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Alternative Lender
Published:   •  Failing a Mortgage Stress Test Doesn’t Have to Mean ‘No’ to a Mortgage While the mortgage stress test was designed to help ensure Canadians don’t overstep their financial means, there are instances where it makes sense to bypass this process, yet still keep affordability top of mind. And, while you won’t necessarily...
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Published:   •   The Truth about Alternative Mortgage Lenders Some members of the media have gone overboard painting a dark and dour picture of alternative mortgage lenders. The impression they give is that a bank mortgage is lily-white-extra-virgin-be-all-and-end-all, and anything else is inferior — and perhaps unsavoury. We hear terms like shadow lending, sub-prime lending, private lending,...
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Published: • We’re told that a consumer proposal or bankruptcy gives us a second chance to get things right. A fresh start. But what does that mean when it comes to buying a home after a consumer proposal? This article will discuss three different scenarios. If you recently completed a consumer proposal If you have...
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Published: • Get the best mortgage possible by paying off your consumer proposal early 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...
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Published: • Your Bank Isn’t Always The Best Choice For A Mortgage Most of us have accounts with a chartered bank, so it’s natural we turn to them when we need a mortgage. “It’s convenient to have it all in one place.” “They know my situation best.” “My family has always done their mortgage with…”...
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There is a lot more to choosing your mortgage than simply hammering your banker into submission and nailing the lowest interest rate possible. Sorry to rain on your parade folks, but would you choose the cheapest new home on the market, regardless of where it was located? Of course not! Today’s post focuses on the...
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