I have decided to create a Youtube Channel Dedicated to Mortgage information. This Channel will be for those seeking more information to learn about mortgages before signing one of the biggest commitments of their lives. Some of the topics that I will cover are:
1.Introduction to Channel
2.What is a Mortgage?
Term loan vs. open loan
Financing for property
Term Vs Amortization
3.Broker vs. Banker vs. Mortgage Specialist vs. Online discount broker
Pro and con
Education and training
Relationship model with customers
What is the Daily life of each of the above
Interest Only Payment
Match a Payment or Double up
Miss a payment
What is a penalty?
Why is it charged?
3 months interest Penalty
Interest Rate Differential Penalty
How to avoid Penalty (port + Blend Extend)
7.Type of Mortgages
Fixed and variable
Open and Closed
1 5 year + 7 and 10 year
What is a preapproval
Why is one needed
Difference between preapproval and real approval
Is the rate on my preapproval guaranteed till closing?
What is a rate?
What is interest?
How is interest calculated?
What is interest compounding?
Why does it matter?
How do I get the best rate?
What is an application and how to apply
What is needed to apply for a mortgage (credit, income, downpayment)
Importance of accurate information
The Teranet-National Bank House Price Index ticked down 0.1% in February
In February the TeranetNational Bank National Composite House Price Index(tm) retreated 0.1% from the previous month, following December and January rises that had interrupted a downtrend. It was the first February decline since 2013. The index was up in only three of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed, the fewest since October 2014: Vancouver (+0.4%), Hamilton (+0.2%) and Halifax (+0.8%). The index for Victoria was flat on the month and the other seven component indexes were down: Toronto 0.1%, Montreal 0.3%, Ottawa-Gatineau 0.7%, Edmonton 0.8%, Calgary 0.8%, Winnipeg 1.0%, Quebec City 1.5%.
For Vancouver it was the 12th rise in 14 months, taking its index to a new record. However, this markets raw (unsmoothed) index* was down 1.3% on the month, a retreat coinciding with a cooling of home sales as reported by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. The raw index for Toronto declined after three consecutive rises. In previous months observers had noted a certain haste on the part of buyers to beat the entry into effect of tougher conditions for obtaining an uninsured mortgage. The advance of the Hamilton index interrupted a run of five declines. The retreat of the Montreal index was the first in 14 months. This is not a concern, since the Greater Montral Real Estate Board reported the strongest sales in six years for the first two months of a year.
Canadian Income Survey, 2016
Canadian families and unattached individuals had a median after-tax income of $57,000 in 2016. Median after-tax income increased from 2011 to 2014, but held steady in 2015 and 2016. The slower growth in 2015 and 2016 was associated with the resource price slowdown, which began in the second half of 2014.
After-tax income is comprised of income from market sources and government transfers. Market income includes employment income, retirement income and income from investments, while government transfers include benefits to seniors, child benefits,
Employment Insurance benefits, social assistance and other benefits. While growth in overall median after-tax income slowed in 2015 and 2016, there was also a significant increase in government transfer income. Median income from government transfers rose from $5,800 in 2014 to $7,400 in 2016. About half of this rise was due to increased child benefits, which became a larger source of income for families with children.
In 2014, the median child benefit received by couple families with children were $2,500. This rose to $3,400 in 2015, and to $4,000 in 2016. For a lone-parent family, the median benefits rose from $5,100 in 2014 to $5,800 in 2015, and then to $6,400 in 2016.