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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 5.59 3.89 $12,360.37
5 years 5.09 4.99 $1,201.97
7 years 6.09 5.80 $4,868.42
 
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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  • Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

  • Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

  • Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

  • Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

  • Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

  • Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

This Week's Topic And Mortgage News and Events

 
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. CanEquity Mortgage is an active member of the Better Business Bureau and has helped tens of thousands of Canadian's with their mortgages.

Things to Consider When Building a Brand New Home

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
  • You are the first occupant meaning no one else has lived in the home
  • You get to decorate as you wish by selecting your colors, design features, and other various upgrades
  • You are protected from construction deficiencies by Provincial Law
Cons
  • The area is not established and is often still under construction causing excess traffic, noise, dust, etc.
  • Landscaping, driveway paving, and other finishing touches might take extended periods of time to have completed due to other construction in the area
  • The timely completion and occupancy of your new home can be delayed for any number of builder related reasons
  • There are some closing costs that apply to new homes

Did your Bank Refuse to give you a Mortgage?

Don't be embarrassed if your current bank has turned you down for a mortgage because it happens more often than you think. At Alberta Equity Mortgages, we know it can be frustrating for clients when the bank they have been dealing with for many years, denies them a mortgage.

So, why not let our professional brokers go to work for you? We have access to numerous national lenders who are willing and eager to lend money in situations where the bank is not. Do not let your bank stand in your way and deny you the home of your dreams, simply apply online today!

Learn to Save $40,000 - Biweekly!

Most mortgage payments are made on a monthly basis. However, arranging to make accelerated biweekly mortgage payments can have a dramatic effect on the amount of money you have to pay and the time frame before it is all paid off.

Under a biweekly mortgage, instead of making the payments once a month, you make half the payment every two weeks. If your mortgage is $1,000 per month, under a biweekly system it would be $500 every two weeks.

You make 26 payments per year, which is the equivalent of 13 monthly payments rather than 12. The extra payment is than taken directly off the principal, reducing the payment schedule accordingly.

The effect of accelerated biweekly mortgage payments can be dramatic. For example, if you currently have a $150,000 mortgage loan at 7.5 percent fixed interest, you will have paid approximately $330,000 at the end of 25 years. That's a $180,000 in interest!

However, if you use a biweekly payment system, you will pay $290,000 and have it completely paid off in just over 20 years. You save a staggering $40,000 and you pay the loan off nearly 5 years earlier!

An increasing number of mortgage companies are now offering a biweekly payment option. It is even possible to convert your current monthly payments into a biweekly schedule.

Be wary of independent companies offering to do this for you for a fee -- you can do it for yourself by simply phoning your lender or contacting Alberta Equity Mortgages


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Should I Increase My Down Payment?

Saving Money

Coming up with enough money for a down payment can be difficult for many potential home buyers, so they often settle for simply putting the minimum 5% down.

However, it is better to put down as much as possible towards the purchase price because the more you put down, the less money you have to borrow and as a result your mortgage payments are lower and easier to manage financially.

If you are able to put down 20% of the purchase price, then you are not required to purchase mortgage insurance thus saving yourself more money over the life of your mortgage.