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Trusted Regina Real Estate Lawyer Robert MacKay asks: Do you know what kind of mortgage you have?

MacKay & McLean provides the professional services of a large Regina law firm, with the intimate attention of a small firm. The legal process can be daunting and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. MacKay & McLean is with you every step of the way.

MacKay &  McLean are TRUSTED REGINA LAWYERS

When looking to buy, sell, or refinance a property, you need to hire somebody who is not a stranger to addressing the real estate needs of individuals and families. 

What an exciting time – the old house is sold, the new one is ready, and all that’s left is the move…..oh wait – not quite yet! There is all that legal “stuff” to deal with now….signatures….titles to be given…and pages and pages of documents that need to be signed before the key is in your hand!!! And to top it all off – who really knows a good real estate lawyer?

Do you know what kind of mortgage you have?

Hardly anyone pays attention to what type of mortgage they have. 


Sure, they know whether they have a fixed rate, a variable rate or an adjustable rate but few are aware that their mortgage will have a particular legal standing or why it is important.

When a market goes up, it's all roses and sunshine, at least if you already own your own home. Trying to buy in such a market can be a scary proposition. When the market goes down, well, that's scary too but for different reasons. 

Buying a house to find out it might be worthless in a year's time is not a fun proposition. However, we all still need a place to live and the markets will do what it will do.

In the event the downturn is significant or if you know what hits the proverbial fan, all of a sudden that legal distinction can be very important. 

Purchase Money Mortgage

For if you have what is known colloquially as a "purchase money mortgage", money borrowed to buy the property, then the bank's recourse is limited to the seizure and sale of the property.

So, if it sold for $1.00 but you still owed $1,000,000, well, the bank will be hoping its mortgage was insured, as they are not unable to chase you for any deficiencies under the mortgage.

This is an important consideration in a lot of foreclosures, as a lot of people have refinanced their property to consolidate debt or finance renovations. Luckily, the portion of the mortgage that related to the property's purchase is still protected.


Once you have committed to either buying or selling your property, simply tell your realtor and lender, as applicable, that Robert MacKay will be representing you and to forward the appropriate instructions to MacKay & McLean, attention "Robert MacKay". 

Robert MacKay's team provides professional, personalized service and with their assistance, you can rest assured that your real estate transactions will be handled with the utmost consideration and care.

They  provide a full range of legal services including:

  • Real Estate & Mortgages
  • Wills & Estates
  • Family Law & Divorce
  • Commercial & Corporate Law
  • Litigation & Personal Injury

ROBERT Mackay is your TRUSTED REGINA REAL ESTATE LAWYER!


Trusted Regina Mortgage Expert Answers Questions About Rising Lending Rates

Trusted Regina's Skott Enns and Ryan Boughen of TMG The Mortgage Group can be found in the Mortgage category.  


We sat down and asked Skott Enns of TMG The Mortgage Group some questions we thought you'd like the answers to!


"As many of you have now heard, the Bank of Canada increased its lending rate to 0.75%. That is an increase of 0.25%, from their previous rate of 0.50%."


QUESTION #1: Who will be affected by this?


 "When the BoC increases their rate, this will typically translate into an increase in the Prime lending rate, which is how banks calculate their variable mortgage rate. Hence, if you have a variable rate mortgage (or  there is a line of credit component attached to your mortgage), you can  expect your mortgage rate (and likely your payment) to increase by 0.25%  in the very near future."



QUESTION #2: What does this actually mean?


"Of course no one likes to hear that their interest rate is increasing, but before panicking, it is important to look at what this actually means in dollars and cents. With this 0.25% increase, your mortgage payment will increase by $13/month for every $100,000 you owe."


"So if you have a $300,000 mortgage, this will increase your mortgage payment by $39-ish per month. Clearly you would rather keep that money in your own pocket, but this is not a scenario where the sky is falling."


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QUESTION #3: What to do?


a) "We can lock in your mortgage rate by converting it to a fixed term. When you originally received your mortgage financing you (in most cases) were committing to that particular lender for a 5 year period. If you are now 2 years into that variable rate and wanted to lock into a fixed term, you would be locking into a term of at least 3 years. Make sense? Keep in mind, however, that in many cases, the fixed rate that you would be locking into is still going to be higher than your new increased variable rate."


b) "We can do nothing, and stay the course with a variable rate. Although one can never guarantee what will happen with mortgage rates, history shows that those borrowers with variable rates who stay the course as opposed to locking in mid term still save more money."


SKOTT'S TWO CENTS:


"As a blanket statement, I am encouraging the clients who are calling me to stick with their variable rates. As mentioned, in most cases your new variable rate will still be lower than the fixed rate you would be locking into. If you consider this, in addition to the ultra low penalty that comes with breaking a variable rate mortgage (should it ever happen), I still believe a variable term is the right way to go."


"That being said, every situation is unique. If you have any questions at all about your mortgage please do not hesitate to contact me at 306.201.6500."


