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The Official Mortgage Rates Thread

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Dec 1, 2006
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Hi there,
my fife and I just sold our home and bought a new house (will be primary resident), I'm looking for a good mortgage plan, and our broker told us that 3.09% is the best out there.
Is this true?
here is the info:
-How much is the mortgage owing? 150K
-Sold the house for: 720K
-New Mortgage Amount:625K
-household income ~220K
-Moving to ? Oakville
-Is the property owner-occupied or a rental? Owner
-Who is your current lender? MCAP
-Do you have a HELOC tied to the mortgage? No
-Is the mortgage CMHC insured? No
-Closing Date: End of May
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I'm looking for best rates(fixed or variable) for a pre construction home (property 1) purchased 3 years ago closing in July. That home will be owner occupied however I plan to lease my current home for the foreseeable future.

property 1
Location: Whitby
Purchase price: 747K
Down payment: 20%
Purchase: May 2016
Closing : July 2019
Income: 185 - 190k
credit Score: 850+


property 2 (to be leased)
current mortgage: 240k
current value: 525 - 550k
location: Ajax
Projected rent: $1900 -$2000 per mth


TIA
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Apr 16, 2019
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Hi guys,

My property value has fallen by ~$48,000 since refinancing, dropping my equity below 20%. I’m wondering if this will limit my options and what to expect?

Mortgage amount owing at maturity: $183,900
Approximate market value: $222,000
Location: Calgary, AB
Is the property owner-occupied or a rental? Owner
Original purchase date: June 2009
Is the mortgage CMHC insured? No
Did you refinance your mortgage since you owned your home? Yes
Current lender: CIBC
Do you have a HELOC tied to the mortgage? Yes, HELOC limit increases with principle payments

Thanks in advance!
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Feb 28, 2011
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CdnRealEstateGuy wrote: Is $600k the budget for the property or the mortgage? Based on your income, you're looking at a $350,000 mortgage AT MOST.

Contact a broker or financial institution to complete an application to get pre-qualified for a mortgage.
Budget for the property. So I can do a down payment of up to $180k, meaning I have to see if I can burrow 420k. If not, I'll need to lower my target budget.
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chinmoku_tak wrote: Hi there,
my fife and I just sold our home and bought a new house (will be primary resident), I'm looking for a good mortgage plan, and our broker told us that 3.09% is the best out there.
Is this true?
here is the info:
-How much is the mortgage owing? 150K
-Sold the house for: 720K
-New Mortgage Amount:625K
-household income ~220K
-Moving to ? Oakville
-Is the property owner-occupied or a rental? Owner
-Who is your current lender? MCAP
-Do you have a HELOC tied to the mortgage? No
-Is the mortgage CMHC insured? No
-Closing Date: End of May
2.84% 5-year fixed is the best rate for your mortgage.
Kevin Somnauth, CFA
Principal Broker - First Toronto Mortgage - MA (Ontario #13176, BC #X301007)
Real Estate Salesperson - Century 21 Innovative
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Sep 29, 2018
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Hi Everyone,
I have slightly off topic question for the brokers on the forum.
I recently passed my REMIC exam to become a mortgage agent and I am planning to do this part-time.

I have couple of questions and was wondering if any of the brokers here could chime in:

1. Can a mortgage agent do his own mortgage or is that considered a conflict of interest?
2. Also does any of the brokers here on the forum hire any new mortgage agents? The rates offered here are the best and all the brokers seem very knowledgeable so it would be a good place to start.

Please PM if needed.
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shevonnem wrote: I'm looking for best rates(fixed or variable) for a pre construction home (property 1) purchased 3 years ago closing in July. That home will be owner occupied however I plan to lease my current home for the foreseeable future.

property 1
Location: Whitby
Purchase price: 747K
Down payment: 20%
Purchase: May 2016
Closing : July 2019
Income: 185 - 190k
credit Score: 850+


property 2 (to be leased)
current mortgage: 240k
current value: 525 - 550k
location: Ajax
Projected rent: $1900 -$2000 per mth


TIA
2.89% 5-year fixed is the best rate with 20% down for your purchase.
Kevin Somnauth, CFA
Principal Broker - First Toronto Mortgage - MA (Ontario #13176, BC #X301007)
Real Estate Salesperson - Century 21 Innovative
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newguyingta wrote: Hi Everyone,
I have slightly off topic question for the brokers on the forum.
I recently passed my REMIC exam to become a mortgage agent and I am planning to do this part-time.

I have couple of questions and was wondering if any of the brokers here could chime in:

1. Can a mortgage agent do his own mortgage or is that considered a conflict of interest?
2. Also does any of the brokers here on the forum hire any new mortgage agents? The rates offered here are the best and all the brokers seem very knowledgeable so it would be a good place to start.

