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Many mortgage professionals and banks claim to offer the lowest mortgages rates but does that mean it is going to be the best mortgage for you?

 

Mortgage professionals and financial institutions love the term "lowest mortgage rates". What they sometimes forget to mention are the penalties that can be associated with getting the lowest mortgage rate. You could be locking in to what is called a “No Frills Mortgage”. This is a type of mortgage which may have very little flexibility. The mortgage could consist of higher penalties for breaking the mortgage, low or no prepayment privileges and it could even have a clause that you must sell your home to get out of the mortgage.

 

As part of Best Mortgage Loans Inc. I work with the most reputable lenders in the industry. It is my top priority to find my clients the lowest mortgage rate while also ensuring they are in a mortgage that fits their financial needs. I am constantly being offered amazing promotions which allow me to get my clients those low rates they are looking for. I do not want to advertise the lowest mortgages rates because that may not always be the case. There may be someone out there that can beat my rates. That said, I assure you that I will fight to get you the lowest mortgage rates I can, with the best terms.

 

The advantage of working with a mortgage broker or mortgage agent as opposed to dealing with a mortgage specialist at a bank is that we deal with multiple lenders. This enables me to the find lenders who can place all types of business such as 1st and 2nd mortgages, private mortgages, refinancing, home equity loans, rental and investment properties, secondary homes and construction loans. I also have access to a great network of mortgage brokers and lenders to handle your commercial mortgage needs. Whether you are a first time home buyer, you are self-employed or new to Canada, these are all areas I specialize in as a mortgage professional.

 

Even though Best Mortgage Loans Inc. is located in Hamilton, ON and a lot of my mortgage business is in the Hamilton area, I service areas all over Canada. As a resident of Hamilton I have established a great network of like-minded business men and women, realtors, home inspectors, appraisers, lawyers etc. These are all individuals I deal with that are an integral part of the mortgage process.

 

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Home sales plunged as interest rates continued to rise in May

On a seasonally adjusted basis, home sales slumped 8.6% from April to May, bringing the level of sales slightly below its 10-year average for the first time in 24 months. This decline also represents a third consecutive decrease, with sales down a cumulative 23.0% between February and May. The downward trend is now well established in the country as 75% of the markets have seen their number of transactions decrease during the month. We believe this market moderation should continue in the coming months as the tightening of monetary policy should push variable rates higher and make the stress test even more biting for buyers. Indeed, the stress test uses the higher of 5.25% or the contractual interest rate +2%. Until now, only customers opting for a fixed rate had to qualify with a rate of more than 5.25%. With the Bank of Canada policy rate increase expected in July, the qualification for a variable rate will also exceed 5.25%, a development that should cool the market further since over half of new mortgages are at variable rates. According to CREA, new listings rose 4.5% in May, the first increase in three months. With the reduction in sales and the increase in new properties for sale, the number of months of inventory rose from 2.3 to 2.7 months in May, its highest level since July 2020. Based on the active-listings-to-sales ratio, market conditions loosened in almost every province during the month, but the housing market continued to be tight in the country as a whole. There are now 3 provinces out of 10 in balanced territory; B.C., Saskatchewan, and Alberta (the latter switched this month). The others continued to indicate market conditions favourable to sellers mainly due to lack of supply. On a year-over-year basis, home sales fell 21.7% compared to the strongest month of May recorded in 2021. For the first five months of 2022, cumulative sales were down 17.8% compared to the same period in 2021. Housing starts in Canada increased for a second month in a row by 21.SK in May to 287.3K (seasonally adjusted and annualized), the strongest print since November 2021 (at 305.9K). Starts were well above consensus calling for a 255K print in May while building permits remained high on a historical basis and housing supply continues to be tight. As interest rates rise and demand in the resale market declines, we expect housing starts to also moderate in the coming year. The Teranet-National Bank Composite National House Price Index increased 2.0% in April compared to March and after seasonal adjustment. On a year-over-year basis, home price increased by 18.8% in April. Ten of the 11 markets in the composite index were up during the month, with Edmonton being the exception. Source: https://www.nbc.ca/content/dam/bnc/en/rates-and-analysis/economic-analysis/economic-news-resale-market.pdf

Canada’s Housing Supply Shortages: Estimating what is needed to solve Canada’s housing affordability crisis by 2030

Were in a housing crisis. This report looks at the overall affordability for the entire housing system in Canada. The report has taken steps to estimate how much additional housing supply is required beyond current trends to restore housing affordability by 2030. Key Highlights CMHC projects that if current rates of new construction continue, the housing stock will increase to close to 19 million housing units by 2030. To restore affordability, CMHC projects Canada will need an additional 3.5 million units. Two-thirds of the 3.5 million housing unit gap is in Ontario and British Columbia where housing markets are least affordable. Additional supply would also be needed in Quebec, a province once considered affordable. It has seen a marked decline in affordability over the last few years. Other provinces remain largely affordable for a household with the average level of disposable income. However, challenges remain for low-income households in accessing housing that is affordable across Canada. Source: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/professionals/housing-markets-data-and-research/housing-research/research-reports/accelerate-supply/housing-shortages-canada-solving-affordability-crisis

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