In this blog post we’re going to answer a very common question; how long does it take to get approved for a mortgage in Canada? Alex Lavender has been one of the top rated mortgage broker for years. When it comes to getting a mortgage approval they can be done
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Whether you’re a first time home buyer or a seasoned real estate investor. Or just need some general advice, your mortgage broker is here to help.
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Meet Alex Lavender, Mortgage Specialist
He takes pride in helping Nova Scotians purchase their first homes, refinance their current homes, or obtain a loan when no other options are available.
Alex listens to your situation and uses the necessary information to provide you with a variety of options from different lenders, including the big banks.
Types Of Mortgages
A fixed mortgage provides you the security of locking in an interest rate for the term of your loan. You will know exactly how much principal and interest you will be paying on the mortgage during the term.
Terms range from 6 months to 10 years, and most offer additional payments to pay down the principle.
A variable-rate mortgage allows you to take advantage of the current low interest rates. Most variable loans are below prime and can range from 1 – 5 years.
However the interest rate will fluctuate as the bank of Canada’s prime rate changes.
An open mortgage allows you the flexibility to pay off a portion or the full principle amount at any time. Interest rates are usually higher for open mortgages and are tied to the bank’s prime rate.
There are no penalties for paying off the full outstanding amount with this type.
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Commonly Asked Questions
Mortgage brokers are extremely common among first time home buyers. A mortgage broker works with many lenders including major banks, small lenders and private lenders. Which means they have access to better rates, and more variety of mortgage types.
Mortgage brokers act as a resourceful intermediary on behalf of individuals. Your broker will research and present to you a variety of different mortgages. From big banks to private lenders, which will let you compare the best rates that you can get.
Here’s what you should look for in a mortgage broker. Know the average time to closing, third party fees and lender fees, and the cost or timeline to lock in your mortgage rate. If you are curious about a broker reach out and talk to them, see if you enjoy their service that’ll give you a good idea if you want to work with them.
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It is important to know the difference between an approval and a pre-approval for a mortgage. A pre-approval is based on estimates using theoretical figures for a property. An approval is for a specific property once an offer is made and is backed up with documentation to prove the information