Mortgage credit score required for mortgage approval in 2023
Can you afford the monthly payments and property taxes as well as any incidentals that might come up? Here’s a guide on what a lender is looking for in terms of your credit score and how to get an approval.
How to Buy a Foreclosed Home in Canada in 2023
Foreclosure may be forced on a homeowner because of criminal activity or bad living conditions. There are many circumstances that can cause someone to be removed from their property. Lenders who keep the liens to properties like this will need to do something to get some of their money back as they will be at a loss. The lender is legally allowed to sell the home, putting it up for sale.
The 30 Cheapest Places to Live in Canada for 2023
If you’re currently living in one of the areas in Canada that are inflated, you may want to consider looking for a new place. There are plenty of affordable towns and cities in Canada to get in on owning a home. There are some mortgages you may not currently be able to access because you don’t qualify. If you have the freedom to move, you may want to consider it. There are a lot of Canadians that are working remotely now. If you don’t need to live in one of the expensive cities like Vancouver or Toronto, it’s a great opportunity to explore this incredible country.
Canadian Housing Market News 2023
If you’re looking to get a mortgage, you may be able to purchase for less than you could a year ago but you’ll be dealing with much higher interest rates. It’s harder to meet the requirements for a good mortgage rate at the moment as the CMHC changed protocols based on the change in interest rates. However, for those who have excellent credit, the interest rate can be reduced, which is a silver lining. There are a few facts you’ll want to know as a Canadian looking to get in or out of the real estate market in 2023.
The Bank of Canada Interest Rate and How It Impacts Canadians Now and Looking Into the Next Few Years
Interest rates with the Bank of Canada tell a tale of how the economy in Canada is doing. As interest rates rise, consumerism falls so there’s a major impact on Canadians in general. To get the full scope, it’s important to understand the influence of the Bank of Canada. It’s a crown corporation and the main bank of Canada and is responsible for putting together Canada’s monetary policy.
Are Proceeds From a Reverse Mortgage Taxable?
Watch this 1 minute video to learn whether the proceeds from a reverse mortgage are taxable or not.
What is a recession and what does it mean for the average Canadian?
We often hear that a recession is coming. You may be wondering, why do we worry about recessions so much? Let’s gain a better understanding of recessions by looking at what a recession is and what does it mean for the average Canadian.
US Investment Property Financing for Canadians
Better still, so far as the US government is concerned, there are no restrictions for Canadian citizens wanting to purchase real estate in America. With that in mind, here’s what you should know about buying and financing an investment property in the US.
Canadian mortgage market: rising interest rates and what that means for consumers
After flat and falling interest rates for many years, 2022 has been the year of rising interest rates. We saw prime rates go up for the first time in almost 4 years. Fixed rates are going up as well.
Let’s look at what rising interest rates means for consumer in the Canadian mortgage market.
What You Should Know About Getting a Mortgage When You’re Self-Employed
When you’re self-employed, dealing with fluctuations in your income can be tough. What’s even tougher in some cases however, is trying to get a mortgage without a regular paycheque. Here’s what you need to know about getting a mortgage in Canada when you’re self-employed.