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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:

Our Rate
Bank Rate
3 years 5.64 3.89 $12,724.62
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.

Open Mortgage vs. Closed Mortgage

An "open mortgage" can be paid back in full at any time prior to maturity, without penalty. You will find most variable rate mortgages with deep discounts are closed for a pre-determined time. After this time frame the mortgage can become an open mortgage. A qualified mortgage agent can clarify the differences for you.

A "closed mortgage" can not be terminated or paid out before the end of the term without penalty. A "closed mortgage" provides payment stability but penalizes a mortgager who wishes to terminate the mortgage before the end of the term. Terms can be for six months, one to five years, or for seven, ten, fifteen, eighteen and twenty-five years, with the five year term being the most common. Interest rates generally rise with the length of the mortgage term. Most fixed rate mortgages are closed.

Let us find the best lowest rate!

When dealing with your bank, you only deal with one lender. At Alberta Equity Mortgages, we shop the market from coast to coast comparing rates from hundreds of Canadian banks, mortgage lenders, trust companies and credit unions. This allows us to find you the lowest mortgage rates and best possible terms in Canada. And, if that's not enough, we will do all the paperwork necessary to get your mortgage application pre-approved, saving you the time, money and trouble of going to the bank.

Lender vs. Broker...

Many people have asked us what the difference is between a mortgage broker and a mortgage lender. A mortgage broker is a trained professional that has access to loan products of different lenders and is licensed to provide you with the best advice for your mortgage needs. Mortgage brokers do not lend money. Most brokerages are small firms providing expertise services and counseling rather than loans. The lender is the one who provides the money to the borrower at the closing table. The lender also makes the final decision regarding loan approval.

So why can't you skip the middle man and go straight to the lender? Many lenders will not deal with the public for a number of reasons. For one, the cost in promoting would be too great. For example, there are many mortgage lenders based in Calgary, Alberta alone. Bridgewater, MRS Trust, Gibraltar Mortgage just to name a few. But how many of those have you actually heard of? Another reason is administration. There is a lot of paperwork involved when you close a mortgage agreement, and it just makes sense dividing up the work amongst the brokers.

Choosing the Right Type of Home

After you have decided that home ownership is right for you, it is important to fully understand which type of home will best suit your needs.

Not all individuals or families belong in a three bedroom, split-level house in the suburbs. Some might prefer condo or town home living for added convenience, so it is important to assess your needs fully before deciding on the type of property to purchase.

Each type of housing will have pros and cons, so weigh them all carefully and make an informed decision. If you are finding the choices overwhelming, our professional mortgage brokers at Alberta Equity Mortgages can offer advice about the different kinds of housing available and steer you in the right direction.