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Competition = Lowest Mortgage Rates in Alberta

Although many people in Alberta try to re-negotiate a mortgage with one lender [a bank], competition has always resulted in the best deal.

With your application, we will survey all of the leading Canadian lenders to find the best rate mortgages in Canada. This FREE unbiased service guarantees that you will receive the lowest mortgage rates and the most savings over the term of your mortgage:

Term
Our Rate
Bank Rate
Savings
 
3 years 2.79 3.75 $6,943.75
5 years 3.04 4.94 $22,643.11
7 years 3.99 5.75 $29,211.05
 
Above calculation based on a $250,000.00 mortgage loan over a 25-year amortization period using a monthly payment schedule (mortgage loan for an average Calgary inner-city two-story home).
* Mortgages and rates subject to change without notice.

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If high interest rate credit cards and loan debt are keeping you from getting ahead, as a home owner you can refinance your existing mortgage and use the equity in your home to pay off that debt. With the low mortgage rates and rising property values it is a great time to consolidate your debt and even decrease your monthly payments.

Can I use Funds from my RRSPs as a Down Payment without Tax Penalty?

The answer is yes. Through the Home Buyers' Plan (HBP), Revenue Canada permits you to use up to $25,000 of your RRSP funds as a source of down payment towards buying or building a new qualifying home. Revenue Canada will not view your eligible withdrawal amount as income therefore, that amount will not be taxed. However, there is a catch. The amount withdrawn from your RRSP must be repaid into your RRSP within a 15 year period. If you fail to make the repayment by the specified deadline, the amount that was withdrawn will then be counted as income for that year and you will be taxed.

Home Buyers' Plan from the Government of Canada

Is there a benefit to using the Home Buyers' Plan?

If you use your RRSPs within the specified guidelines of the Home Buyers' Plan, you will see both immediate and long term benefits. For example, you are immediately able to increase your down payment amount which in turn decreases your principal amount owing. By owing less on the principal, you will gain substantial savings on interest alone over your mortgage term.

Canadian Mortgage Info Online

CanEquity.com has recently launched its Canadian Mortgage Statistics website providing a unique source for mortgage brokers and mortgage seekers to learn about Internet mortgage trends.

These statistics were compiled using over 20,000 surveys, plus data collected over a span of five years.

Over one thousand pages of cities and towns have been developed with data ranging from average loans to peak hours for mortgage inquires through a 24-hour day.

Some of the highlights you will find are:

  • Average ages, martial and residential status for Internet mortgage inquires.
  • Interactive flash interface allowing you to plot national and provincial mortgage originations, average incomes, and loan amounts.
  • Data displaying year-to-year, month-to-month and day-to-day Internet volume comparisons with complete charts and graphs.
  • Tables displaying provincial and national mortgage volume rankings of cities and towns throughout Canada.

These statistics are anonymous and contain no personal information, and cannot be used to gather such information; therefore this information may be used freely for educational or non-commercial use.

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