Please PM if needed.
1-Yes, you can do your own mortgage.
2-PM me.
Kevin Somnauth, CFA
Principal Broker - First Toronto Mortgage - MA (Ontario #13176, BC #X301007)
Real Estate Salesperson - Century 21 Innovative
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You should qualify for a 5y fixed at 2.84% and pay no fees to transfer out of Mcap. Since the mortgage matures next month you need to get started asap.
chinmoku_tak wrote: Hi there,
my fife and I just sold our home and bought a new house (will be primary resident), I'm looking for a good mortgage plan, and our broker told us that 3.09% is the best out there.
Is this true?
here is the info:
-How much is the mortgage owing? 150K
-Sold the house for: 720K
-New Mortgage Amount:625K
-household income ~220K
-Moving to ? Oakville
-Is the property owner-occupied or a rental? Owner
-Who is your current lender? MCAP
-Do you have a HELOC tied to the mortgage? No
-Is the mortgage CMHC insured? No
-Closing Date: End of May
Andre Oliveira - Mortgage Agent at Valuemortgage
2018 Top 20 National - Mortgage Intelligence
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Based on the numbers you posted you should qualify for a 5y fixed at 2.89% with excellent pre payment terms, a full feature product. Contact a mortgage professional to get started and lock the best rate.
shevonnem wrote: I'm looking for best rates(fixed or variable) for a pre construction home (property 1) purchased 3 years ago closing in July. That home will be owner occupied however I plan to lease my current home for the foreseeable future.

property 1
Location: Whitby
Purchase price: 747K
Down payment: 20%
Purchase: May 2016
Closing : July 2019
Income: 185 - 190k
credit Score: 850+


property 2 (to be leased)
current mortgage: 240k
current value: 525 - 550k
location: Ajax
Projected rent: $1900 -$2000 per mth


TIA
Andre Oliveira - Mortgage Agent at Valuemortgage
2018 Top 20 National - Mortgage Intelligence
FSCO # 10428
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Realist78 wrote: Hi guys,

My property value has fallen by ~$48,000 since refinancing, dropping my equity below 20%. I’m wondering if this will limit my options and what to expect?

Mortgage amount owing at maturity: $183,900
Approximate market value: $222,000
Location: Calgary, AB
Is the property owner-occupied or a rental? Owner
Original purchase date: June 2009
Is the mortgage CMHC insured? No
Did you refinance your mortgage since you owned your home? Yes
Current lender: CIBC
Do you have a HELOC tied to the mortgage? Yes, HELOC limit increases with principle payments

Thanks in advance!
If the equity in your property has dropped below 20%, and your original mortgage was not insured with CMHC, Genworth or Canada Guarantee (ie, you had 20% or greater down payment when you bought), then you only have two options.

Option 1 - Make a prepayment on your mortgage to bring the equity back to 20% before proceeding with the switch.

Option 2 - Renew your mortgage with the same lender.
Paul Meredith
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Hello,

Renewal is coming up in August and I'm starting to shop....

My details are:

How much is the mortgage owing? $117000 (at end of term)
Roughly, what is the current market value of the property? $855000
Which city is the property located in? Calgary, AB
Is the property owner-occupied or a rental? Owner
Who is your current lender? BNS
Do you have a HELOC tied to the mortgage? No
Is the mortgage CMHC insured? No
When did you buy the property? August 2017
When is your renewal date? August 18, 2019

I'm torn between just opting for the lowest possible rate on any fixed term and a 5 yr variable

Thanks!
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Apr 7, 2005
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Hello,

We currently rent in London. We own a condo in Toronto which we rent out. We just renewed the financing for that condo in July 2018 (~$290,000) 5 year variable closed with BMO. We want to purchase a new house here in London to live in.

New property
-What is the purchase price? (Not sure yet, what is the best way to go about finding out how much we can borrow)
-How much is the down payment? (20%)
-Where is the property located (London)
-When is the closing date (have not yet bought a property)
-Will the property be owner-occupied or a rental (owner-occupied)

Thanks in advance!
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HH5 wrote: Hello,

We currently rent in London. We own a condo in Toronto which we rent out. We just renewed the financing for that condo in July 2018 (~$290,000) 5 year variable closed with BMO. We want to purchase a new house here in London to live in.

New property
-What is the purchase price? (Not sure yet, what is the best way to go about finding out how much we can borrow)
-How much is the down payment? (20%)
-Where is the property located (London)
-When is the closing date (have not yet bought a property)
-Will the property be owner-occupied or a rental (owner-occupied)

Thanks in advance!
Lowest 5 year fixed with a 20% down payment right now is 2.89% or 5 year variable would be prime -1.10% (2.85%). Note that these rates cannot be locked in until you have an accepted offer on a property.
Paul Meredith
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CityCan Financial Corp (lic. 10532)
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astrolad wrote: Hello,

Renewal is coming up in August and I'm starting to shop....

My details are:

How much is the mortgage owing? $117000 (at end of term)
Roughly, what is the current market value of the property? $855000
Which city is the property located in? Calgary, AB
Is the property owner-occupied or a rental? Owner
Who is your current lender? BNS
Do you have a HELOC tied to the mortgage? No
Is the mortgage CMHC insured? No
When did you buy the property? August 2017
When is your renewal date? August 18, 2019

I'm torn between just opting for the lowest possible rate on any fixed term and a 5 yr variable

Thanks!
You would have the following rates available

2.94% 5 yr fixed

2.85% 5 yr variable

Hope this helps

Phil
Phil Cragg
Mortgage Broker
Mortgage Outlet Inc Broker License #12628

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