How to Choose the Right Mortgage

Choosing the Right Mortgage and Mortgage Agent

Saturday Jul 01st, 2023


Ahhh you've decuded that you are ready to be a home owner.  Congratulations!  Now, obtaining a mortgage can be feel confusing and intimidating.  But fear not, below you will find several tips to help you to choose the right mortgage and mortgage agent to have the most successful outcome possible.  Follow these easy mortgage steps!

Step 1: Get A Real Mortgage Approval - 

To Thine Own Self Be True!  Before you apply have a heart to hear and  asses yourself financially.  Do not buy a home to impress, keep up with or to stunt on Insta!   

Know what you owe, figure out how much money you have and how much you will need to borrow. It’s always essential to decipher your affordability so that you can sustain yourself and be prepared for any of the unexpected circumstances life is almost guaranteed to  bring. A mortgage agent or broker will then take an application by phone, in person, or online.  Prior to starting this, gather your tax returns, letters of employment, list of assets and debts to have the most in depth results. Once it has been received, the mortgage application process will begin by verifying the information you have provided.

Step 2: Choose the Right Mortgage Program

Mortgages also come in all shapes and sizes. When choosing a mortgage it is important to consider the You have to pick which loan is more aligned with your financial situation and goals. There are four basic types ofhome financing loans.

A) Fixed Rate Mortgage

Fixed Rate mortgages usually have terms that can last from 1 year to 10 years. As the name suggests, the interest rate and monthly payments will remain the same for the specified term. This type of loan should appeal to you if you: Plan to live in the home for more than 5 years Like the stability of a fixed interest payment Think your income and spending will stay the same Don’t like the risk of having a higher monthly payment

B) Adjustable Rate Mortgage

An Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) lasts for 3-5 years. But during these terms, the interest rate on the loan can go up or down which means monthly payments can increase or decrease. This type of loan should appeal to you if you: Plan to say in your home for less than 5 years Don’t mind having your monthly payment increase or decrease Are comfortable with risk of possible payment increases in the future Think your income will probably increase in the future

C) Combination Rate Mortgage

A Combination Rate Mortgage combines fixed interest rates and adjustable interest rates. This type of loan would appeal to you if you: Want to manage interest rate risk Choose to take advantage of both long and short term rates Like the stability of a fixed interest payment Don’t mind having monthly payment increase or decrease

D) Lines of Credit

Utilizing a Line of Credit is becoming an innovative way to finance your home purchase. You can take the amount you need from the credit limit that you were granted. You only pay interest on what you use and this money can be put towards things like home renovations, a child’s education, and debt consolidation.

Step 3: Mortgage Submission and Approval

Once you select the appropriate mortgage program, you will submit this information to your mortgage associate along with any other required documentation. You will then wait for the mortgage approval from the mortgage associate either through email or fax. After the approval, the associate will also review your commitment to the mortgage. Any additional documents that are required by the lender should be sent to the associate no later than 10 days after the approval.

Step 4: Lawyer

The associate will send the mortgage instructions to your lawyer to review and sign the documents. First you will review all the terms and conditions prior to signing to make sure the interest rate and loan terms are what were promised. Double check to see that the names and address are correctly spelled on the documents. Signing takes place in front of a notary public or lawyer. There will be several fees with obtaining a mortgage and transferring property ownership which will be paid at closing. Bring a bank draft check for the down payment and closing costs if required. Personal cheques are not accepted. You will also need to show homeowners insurance policy and other requirements such as flood or fire insurance and proof of payment.

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