Asked on Feb 28, 2017

How do you know how to choose a mortgage plan?

by Robert78
I am thinking of applying for a mortgage to buy a home in Toronto. I have got some information regarding this from here . I know there are different types of mortgages. How do I know which one is best for me? What do I need to take with me when applying for a mortgage? Please help me with your answers. Thank you.
  5 answers
  • Barbara Valenti Barbara Valenti on Feb 28, 2017
    We just redid our mortgage. We used a company called Quicken or Rocket mortgage company. They were superb! I am not promoting anyone, just speaking from experience. First off, you need to look at your total financial picture. What do you need and how much can you afford to spend on a mortgage. The percentage rate was low, not sure how or what Canada has to offer, but you have every right to check around and the more quotes you can get you can use this to like barter with each company. I call it, threaten, each other. They all would like your business! They should not force you into anything. The company we chose really made it easy. Got us a better low rate than we had. So I felt comfortable. Did it all online. Very easy! You just have to go for it. Being first time buyers there are better rates and certain incentives that you may qualify for. I wish you luck! A great investment and the pride you get from owning your own home is tremendous! Plus you can always do some DIY improvements and save some money! Keep in touch, please!

  • Karen V Karen V on Mar 04, 2017
    Shop for different rates offered. Look into an adjustable rate mortgage. Make one extra payment on the mortgage per year to lower the length of time for repaying. The more you put down as a down payment the better. Consider what updating you want to do before deciding on the amount of your savings to put down. Consider a biweekly mortgage payment. Talk to your personal bank about what they can offer. Rates Change Daily so get yourself locked into a rate as soon as you find one that suits you. Good luck with the process and before you actually set down with a mortgage rep, they will tell you what to bring to the meeting. Typically plan on pay stubs, tax returns and bank statements.

  • Randy Randy on Mar 04, 2017
    is this for a home that needs repairs or remodeling ?

  • Veronique Bettez Veronique Bettez on Apr 18, 2019

    I've got the same question recently, and I went to a mortgage agency. The one I chose made business with 35 differents banks to opt for the best option for me in regards to my needs and my situation. It was with Multi-Prêts Mortgage.

  • Melba_cunningham Melba_cunningham on Mar 17, 2022

    Ohh... I'm so happy that I've paid my mortgage off! But before taking the mortgage, I had the same question and many others. That's why I went to Mortgage Broker Newcastle looking for help. If you want to be approved, you should address a professional in this area cause he/she can simplify. However, it would be best to look at your income and expenses. And after that, decide if you really need the mortgage and could you afford it. Maybe the better decision would be to wait and save some money, and in this case, you can avoid overpaying.