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Information on Mortgage Renewals

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Renewals

Are you close to the end of your mortgage term?  When you choose a fixed or variable rate mortgage, you choose a term where you are guaranteed a certain discounted rate at the bank from 6 months to 10 years. Once that term is near completion, normally your bank will send you a letter stating your renewal date and the …

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Mortgage Broker vs Bank – Who to Choose?

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Who should you go with for a mortgage, your bank or a mortgage broker? That’s the question I’ve been asked the most in the past eight years of being in business! I never get tired of answering it though because a lot of people don’t know the benefits of using a mortgage broker compared to just going with their bank.  …

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Mortgage Broker

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Choosing the right mortgage broker is a huge decision during the home buying process. There are several big-ticket items that people should consider when deciding on who to use as their mortgage broker.  In this article, I’ll share 5 things to consider and share where I place on all of these as well.   1. Education and experience. When you …

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Building Your Homebuying Team

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

Buying a property is a big deal. It takes many experts in your corner to ensure you get it right, active throughout the homebuying and mortgage processes. There’s a substantial financial commitment, plenty of legal documentation, complex negotiations and, at times, stress. To ensure your homebuying journey runs as smoothly as possible, you’ll want to build a solid team of …

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Renewing Your Mortgage? It’s Important to Weigh Your Options

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Renewals

Every time you’re in the market for a new mortgage, it’s beneficial to spend as much time considering your options as you did for your very first mortgage. This will ensure you save the most money possible throughout your mortgage term. A number of different factors such as the rate, term, amortization period, and prepayment will determine which mortgage is …

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Common Mortgage Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

As is the case with many aspects of our lives, securing a mortgage on a new or existing home can be a lot less stressful – and a whole lot more straightforward – when we’re prepared. There are many common mortgage mistakes people make that are easily avoidable when you know the facts. Here are the top three mistakes and …

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When Does a Private Mortgage Make Sense?

Matthew Jackson Alternative Mortgages

Stress test mortgage qualification requirements that were introduced last year have resulted in many more Canadians becoming familiar with private mortgage options out of necessity. Prior to this change, many borrowers viewed the world of private lending as somewhat of a mystery. Private mortgages have been around for years, but they were often reserved for people who had credit or …

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Using a Mortgage Broker Is Your Best Option

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

The home buying and mortgage processes can be cumbersome and stressful when navigating them alone. That’s why using a mortgage broker makes sense, regardless of whether you’re planning to buy your very first home or your fifth. I’ll get the lenders competing for your mortgage business when you’re purchasing property – as well as again at renewal or any time …

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Kelowna Real Estate and Mortgage Market Update

Matthew Jackson Mortgage Tips

This will be more of an opinion piece on the Real Estate Market in Kelowna and surrounding area along with where current mortgage rules are at. To start, I am currently looking for another home to buy and have been for quite a while. Looking for so long and obviously being in the industry, this year is the first time …