Welcome to my website! I'm excited to offer mortgage options to Dawson Creek, Fort St John and area residents! Whether you are buying your first home or making a move to your next home I'm here to assist you with your mortgage needs.
If you already own a property and it's mortgage renewal time, make sure you give me a call before you sign the renewal from your current bank or lender. There is a good possibility that I can get you a better overall package when we consider term, rate, and early pay out penalties, my goal is to keep as much of your hard earned money in your pocket!
Are you thinking of buying an investment property? I can help you with that as well!
Mortgages, home equity/debt consolidation, refinancing, investment properties, new to Canada, mortgage plus improvements - I'm here to help and answer any questions you may have!
Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, Fort St John, Hudson's Hope, Fort Nelson, Prince George, anywhere in Canada you are purchasing I'm the mortgage broker for you!
YOU ARE APPROVED! NOW LET'S KEEP YOU APPROVED!
So you are approved for a mortgage, congratulations!! Here are a few tips on how to stay approved and not have any last minute hiccups just before closing your deal!
DONT apply for any type of loan or credit card. This means dont buy a new vehicle or RV right after you send in your mortgage application or allow a creditor to pull a credit check.
DONT make any large purchases or charge up existing credit cards.
DONT spend your down payment and plan to replace it before clsoing, you have to be able to prove where funds have come from!
DONT change or quit your job until after you have moved into your new home.
DO pay existing loans and credit cards on time.
DO know that your lender/bank has the right to pull your credit report right before clsoing and if your score has dropped drastically or you have more debt than disclosed on your mortgage application they can collapse your deal.
If you have any questions once approved please ask! The conditions you had to meet to get approved have to remain in place at least until you move into your new home. Lets work together to get you into yournewhome!
Call me anytime! 250-219-2323
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Top five home renovations that increase property value
Looking to increase your homes property value? Here are five of the best renovations you can do to your home to increase property value. These five renovations can sometimes have a return on investment 5-6x what they cost.
Flooring is one of the most important aspects of your house. You will see an immediate rise in property valuation with the installation of hardwood floors. Existing hardwood floors that you can refinish are ideal as they are less costly to restore and in higher demand than new flooring materials. For the bathroom, tile will always be in demand and retain value exceptionally well.
Kitchens often look tired and dated, in large part due to old fixtures. Replacing or updating cabinet hardware, light fixtures, countertops and faucets will result in an immediate increase in your homes value. This small, but effective upgrade will also revitalize the entire home. Pot lights are in high demand in open concept style homes.
Thebathroomis the second most important room in the home in terms of valuation. If you can add a three-piece bathroom to a home with only one full bathroom, you will see a dramatic rise in the market value of your home. While you should never compromise bedroom space for a bathroom, try sneaking one in dead space in the home. Scott managed to fit in a 3-piece bathroom under a staircase the width of the room measured just 44 inches. As an added tip, use glass for the shower to make the bathroom feel more spacious.
Kitchens are the single most important room in the home relating to valuation. The kitchen can make a significant difference in the value of your home. As such, it is crucial that you invest in having a modern, fresh anddesirable kitchen. Modern cabinetry, under cabinet lighting and new appliances will all significantly increase the value of your home on the market. To save on cost without compromising construction and desirability, look at options like Ikea cabinets as opposed to custom cabinetry.
#1 An Income Suite
No surprise, but the single biggest way to increase the value of your home is to build an income suite within the property. Whether this is converting yourbasement into a rental, or another floor in the home, an income property will increase your homes worth. The main reason for this is that it covers a portion, or sometimes all of your mortgage payments, and results in your home being cash flow positive which creates real wealth that can supplement your income.
Valuable Fraud Prevention Tips for Homebuyers and Homeowners: Part 1
March is Fraud Prevention Month. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has consistently been a leader in the fight against mortgage fraud and offers the following tips to protect yourself against becoming a victim of mortgage fraud.
Misrepresentation of Information
Mortgage fraudoccurs when someone deliberately misrepresents information in order to obtain mortgage financing that would not have been granted if the truth had been known. This can include:
Misstating ones position or inflating ones income or length of service at their job;
Misstating employment status (ie. salaried/full time versus contract, part time, hourly or commission-based or self-employed);
Misrepresenting the amount and/or source of the down payment;
Purchasing a rental property and misrepresenting it as owner-occupied;
Not disclosing existing mortgage and/or debt obligations;
Misrepresenting property details or omitting information in order to Inflate the property value;
Adding co-borrowers who will not be residing in the home and do not intend to take responsibility for the mortgage.
Another common form of fraud is when a con artist convinces someone with good credit to act as astraw buyer.A straw buyer is someone who agrees to put his or her name on a mortgage application on behalf of another person. In return for their participation, straw buyers may be offered cash or promised high returns when the property is sold. Often, straw buyers are deceived into believing that they will not be responsible for the mortgage payments.
Consequences of Misrepresentation
Borrowers who misrepresent information and straw buyers who allow a property to be purchased in their name are committing mortgage fraud and will be responsible for any financial shortfall in the event of default. They may also be held criminally responsible for their misrepresentation.
If you suspect that you or someone you know has been the victim of mortgage fraud, please contact your local police department or The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
Toll Free: 1-888-495-8501
Toll Free Fax: 1-888-654-9426
To find out more about mortgage fraud, visit the fraud prevention section of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) website athttp://mortgageconsumer.org/protect-yourself-from-real-estate-fraud.
For over 65 years, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been Canadas national housing agency, and a source of objective, reliable housing information.