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Maximum Mortgage

Calculate the maximum mortgage amount you qualify for based on your income. A great tool for buyers.

Mortgage Analyzer

Calculate your mortgage payment. Create an amortization schedule. Discover what you will owe in 5 years.

Payment Analyzer

Calculate your mortgage payment for several payment frequencies (weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly and monthly). Discover how many years you will shorten your amortization.

Prepayment Analyzer

Calculate your mortgage payment. Discover how many years you will shorten your amortization and how much interest savings you will realize by making a prepayment (lump sum) on your mortgage.

Rent or Buy Analyzer

Compare the financial advantage of renting and buying based on your current monthly rent, funds towards your down payment and your desired monthly payment if you purchased a home.

Land Transfer Tax Calculator - Residential

*This is an estimate only. Information should not be relied upon as legal, financial, or other advice. There are many factors that may affect the Land Transfer Tax and/or Rebate amounts.

Frequently Asked Questions

While a low rate is important, there are other factors you should consider when choosing a mortgage.

Here are some factors to keep in mind:

  1. Type of mortgage: There are different types of mortgages, including fixed-rate mortgages, adjustable-rate mortgages, and interest-only mortgages. Each type has its own pros and cons, and the best fit mortgage is one that meets your financial situation and goals.
  2. Term of the mortgage: Mortgages can have different terms with different respective rates. A mortgage term typically ranges from 1 to 5 years.
  3. Fees and charges: Some mortgages come with additional fees and charges, such as application fees, appraisal fees, and closing costs. Make sure to consider all of these costs when comparing different mortgage options.
  4. Penalties: Some banks, when calculating the Interst Rate Differential penalty for the same motgage will use their posted rate, while other lenders will use their best discounted rate. The difference could save you thousands.
  5. Flexibility: Some mortgages allow for more flexibility, such as the ability to make extra payments or to refinance the loan later on. This can be beneficial if your financial situation changes.
  6. What rate do I qualify for? Some borrowers will qualify for a lower rate than others, depending on the type of mortgage.

So, while a low mortgage rate can be a factor in choosing a mortgage option, it is certainly not the only factor to consider. You should take into account your financial goals, your overall financial situation, and other features of the mortgage when making your decision.

Hi-ratio mortgage (less than 20% down):

To determine 'affordability' you will first need to know your qualified income along with the amount of any debt outstanding and the monthly payments. Assuming it is your principal residence you are purchasing, calculate the Gross Debt Service Ratios (GDS) of 39% of your qualified income for use toward a mortgage payment, property taxes and heating costs. If applicable, half of the estimated monthly condominium maintenance fees will also be included in this calculation. Second, calculate the Total Debt Service Ratios (TDS) of 44% of your qualified income and deduct all of your monthly debt payments, including car loans, credit cards, lines of credit payments.

The lesser of the first or second calculation will be used to help determine how much of your income may be used towards housing related payments, including your mortgage payment. The mortgage payment is currently based on a “stress test”, which includes the contract rate + 2% or the qualifying rate, whichever is greater.

Conventional mortgages (20% down or more):

Some lenders will go beyond standard lending criteria of 39% GDS and 44% TDS on a case by case basis. Specials also exist.

Alternative lenders and Private lenders are options for borrowers that don’t meet conventional lending criteria.

A minimum down payment of 5% on the first $500,000 and 10% on the remaining balance up to $999,999 is required. In addition to the down payment, you must also be able to show that you can cover the applicable closing costs (i.e. legal fees and disbursements, appraisal fees and a survey certificate, where applicable). Regardless of the amount of your down payment, at least 5% of it must be from your own cash resources or a gift from a family member. It cannot be borrowed. Lenders will generally accept a gift from a family member as an acceptable down payment provided a letter stating it is a true gift, not a loan, is signed by the donor. Mortgages with less than 20% down must have mortgage loan insurance.

Owner occupied properties over $1,000,000, a minimum 20% down or more is required.

Rental properties also require a minimum 20% down payment.

Our team can provide you with specific, actionable insights to help you achieve your financial goals.

We’ll ask the right questions in order to craft a mortgage solution tailored to your individual needs.

Our goal is to ensure the best possible outcome, through a process based on informed decision-making, transparency, and trust.

  1. Access to a variety of lenders: A mortgage broker can help you access a variety of lenders and loan products that you might not be able to find on your own. This can help you find a mortgage that fits your specific needs and financial situation.
  2. Expertise and guidance: Mortgage brokers have a deep understanding of the mortgage industry and can provide you with expert guidance throughout the mortgage process. They can help you understand the different types of mortgages available, explain the pros and cons of each, and help you make an informed decision.
  3. Time-saving: Searching for a mortgage can be a time-consuming process. A mortgage broker can save you time by doing the research for you and presenting you with a range of options that meet your needs.
  4. Negotiation skills: A mortgage broker can negotiate with lenders on your behalf to secure the best possible terms for your mortgage, including interest rates, fees, and other costs.
  5. Personalized service: Working with a mortgage broker can provide you with personalized service and attention. They can take the time to get to know you and your financial situation, answer your questions, and provide you with tailored advice.

Overall, a mortgage broker can help you navigate the complex mortgage process and provide you with access to a range of lenders and loan products that you might not be able to find on your own."

A quick conversation with a mortgage specialist about your income, assets and down payment is all it takes to get preapproved. A preposition takes a little more work, time and documentation, so that you can have the confidence to know the maximum mortgage you will qualify for.

Some banks, when calculating the Interest Rate Differential penalty for the same mortgage will use their posted rate, while other lenders will use their best discounted rate. The difference in penalty could save you thousands.

We have access to interest rates the banks don't want you to know are available, which in turn can save you thousands

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