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The Power of Pre-approval

Posted by CENTUM Canada on May 29, 2017
With home buying season upon us, most people will dive right in with a loose budget. A loose budget however, can be dangerous if your heart gets set on a home that is out of reach financially. The first thing that any potential buyer should do is get pre-approved for a mortgage. Once approved, buyers can shop within a clear budget and focus the search on properties within a specific price range. ...

Not All Mortgage Penalties Are Equal

Posted by CENTUM Canada on May 11, 2017
This is a story about Joe and Sue. Two different people with similar mortgages, but very different prepayment penalties.  Joe and Sue each buy a house at the exact same time for the exact same price and get a mortgage for the exact same amount. The only difference is Joe uses a Big Bank, and Sue uses a monoline lender for their mortgages. Let’s assume they both received a rate of ...

8 Things to Avoid After a Mortgage Preapproval

Posted by CENTUM Canada on May 3, 2017
You have word from your agent letting you know you are pre-approved for a mortgage. This is an exciting time as you are well on your way to purchasing a new home. A preapproval is usually good for 60 to 120 days depending on the lender. If you do not purchase a home within this time frame, the lender may require you to get preapproved again. Therefore, it is important to continue the great behavior ...
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