Many Albertans apply for a mortgage with just one lender, often their bank, without shopping around without realizing that competition always results in the best deal.
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A mortgage calculator is a quick and easy way to calculate your mortgage payments.
Learn exactly how much you can afford to spend before you buy.
If you decide to build a brand new home instead of purchasing a re-sale, it is extremely important to carefully assess the following pros and cons before purchasing:Pros
Many lending institutions will guarantee you an interest rate as soon as they receive your application. The guarantee means that if mortgage rates go up, you will get the old, lower rate. If you are buying a house, or switching your mortgage (also called transferring), the guarantee can last from 60 to 120 days (2 to 4 months).
It is not just about making payments consistently and on time, there is a little bit more to the calculation of your credit score or beacon score as referred to in the mortgage industry. The payment history you have established only accounts for about one third of your actual beacon score. The pie chart below shows the actual breakdown of the beacon score.
Balances owing are a huge factor in the overall credit report. And, the longer you have had a good credit history will increase your score. But watch out, credit card accounts where the balances are at or above the credit limit will dramatically hurt your Beacon score.
It is important to clearly define what is important to you and your family to have in a new home. Most people focus on how much they can afford to spend, but there are other things to also consider.
Before shopping for that new home, write down a list of things you would like to have in your new home and divide them by essential items and nice-to-have items.
Ask yourself questions such as: