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1 Year 2.99%
2 Years 2.89%
3 Years 2.94%
4 Years 3.09%
5 Years 2.94%
7 Years 3.54%
10 Years 3.94%
*Rates subject to change and OAC
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10349
Michael King Sr. Mortgage Agent

Michael King

Sr. Mortgage Agent


Address:
7676 Woodbine Ave. Suite 300, Markham, Ontario

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Established in 1990, Northwood Mortgage Ltd. is one of the largest brokerages in the GTA. With a staff of over 150 professionals, we offer only the highest quality services and products to our clients, lenders and investors alike.  At Northwood Mortgage all of our managers and agents are members of The Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals(CAAMP), and subscribe to its by-Laws, code of ethics and standards of professional practice (CAAMP boasts most of Canada’s institutional lenders, including major chartered banks, as its members). We are also proud to be a part of the Independent Mortgage Brokers Association. We are experts in residential, commercial, industrial and investment mortgage placement. At Northwood Mortgage, we can help you to arrange loans from as little as $10,000, all the way up to $19,000,000. Our well-established relationships with over 36 mortgage lenders, including four of Canada’s largest banks, allows us to access the lowest possible mortgage rates for our clients. We are a one-stop mortgage broker, with a full range of services, providing a wide range of financing solutions to fulfill all of your lending requirements.

Our Mission

To match my clients with the best mortgage product and mortgage rate, to suite their individual, unique situations, while giving them the best possible service to establish a long-lasting relationship.


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OSFI tightens mortgage rules Edit

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) published the final version of Guideline B-20 Residential Mortgage Underwriting Practices and Procedures. The revised Guideline, which comes into effect on January 1, 2018, applies to all federally regulated financial institutions. The changes to Guideline B-20 reinforce OSFIs expectation that federally regulated mortgage lenders remain vigilant in their mortgage underwriting practices. The final Guideline focuses on the minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages, expectations around loan-to-value (LTV) frameworks and limits, and restrictions to transactions designed to circumvent those LTV limits. OSFI is setting a new minimum qualifying rate, or stress test, for uninsured mortgages. Guideline B-20 now requires the minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages to be the greater of the five-year benchmark rate published by the Bank of Canada or the contractual mortgage rate +2%. OSFI is requiring lenders to enhance their loan-to-value (LTV) measurement and limits so they will be dynamic and responsive to risk. Under the final Guideline, federally regulated financial institutions must establish and adhere to appropriate LTV ratio limits that are reflective of risk and are updated as housing markets and the economic environment evolve. OSFI is placing restrictions on certain lending arrangements that are designed, or appear designed to circumvent LTV limits. A federally regulated financial institution is prohibited from arranging with another lender a mortgage, or a combination of a mortgage and other lending products, in any form that circumvents the institutions maximum LTV ratio or other limits in its residential mortgage underwriting policy, or any requirements established by law. To find out how this will affect you, please contact me at anytime.

Easy ways to keep more money in your pocket

It goes without saying that most of us would appreciate a little more money in our pockets. Believe it or not, its actually an achievable goal. In fact, a few simple tips can help you uncover meaningful savings each and every month. Need some ideas? Heres a little inspiration to get you started: 1. Pack food from home for lunches and snacks. Skip sandwich bags and opt for reusable containers, cutlery and drink bottle. 2. Switch light bulbs to CFLs. On average, it costs $250 a year in energy costs to light your home with incandescents. Save $150 by going with CFLs. Theyre more expensive initially, but will last 10 times longer. 3. Review and negotiate your service plansphone, internet, cable and television content. 4. Invest in topping up your insulation. Attic insulation can settle and compact over time, diminishing its original R-value and increasing heating/cooling costs. Topping it up with a quality batt insulation, like Roxul Comfortbatt, will immediately help improve the comfort of your home and reduce your monthly energy bills. 5. Pay off credit card debt and swap cards for lower interest rate options. 6. Install low-flow water fixtures to cut down on excess water consumption. 7. Lower your thermostat by two degrees in cold weather and increase it by two degrees in warmer weather. 8. Launder your clothes in cold water and at off-peak times. 9. Avoid impulse shopping. Stick to your list and avoid window shopping, which tends to draw buyers in. 10. Save money on entertainment by looking for free activities. For options in your area, try a simple internet search. You might be pleasantly surprised at the wide variety of activities and entertainment available for no or low cost. Collectively employing the tips above could potentially add up to thousands in annual savings, proving that sometimes change can be a good thing. www.newscanada.com

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