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Competition = Low Mortgage Rates

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.

We will survey the market and search dozens of mortgage lenders to find the best rates in Canada. This FREE unbiased service ensures that you will receive low mortgage rates and huge savings over the term of your mortgage:

Term
Our Rate
Bank Rate
Savings
 
3 years 3.28 3.65 $2,678.72
5 years 3.34 4.64 $15,495.43
7 years 3.39 5.30 $31,489.66
 
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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Obtaining a mortgage is one of the most important decisions you may ever make, and with so many choices and ongoing decisions; the right advice can have a huge financial impact.

Tips on Saving for a Down Payment

If saving for a down payment seems impossible, think again. The following tips will help you achieve this realistic goal:

  • Set a goal by determining what you can afford to spend on a home
  • Calculate how much you need to save (generally 5% of the purchase price, although more is better)
  • Remember to include closing costs and other expenses related to the purchase into how much you need to save
  • Be realistic and pace your savings according to your desired purchase date (e.g. If you want to purchase your home within a year, take the calculated down payment amount, add the amount for closing costs and other expenses, then divide by the number of months until the purchase date).

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What is a Mortgage Broker?

What is a Mortgage Broker

A Mortgage Broker is a registered agent who works on behalf of a borrower to obtain the best possible mortgage option for that borrower's financial situation. The Mortgage broker is a skilled negotiator and deals directly with the lenders in both standard and non standard borrowing situations. They have access to lenders who may not advertise nationally or be readily available to the consumer so finding the best possible mortgage option holds true.

When Applying for your Mortgage

When applying for your mortgage it is beneficial to have the following information readily available:

  • A current salary statement or letter from your employer
  • A confirmation such as a letter or bank statement showing the source of your down payment
  • Financial statements for the last three years and personal income tax returns if you are self employed
  • A copy of the accepted purchase offer
  • Details on the property being purchased such a land survey or an MLS print out
  • Building plans, specifications, and the builder agreement if you are buying a home that is to be constructed

Taking the Stress out of Home Hunting

House Hunting Without Stress

Purchasing a new home can be a major decision for many and it can also be extremely stressful. Don't let stress ruin this exciting time.

By pre-qualifying and taking all of your mortgage needs into consideration prior to house hunting, you can then focus on the small details when you are ready to start looking.

The perfect home within your price range is waiting for you, but if you need more help taking the guess work out of mortgage shopping and home buying, our brokers at Alberta Equity Mortgages will work for you.