experts than I have routinely been wrong over the past several …

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