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  • Five Strategies to Recession Proof your Mortgage

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Many of us are still struggling with how the Covid 19 Crisis is going to impact our lives. If you are still uncertain about your mortgage and how to plan for the future, please don’t hesitate to contact me so that we can review your options and decide if any of the options below might help to ease your mind and put you in a more comfortable financial...and mental position!

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  • Mortgage Financing: Business as Usual: With your safety in mind!

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    In the spring of 2020, in order to keep you safe, mortgage brokers, lenders, lawyers, appraisers and title companies, realtors and home inspectors have all come together to offer you mortgage solutions that are either contact free or require minimal contact with your safety in mind.

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  • Covid – 19 Update

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    I hope everyone is well and remaining sane during this time of isolation and stress. For those of you who are still working in positions that are essential or where you are at risk, please know that I am so grateful for you and I hope that before anything else you are able to look after your own health and do not feel uncomfortable about doing that.

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  • Homeownership for New Canadians

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Homeownership may play a large part in your “Canadian Dream.” The good news is that buying your first home is not as difficult as you may think. Here are three things that will help you get started on your journey to homeownership:

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  • Mortgage Renewal Strategy II

    By Connie Graham |

    Have a plan and save yourself some money!

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  • Mortgage Renewal Strategy

    By Connie Graham |

    How to save money on your mortgage renewal. To get a quote on your renewal complete the form on www.edmontonmortgagebroker.ca

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  • Borrowing from your RRSP for your down payment

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Home Buyers Plan requires that RRSP withdrawals for home purchase have to be paid back to your RRSP over a period of 15 years. As of this year, you can withdraw up to $35,000 from your RRSP to use towards your first home down payment.

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  • 10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Mortgage

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Finding the right mortgage for your specific needs at the best possible rate can be difficult. Below are a few questions to ask before deciding which product is right for you 1. What is the rate drop policy with respect to pre-approvals? A good lender will pre-approve you at a certain rate for 120 days. If rates drop during that timeframe and you decide to close on your mortgage, you should qualify for the lower rate. If rates increase, you still have the benefit of the lower rate 2. What factors can affect my approval? While a lender may pre-approve you at a certain…

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  • How to be mortgage free sooner

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    As an Axiom Broker, my role is to take a longer term view and create options to help you to plan for the worst. Life happens, and circumstances beyond your control; job loss, health issues, business challenges, lawsuits, divorce, etc. can quickly derail even the best of us and put us in a difficult financial position.

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  • Tips when buying a rental or income property

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    WHAT TO EXPECT AND BEST PRACTICES

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  • First Time Home Buyers Incentive Plan

    By Connie Graham |

    KNOW AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF YOUR OPTIONS

    Available Sept 2, 2019

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Features of Program

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  • Your Credit and Mortgage Qualification

    By Connie Graham |

    Your credit score is probably the most important component of your mortgage application because it's the primary factor that banks and lenders use to determine your creditworthiness.

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  • Purchasing a Rental Property: What you need to know

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    WHAT TO EXPECT AND BEST PRACTICES

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  • Considering Buying A Condo?

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Here is what you need to know:

    Definition of a Condominium (from Condominium Property Act):

    A condominium is a form of real property ownership that has two distinct parts: you own your condominium unit to which you get a title, and you also jointly own common property with the other unit owners in your complex. Owning a condominium is not the same as renting an apartment where all the
    duties and responsibilities of running the building are handled by the building owner and caretaker. In a condominium complex, ownership responsibilities belong to you and all the other unit owners in your
    condominium corporation. Some examples of residential condominiums are an apartment within an apartment building, a duplex, a bungalow, or a townhouse.

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  • SELF EMPLOYED BORROWER - Verified Vs. Stated Income

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    As a small business owner, in case you don’t already know; you are measured against a higher bar when obtaining mortgage financing. In order to qualify for traditional mortgage financing you must meet all the following criteria:

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  • Mortgage Documentation

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    In order to process your mortgage application, the following documentation will be required by the lender: PROOF OF INCOME INCOME (hourly or salaried position) Employment letter confirming minimum hourly wage/salary, position and tenure. Letters must be on the letterhead and signed by an authorized person with contact information 2 Recent pays tubs Previous year T4 or Notice of Assessment (NOA) If your income includes any overtime, bonus or commission income, please provide 2 most recent years Notice of Assessment (NOA) and 2 most recent years T4’s SELF EMPLOYED T1 Generals, 2 most recent years (full package) Notice of Assessments (NOA), 2 most recent years with proof income taxes paid…

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  • Busted! Don’t Believe These Mortgage Myths!

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Mortgage brokers maintain contact with an extensive network of lenders, and this shortens your search for favorable home loan options. Mortgage agents also have good knowledge of the different lending rules, and they offer you their services at no added charge.

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  • What to consider when purchasing a New Construction Home

    By Connie Graham |

    When you are purchasing from a builder, there are a few questions to ask about financing:

    How long before your new home will be ready? (this is important and may affect your rate hold options)

    What type of mortgage is required?

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  • HOW TO BE MORTGAGE FREE SOONER

    By Connie Graham |

    As an Axiom Broker, my role is to take a longer term view and create options to help you to plan for the worst. Life happens, and circumstances beyond your control; job loss, health issues, business challenges, lawsuits, divorce, etc. can quickly derail even the best of us and put us in a difficult financial position.

    The following Zero Cost Insurance Plan creates a safety net via strategic use of pre-payment
    privileges. This goes well beyond the simplistic “skip-a-payment” policy offered with many lenders.

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  • How to Take Advantage of a Mortgage Renewal

    By Connie Graham |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Getting a mortgage approved and reaching the end of its term is just one phase of your home loan journey. As long as you owe a balance at the end of your mortgage term, you will need to renew your agreement for another term. If you don’t renew, the mortgage holder (lender) can demand the balance amount in full from you.

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