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1 Year 2.44%
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4 Years 2.59%
5 Years 2.64%
7 Years 3.24%
10 Years 3.79%
6 Months Open 3.10%
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It's not easy to get a home mortgage. Nor is it impossible. In fact, millions of people apply for and obtain a new mortgage every year.
 
If you want to get a mortgage but you're anxious about the process, you might want to start with speaking with your mortgage representative, online research and self-education.  Online is where most people begin, researching online can help you get comfortable with the process.
 
Eventually, you'll have to reach out to a live person to move forward you can't figure out everything online. Until you talk to someone who's knowledgeable in the field, you might forget to ask about private mortgage (insurance), there are so many little idiosyncrasies. It's the mortgage professional's job to walk you through that.
 
Typically, you'll need to choose a lender before you can start seriously shopping for a home, though it's fine to contact a Realtor first to get a referral to a mortgage representative.
 
Unless you're a cash buyer, you're going to need to get a mortgage, A good Realtor is going to want you to get pre-approved before they put you in their car and take you out driving and showing you houses.
 
Realtors want to help buyers get started with the mortgage process. They make sure their involved in the mortgage process as well, so if buyers are putting in an offer on a property, they know they're ready to go from the finance standpoint as well.
 
First-timers also need to get ready for the lender's inevitable onslaught of requests for financial documents. The amount of paperwork can amaze, humble and frustrate borrowers, A good tip is to ask for a list of all the documents that might be necessary, and be prepared to provide them.
 
First-timers also need to get comfortable with how much they feel they can afford to spend to buy and own a home. That amount might be less than the maximum they're qualified to borrow.  What you can get approved for and what you're comfortable with are usually two different things. One reason: Home repairs and maintenance can be more costly than many new homeowners realize. That means the trade-offs between renting and buying might not be clear without some number crunching. It's not always adequate just to compare monthly rent to a monthly mortgage payment.
 
Don't concentrate on just getting approved and having a mortgage representative tell you, we can get you a mortgage and get you into that house, Make sure it's going to be a fit for your personal situation.
 
Once you've figured out your monthly expenses and what you can afford, you can start your search. It could happen that the first home you see is the one you want; or you might look at home after home with none of them catching your interest. Rest assured, the home you're looking for is out there, and when you find it, you're ready to make an offer. If your offer is accepted, the next steps are closing and moving into your new home. 
 
Purchasing a home is easy once you put your plans into action.

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Canadian home sales edge down from December to January

According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were down slightly in January 2017 on a month-over-month basis. Highlights: - National home sales declined 1.3% from December 2016 to January 2017 - Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in January was up 1.9% from a year earlier - The number of newly listed homes dropped 6.7% from December 2016 to January 2017 - The MLSHome Price Index (HPI) in January was up 15.0% year-over-year (y-o-y) - The national average sale price was little changed (+0.2%) y-o-y in January Sales activity was down from the previous month in about half of all local markets, led by three of Canadas largest urban centres: the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Greater Vancouver, and Montreal. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) sales activity was up 1.9% compared to the same month last year. While sales were up from year-ago levels in about two-thirds of all local housing markets including in the GTA, Calgary, Edmonton, London and St Thomas, and Montreal, they were down significantly in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The number of newly listed homes dropped 6.7% in January 2017, the second consecutive monthly decline. New listings were down in about two-thirds of all local markets, led by the GTA and environs across Vancouver Island. With the monthly decline in new listings surpassing the decline in sales, the national sales-to-new listings ratio jumped to 67.7% in January compared to 64.0% in December and 60.2% in November. The ratio was above 60% in about half of all local housing markets in January, the vast majority of which are located in British Columbia, in and around the GTA and across southwestern Ontario. A monthly decline in newly listed homes further tightened housing markets that were already in sellers market territory. There were 4.6 months of inventory on a national basis at the end of January 2017 unchanged from December 2016 and a six-year low for the measure. The imbalance between limited housing supply and robust demand in Ontarios Greater Golden Horseshoe region is without precedent (the region includes the GTA, Hamilton-Burlington, Oakville-Milton, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Brantford, the Niagara Region, Barrie and nearby cottage country). The number of months of inventory in January 2017 stood at or below one month in the GTA, Hamilton-Burlington, Oakville-Milton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Brantford and Guelph. In the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver, prices have receded from their peaks posted in August 2016. That said, home prices in these regions nonetheless remain well above year-ago levels (+24.9% and +15.6% respectively). Meanwhile, benchmark prices continue to climb in Victoria and elsewhere on Vancouver Island together with Greater Toronto, Oakville-Milton and Guelph. Year-over-year price gains in these five markets ranged from about 18% to 26% in January. By comparison, home prices were down 2.9% y-o-y in Calgary and by 1.0% y-o-y in Saskatoon. Prices in these two markets now stand 5.9% and 4.3% below their respective peaks reached in 2015. Home prices were up modestly from year-ago levels in Regina (+3.8%), Ottawa (+3.7%) and Greater Montreal (+3.1%). In Greater Moncton, home prices for the market overall held steady (-0.2%), reflecting an increase in townhouse row units prices (5.8%) that was offset by a decline in prices for one-storey single family homes (-1.0%). The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average price for homes sold in January 2017 was $470,253, almost unchanged (+0.2%) from where it stood one year earlier. The national average price continues to be pulled upward by sales activity in Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto, which remain two of Canadas tightest, most active and expensive housing markets. That said, Greater Vancouvers share of national sales activity has diminished considerably over the past year, giving it less upward influence on the national average price. The average price is reduced by almost $120,000 to $351,998 if Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto sales are excluded from calculations.

Canadian Housing Starts Trend Increased in January

The trend measure of housing starts in Canada was 199,834 units in January compared to 197,881 in December, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts. CMHC uses the trend measure as a complement to the monthly SAAR of housing starts to account for considerable swings in monthly estimates and obtain a more complete picture of the state of Canadas housing market. In some situations analyzing only SAAR data can be misleading, as they are largely driven by the multi-unit segment of the market which can vary significantly from one month to the next. The standalone monthly SAAR for all areas in Canada was 207,408 units in January, up from 206,305 units in December. The SAAR of urban starts increased by 1.0per cent in January to 189,688 units. Multiple urban starts increased by 4.2per cent to 125,886 units in January and single-detached urban starts decreased by 4.6 per cent, to 63,802 units. In January, the seasonally adjusted annual rate of urban starts increased in Ontario and Atlantic Canada, but decreased in British Columbia, the Prairies and Quebec. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17,720 units.

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