Is a Private Mortgage Right for You?

There are just many situations in life when a “conventional mortgage” (i.e. a bank acts as the lender) doesn’t fit your needs. Private lender financing in Canada is up over 60% than in previous years, so it’s important to explore all of your options. Whatever type of financing you’re looking for, one of our Toronto mortgage brokers can help! Here we’re going to explore what a private mortgage is and what situations it works best in. The only thing that is different about a Canadian private mortgage is the lender, so let’s get started.

Why Would You Want a Private Mortgage?

There are many reasons someone would choose private mortgage lending over more traditional forms of credit. Maybe you have a poor credit history or no credit history at all (which likely isn’t the case in this situation, but everyone is different!) You could also be self employed or retired. Some people have high risk properties that can discourage traditional lenders, and others will need a private loan to bridge the gap between what they have and what they need to move into a new home. If you need to take out a second mortgage to pay off bills, a private mortgage may be right for you.

Why Private Lending?

When you work with Toronto mortgage brokers, you’ll get access to many different private and conventional lenders. If you want to be able to apply to as many lenders as possible to get the best outcome without ruining your credit, you’ll want to work with us. You’ll have a two week period from the time you first apply for a mortgage where your credit won’t be “dinged” for excessive inquiries. This is why when we take your application we start applying to multiple lenders for you, making sure you get the best mortgage possible.

What are the Benefits of a Private Lender?

When you work with a Canadian private lender, you get a lender who understands your situation. Why should you have to apply to just one lender and hope that the outcome works out in your favour when you can get the right loan at the right price from someone nearby? Interest rates now are at the lowest they’ve been in many decades, so if you can cash in on low interest rates now you’ll be able to have a great mortgage that you can live with today and tomorrow. Even if in the end you don’t go with a private lender, you’ll know that you explored all of your options and came out with the best mortgage for you.

If you’d like to learn more about private mortgage lenders and your financing options, contact us today! One of our Toronto mortgage brokers will help you through the process and help you find the loan that’s just right for you. From a fixed rate private loan to a variable rate conventional loan, you’ll find the one that fits your needs.

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How do Second Mortgages Work?

If you need money and own a home, you can get a second mortgage! Do you need to remodel your home, have bills that you need to pay or many a big ticket item that you want to buy? If so, a Canadian second mortgage could help you get the money you need today for a better tomorrow. Here we’re going to talk about how these work and why you should work with a Toronto mortgage broker like us to get the best deal. Let’s get started.

What is a Second Mortgage?

A second mortgage is a lot like your first mortgage, but a little different. Depending on how much you’ve paid off from your first mortgage, you may be able to delay payment on your second mortgage for up to 25 years. This is where it pays to understand all of the terms of your mortgage, and why you want to work with a Toronto mortgage broker to make things work out in your favour.

When you apply for a second mortgage, you’ll need to fill out paperwork like you did for your first mortgage; you will need to bring some identification documents with you, but we can help you know which one of these you’ll need. After that, we’ll help you go over your application and figure out what areas need improving and if this is the right time to apply for a mortgage. You may want to work on your credit so you can get the lowest interest rate possible (up to 2.75% in some cases!)

Aren’t Second Mortgages Expensive?

This will really depend on the type of lender you go with and their attitude towards you. If you have poor or bad credit, you may be better off avoiding more traditional lenders. This way you’ll be able to get the financing that you need without any of the hassles of being paired with the wrong lender. If you’re looking for a quick loan that you can pay off in a short term (shorter than many 25 year mortgages go anyway), you may want to choose a conventional lender.

Is a Second Mortgage Right for You?

It’s hard to evaluate your case; everyone is different and has their own unique needs! This is why it’s important to evaluate why you want to take out this loan. Speak with one of our Toronto mortgage brokers to see if this is the right choice for you. Some common uses for second mortgages are:

Home Repairs and Remodels: a home repair and remodel can go a long way towards making sure your home is ready to be sold.

Paying off Debts: From credit card debts to private hospital bills, home equity can help you cover it. If you’re in the process of debt consolidation you may need a lump sum for settling your debt.

Bridge Financing: if you’re in the process of buying a home and selling a previous one, you can get a special kind of second mortgage known as a “bridge mortgage” to help you fill in the financing gaps.

Looking to apply for a second mortgage? Click here!

Put the Equity in Your Home to Work with a Home Equity Line of Credit

With a home equity line of credit, or HELOC, you’ll finally be in the equity in your home to work. But if you were to find the lowest HELOC rates, fantastic and easy access to your credit line, and the flexibility that suits your life you’re going to need one of our Toronto mortgage brokers help you! Here were going to talk about how HELOCs work, the benefits and pitfalls, and everything else you need to know if this is the right decision for you. You want to make sure you’re getting the lowest rate possible – the lower the interest the less you have to pay!

How does a home equity line of credit work?

Instead of you having to worry about things like dealing with a large lump sum or planning far ahead, a HELOC works a little different. Open one for a rainy day and use it when you need it with the flexibility and easy access options you need. Open one right now and fund your retirement, start a business, pay your kids’ Uni tuition. Unlike a second mortgage or home equity loan, you borrow just what you need and pay it back when you use it, and borrow it again if you need to. If you never use it, you don’t have to worry about paying it back – it’s just that easy.

Who is eligible for a home equity line of credit?

If you have equity in your home, you’re eligible for a HELOC. The more equity you have the better the deal you’re going to get – but you’re also going to want to have good credit, a good job and proof to back it up. The lender needs to know that you’re going to be able to pay back this loan; if you don’t have good credit or a good income, you may still qualify for a HELOC – but you may have to pay more in less favourable terms and interest rate penalties.

Can I pay off my home equity line of credit early?

This depends on the lender you’re working with. When you choose us as your Toronto mortgage broker we’ll help you through the process. From figuring out whether you should go with Lender A that offers a great rate but a penalty if you pay early, or Lender B which offers the ability to pay it off early with a slightly higher interest rate, you might want to take Lender B.

Get the best rate with us

If you want to get the best rate on your next HELOC, you’ll want to work with us! As Canada mortgage brokers we can help you figure out how much you can save – you might even be surprised at how much it could be! If you’ve already worked with your current lender to find a HELOC, we can help you find a better rate – so give us a call today!

Also, visit our home equity line of credit page today to learn more!