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How much do you charge and what would the land transfer fees be on a $320,000 house. I have a client moving in July so I will refer but he wants to know the charge. Will be selling in Barrie and buying in Springwater. Thanks Judy

Apr 27, 2011

Expert Question posted by Joanne McPhail Views (13957)

Hi Judy:  Thanks for your questions and for thinking of me!  Land transfer tax would be $3275.00.  Our fee on a purchase with a mortgage is $900 plus HST and the usual disbursements.  We usually tell clients to budget about $1600 plus the land... [ read more ]

Corys Market Update...April 7,2011

Apr 7, 2011

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (10229)

A Mortgage rate increase has happened over the last few days. Fixed rates moved up by 20-30 basis points. We still have a few lenders who have not moved yet, but fully expect to lose them any day now. 5 year fixed mortgages are now in the 4.2-4.3%... [ read more ]

Mortgage Market Update...Rate Watch

Apr 4, 2011

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (15388)

We will be seeing an increase to Fixed Mortgage rates over the next 24 hours.  The bond rate has continued to inch upwards the past few days. We have had several lenders contacting us with warnings of rate increases. If you are thinking of... [ read more ]

What Does A Lender Consider When Looking At Your Mortgage Application

Mar 4, 2011

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (8953)

What Does a Lender Consider When Looking at Your Mortgage Application? Income and Job Stability – Your income determines how much you may borrow. In most cases, 32% of your gross income for salaried, non-self-employed or commissioned people is used to... [ read more ]

The Mortgage Financing Process

Mar 4, 2011

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (5214)

  The Mortgage Financing Process The number one question a homebuyer often has is “What does the mortgage process entail?” In very simple terms, following is an outline of the process upon which you are about to embark:... [ read more ]

Market Comment

Mar 4, 2011

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (10160)

The bond rate has moved up the last few days with news of stronger that expected U.S. job figures. There continues to be lots of turmoil with the Middle East situations and news of possible rate increases in Europe due to inflationary concerns. There have been... [ read more ]

Types of Mortgages

Mar 4, 2011

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (5425)

Types of Mortgages Mortgages can be a confusing subject. Buying or selling a home is an emotional decision and can be very stressful. As a mortgage advisor, I will take the confusion out of mortgages and make the process as smooth as possible. In Canada, there are... [ read more ]

Market Comment

Feb 10, 2011

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (12108)

Market Comment   The bond rate has risen by 25 basis points since the start of the month. Lender's started moving their rates up on Tuesday. 5 year fixed... [ read more ]

Reflecting on upcoming mortgage changes...

Jan 26, 2011

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (11739)

We have had a week now to reflect on the recent  government changes to mortgage policies. While it may not effect a lot of you, there are probably some of you, or you know someone who this may effect. The policies do not come into force until March 18th,... [ read more ]

Flaherty's New Mortgage Rules

Jan 17, 2011

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (9543)

Flaherty tables new rules to curb household debt By David Akin, Parliamentary Bureau Chief Last Updated: January 17, 2011 8:15am OTTAWA – The federal government Monday tabled a series of new rules aimed to curbing what it sees as the growing problem of... [ read more ]

Bank of Canada Announcement Dec.7,2010 (Prime Rate)

Dec 7, 2010

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (5154)

The Bank of Canada kept Prime Rate unchanged in their announcement this morning. Overall economic growth in Canada was slightly slower than anticipated. There is nothing in their wording which is a surprise.   To read the full article...... [ read more ]

I have two questions... 1. Can I really buy a home with zero down? 2. My husband and I are coming up on 1 year into a 5 year will this effect us in getting a mortgage? Please advise. Thank you!

Nov 24, 2010

Expert Question posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (3945) (5 comments)

Hi Katie,  Thank you for your request. Yes, buying a home without having a down payment is possible.  Some banks will give you the 5% down payment, if your credit history over the last 6 years is good, and you can afford the payments, based on a posted... [ read more ]

What Your Lawyer Does on a Real Estate Purchase

Nov 8, 2010

Blog posted by Joanne McPhail Views (26949) (3 comments)

So what does the lawyer do anyway?  Well, here's a brief list of a few things your lawyer's office is working on behind the scenes, to make your deal close smoothly!  First, we sometimes get contacted by your agent to assist in drafting the Offer, if there... [ read more ]

0% - 5% down payment in 2010/2011? This is a must read....

Oct 29, 2010

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP Views (9032)

Oct 29th, 2010   Something of huge value for home buyers with 0%-5% down payments....   Most clients who are looking for a "Free Down Payment" style of mortgage are getting 5.29% currently from the Bank.   I just... [ read more ]

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