I am happy to answer any questions/concerns you may have.


If you are looking for honest, unbiased advice from a mortgage broker in Regina they would love to talk with you!

Skott Phone 306-201-6500  Ryan Phone 306-570-3379 

No Time to set up an appointment! No Problem! You can also click here to apply now  with Ryan or apply now with Skott and get the ball rolling.

TMG The Mortgage Group Skott Enns & Ryan Boughen are Trusted Regina Mortgage Brokers


 

Trusted Regina is proud to introduce our newest partners Skott Enns and Ryan Boughen of TMG in the Mortgage category

Trusted Regina loves partnering up with amazing business' and we are proud to introduce our newest partners.  Skott Enns and Ryan Boughen of TMG The Mortgage Group in the Mortgage category.  

Personally, when I bought my first home, I had no knowledge of the Mortgage industry, and did not know a heck of a lot about mortgage brokers and what they do to help. I felt “safe” dealing with the bank…so that’s what I did.  I had no idea that just by working with a mortgage broker, they have better rates and in the case of Ryan and Skott your best interests at heart!  It's not just us saying that, we asked their clients:

Ryan somehow pulls out deals that banks can’t do.  He is very good at making things work and keeping the client stress free. He is just a good guy very approachable calm and knowledgeable. Very client focused” Christen Johnson – Regina 

 “We talked to 3 separate brokers and went with Skott because he provided better communication and bent over backwards for us.  He was very flexible and when we told people the rate the rate he got us they couldn’t believe it.” Matt Barton – Regina


They both have very active young family's. Ryan along with his wife Natasha, have three young boys and Skott and his wife Shawna have young twin boys.   This really explains why they love helping family's get a mortgage for their first home. Skott and Ryan truly are passionate about helping families keep their money and a successful financial future. They look forward to helping your family, whatever size.  

If you are looking for honest, unbiased advice from a mortgage broker in Regina they would love to talk with you!

Skott Phone 306-201-6500  Ryan Phone 306-570-3379 

No Time to set up an appointment! No Problem! You can also click here to apply now  with Ryan or apply now with Skott and get the ball rolling.

TMG The Mortgage Group Skott Enns & Ryan Boughen are Trusted Regina Mortgage Brokers



Trusted Regina mortgage professional shares a tip on reverse mortgages and empowering older homeowners.


When most of us dream of retirement, we imagine ourselves in our homes - sharing a meal with family or just relaxing in a comfortable spot.

But retirement can also bring financial strain. Seniors often face the challenge of managing with less cash flow than they anticipated or coping with unforeseen expenses. 


A Trusted Regina Mortgage Broker empowers older Canadian homeowners with smart, simple ways to use the value of their home during retirement.

For over 25 years The Canadian Home Income Plan (CHIP) our reverse mortgage solution has helped thousands of older homeowners enjoy more financial flexibility without having to sell or move. CHIP might be the solution for you.

CHIP Home Income Plan is a home equity loan available exclusively to Canadian homeowners to convert a portion of your home equity into tax-free cash. But, unlike a traditional loan or mortgage, you never have to make a payment until you choose to move or sell – although you can make payments if you so choose.

The CHIP Home Income Plan has other advantages over traditional loans or mortgages. For example, there are no income qualifications and once you receive the loan, it can never be recalled.



It's called a Reverse Mortgage because unlike a traditional mortgage in which you make regular payments to a lender, the CHIP Home Income Plan pays you! You do not have to make any payments — principal or interest – for as long as you or your spouse lives in your home.

Features of a CHIP Reverse Mortgage:

  • Homeowners age 55 and older
  • No payments are ever required
  • No Income qualifications
  • No Credit requirements
  • Qualify for up to 50% of the value of the home
  • Money can be received as a lump sum, or over time or combination
  • Owner maintains title
  • They can sell or move at anytime
  • Receive the money tax free



Trusted Regina Mortgage Associate tip on buying a home


Buying a home: 

Overview

                                        

Brian has been working in the financial industry for many years in may different capacities. This provides him with a deeper understanding of  making financial decisions.  He takes an approach that looks at your entire financial history and future and finds the solutions that best fit for YOU.  He not only gets great rates for his clients but he also takes the time to explain what it all means. Overview

The purchase of a home is the largest purchase most people make during their lifetime. At Dominion Lending Centres, we want to make each and every purchaser aware of the many mortgage options available to them prior to their purchase and closing date.

Now, more than ever, financial institutions are regularly launching new products and programs, making it easier to get into that new home sooner. Today, interest-only loans, self-employment programs, rental purchase programs, vacation property programs, and a host of other innovative financing alternatives are dotting the home purchase landscape, making homeownership a reality for more people than ever.

Whether you are first-time buyer or an experienced buyer with excellent credit, Dominion Lending Centres has access to the very best products and rates available across Canada. Give us a call... we think you'll be pleasantly surprised!


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