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  • Conquering Homeownership Hurdles: Strategies for Young Canadians

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Are you worried about being able to afford a home?

    Many young Canadians are feeling that they will never be able to afford to purchase a home.

    This can be disheartening and difficult to navigate.

    If you believe that owning a home is worthwhile and important to your future, then you need to have a plan.

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  • Your Path to Home Ownership

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    1.PRE-APPROVAL (PRE-QUALIFICATION)

    Your Axiom Mortgage Broker will be able to review your unique situation and speak to affordability. Once an application is taken, you will be provided with a maximum purchase price as well as your anticipated mortgage payment. Your Broker will also collect your approval paperwork (ie. income/down payment verification).

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  • Christmas 2022

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan are wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday Season and best wishes for the New Year.

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  • I am a Mortgage Broker

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    From my workstation, I reach out and connect daily to a network of multiple lenders, realtors, lawyers, appraisers, and colleagues. I use my network to find solutions to any issue that may arise in my day-to-day business of finding mortgage solutions for my clients.

    I am a mortgage broker. My strength is in my team, my network, my experience, and knowledge, and my desire to find solutions.

    I am a mortgage broker. I’ve worked with a lot of clients and spent a lot of time getting really good at what I do.

    I am a mortgage broker. My work is complicated and very rewarding.

    I am a mortgage broker. Your success is my success.

    Book A Call with me here.

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  • Renewing your mortgage in 2022 or 2023

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    If you have a mortgage renewal coming up in 2022 or 2023, you should be prepared to renew at a higher interest rate and higher mortgage payment than you may be currently paying.

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  • ETown Mortgage Team

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    We are excited to introduce our team ETown Mortgage Team powered by Axiom Mortgage Solutions. At ETown Mortgage Team, we prioritize the client experience. From our first interaction to the day the mortgage funds & beyond, we put our client's needs first, and we make the mortgage experience as seamless as possible. We are tech enabled and we are easy to get a hold of via phone, text, or email, and we provide quick and efficient communication so you're not always wondering what is going on with the status of your financing.

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  • What Is A Reverse Mortgage?

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Every Canadian deserves to live retirement on their terms. Contact us today to find out how.

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  • Can I afford to buy a home in Edmonton?

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Great news, Edmonton remains one of the most affordable cities in Canada, and the median income per economic family is the highest in Canada *per Stats Canada Income Survey in 2020..

    To purchase an average-priced single-family home for $425,000 in Edmonton with a minimum 5% down payment ($21,250), with today’s qualifying interest rates, borrowers would require a combined income of approximately $95,000. Additional qualifying criteria apply.

    The approximate monthly payment on this mortgage is $2253/month based on a 5-year fixed rate of 4.19% and a 25-year amortization.

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  • The Homebuying Process

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    If you’re in the early stages of planning to buy either your first home or your next home, having the right people on your side is your first step, and you have come to the right place! Even if you have purchased a home before, the home buying process can be intimidating, and at ETown Mortgage Team, we will guide you, and make the process stress free.

    What is your credit like?

    Having an established credit history is extremembly important when applying for a mortgage. For your credit to be considered established, you should have a minimum of two trade lines (credit cards, loans, or lines of credit) with a minimum limit of $2500, reporting for at least two years. Too much debt can also impact your credit and limit your borrowing options.

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  • Mortgage Payment Options

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Once you get your mortgage, there are several different ways you can repay your loan. Some of the payment options are more beneficial than others, but whatever suits your situation the best is recommended.

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  • Using Bitcoin Or Other Cryptocurrency For Downpayment On Your Home Purchase

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    As more and more people start using Cryptocurrency, we are seeing more and more demand from clients who want to use their Crypto towards their down payment for their home purchase.

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  • Get a Pre-approval to Qualify for a Home Purchase in 2022

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Low mortgage rates, pent-up demand, and reduced supply during the pandemic have ignited a fire in the Canadian housing market. It is too early to tell if the real-estate market will continue at this record breaking pace in 2022, however being prepared for the home buying process and knowing what to expect will help you stay organized and be in a better position to eventually and successfully buy your home.

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  • Insurance & Your Home Purchase

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Understanding the Difference Between Insurance Offerings

    There are many types of insurance related to the purchase of a home - let's explore what they are and how to acquire them...

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  • Saving your Down Payment

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    You’ve worked so hard to save up enough money to put towards buying a home, how do you show the lender you have your down payment ready?

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  • PURCHASE + IMPROVEMENT MORTGAGE

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Shopping for your home can be an exciting time. It can also be a bit deflating if you find a property that comes so close, but doesn't quite tick all the boxes. That's where the Purchase Plus Improvement Mortgage comes in. This type of mortgage allows homeowners to renovate a newly-purchased or refinanced home and roll the cost of the improvement into the balance of the mortgage. Borrowers can benefit from (lower) interest rates associated with a mortgage while enjoying the simplicity of one payment and the added benefit of avoiding additional debt (via higher interest rate options). How does it work?…

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  • 5-year Variable Rate Mortgage

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Last month my blog post was about 5-year fixed-rate mortgages, this month I’d like to explain the features of a 5-year variable or adjustable-rate mortgage.

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  • 5 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    You’ve found that house and now it's time to decide what mortgage rate fits your budget and your lifestyle so you have two options - a fixed or variable rate mortgage. Today I will break down the most common type of mortgage - a fixed-rate mortgage.

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  • Let's make you the winner!

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    When you are playing a game of golf or chess you are always anticipating and planning your next move, that is what I am here to do for you. I am here to help plan for each move and adjustment you make with your mortgage - let’s make you the winner!

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  • Five Reasons Mortgage Applications are Declined - COVID-19, and Beyond!

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    Mortgage brokers have stories to tell, and while we keep your privacy paramount, we do love to talk amongst ourselves about specific mortgage deals we’ve been able to get approved against all obstacles! Mortgages are complicated (despite what some might try to tell you), but as mortgage brokers, we LOVE the challenge of a complicated mortgage application and the thrill we get when we are able to tell our clients that their mortgage is approved, and the thrill of telling our colleagues how smart we are, is almost as good! 

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  • We are solutions brokers

    By Connie Graham and Briana Hennigan |

    Best Mortgage Broker Edmonton

    There are hundreds of financial institutions and financial experts who want your business. They all claim to have the best rates and the best service. They all have plans and promotions. They all have angles.

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