Income The Misunderstood Element

In our evolving explanation of the elements required to secure a mortgage, we come to one of the most misunderstood elements in the group. Income can be derived from various sources. Because of that reason banks will treat different sources of income differently. To understand this we must first understand what happens behind the scenes when a…

Credit Score the First Element

Your credit score is the first element that is looked at when one applies for financing. You can say that it is the lifeblood of your financial profile. In Canada, we have two main credit reporting agencies. They are Equifax & Transunion. Both agencies gather and build profiles on Canadians and use that information to determine…

CMHC Mortgage Loan Insurance premium

CMHC Raises Premiums Again

CMHC raises premiums again. Effective March 17th The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation will be significantly raising rates. The media and CMHC can sugar coat it all they want. The increase will hit Canadians and Monoline lenders hard. The new rates will see premiums jump to unprecedented values. that will have a long-lasting impact on the average…