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30 Jun, 2023 man checking roof considering a home repair emergency loan

In this blog, we’re going to demonstrate that your home, which needs the repair, could also be part of the solution. Leveraging the equity in your home and looking beyond traditional lenders to private emergency loan lenders can open up avenues for securing essential funds for unexpected expenses.

So, whether dealing with a sudden furnace failure in the middle of a BC, Canadian winter or an urgent roof repair during a downpour, read on. We’ll guide you through using your home equity as a financial tool and identify potential lenders ready to help, regardless of your credit history.

29 Jun, 2023 enthusiastic couple planning to get a home improvement loan in bc, canada

In today’s Canadian housing market, the phrase ‘Home Improvement Loan’ has become a beacon for homeowners seeking to enhance their property’s value and aesthetic appeal.

A home improvement loan, as the name suggests, can be used to fund a range of home renovations and upgrades. By tapping into these resources, homeowners in BC, Canada — and beyond — can create their dream homes while simultaneously boosting the value of their investment.

6 Jun, 2023 house loan bought using private home loan lender

Private mortgage lenders, also known as private home loan lenders, represent a segment of the lending market that is often misunderstood. Unlike traditional banks and financial institutions, private mortgage lenders in BC, Canada are usually companies or individuals that provide mortgage loans using their own funds.

They don’t rely on public deposits or similar means of funding. Instead, they provide home loans to individuals who may not qualify for mortgages from traditional lending institutions, often due to unique or challenging financial circumstances.

3 Jun, 2023 mortgage investment corporation group of investors

Over the past decade, the landscape of residential mortgage credit in British Columbia has experienced remarkable expansion. The consistent and robust growth in this sector is attributable to various factors, including increased demand for housing spurred by favourable demographics, urbanization trends, and historically low-interest rates.

Within this evolving landscape, an interesting development is the rise of Mortgage Investment Corporations (MICs). These unique entities have emerged as potent players in the lending ecosystem, offering attractive alternative lending sources for investors and borrowers alike.

10 May, 2023 client and mortgage broker discussing the penalties for paying off a mortgage early

In this blog, we’ll dive into the nitty-gritty of prepayment penalties and provide you with the knowledge and tools to navigate them smarter. From understanding the different types of prepayment penalties for breaking a mortgage to learning how to negotiate with your lender, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make an informed decision about your loans.

21 Apr, 2023 how to get a second mortgage for kitchen renovations

When life throws expensive projects like home improvements, college tuition, or medical bills, many homeowners turn to a second mortgage to cover their bases. But what is a second mortgage, after all?

A second mortgage is a type of loan that allows homeowners to borrow against the equity in their home, which is the difference between the home’s market value and the outstanding mortgage balance.

In this blog, we’ll give you the inside scoop on securing a second mortgage in British Columbia (BC), Canada, and spill the tea on why working with private lenders might be your best bet. After all, in a world where even homeowners need to hustle, it pays to know your options.

10 Apr, 2023 woman celebrating a good debt to income ratio

When planning to purchase a home, applying for a mortgage is a significant financial decision. In this case, understanding the factors lenders in Canada consider when evaluating a borrower’s eligibility for a mortgage becomes essential. One such factor is the debt-to-income ratio (DTI).

In this blog, we will delve into the impact of the debt-to-income ratio on mortgage approvals in BC, Canada.

16 Jan, 2023 couple reading about canada’s ban on foreign home buyers

As of 1 January 2023, Canada bans foreign home buyers, a move aimed at curbing unproductive foreign ownership and bringing down housing prices across the nation.

The foreign buyer prohibition, which is supposed to expire in 2025, has been met with mixed reactions from people across the country as some favour the move, and of course, others oppose it. This is just one of several housing policies adopted by the government, including a 10-year national housing strategy and new investments for low-income Canadians.

3 Jan, 2023 woman thinking how to prove income as self employed

Are you self-employed in BC, Canada and ready to apply for a home loan but don’t know how to prove your income? Keep reading to learn what your lender will need from you.

Does being self-employed make it harder to get a mortgage? Yes, and No. It used to be that the only way to prove your income was through tax returns, but there are now other documents a self-employed person could use as proof of earnings.

2 Jan, 2023 can I buy a house in canada as a non resident

Of all the countries in the world, Canada has one of the best reputations. Known as a friendly country that’s inviting and open, inhabited by people who are welcoming and respectful of others’ cultures, here those keen can enjoy and connect with others. As I often get asked if it’s possible to buy a house in Canada as a non-resident, this blog is aimed to answer all your questions around this topic.