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Utilize Private Funds In Your Real Estate Today!
We as the general public have been spoiled by the low bank rates being offered to date. Many investors become so enticed by low interest rates that they do not even consider the option of using private funding when they are declined by the bank, and as result, they turn away from a purchase or refinance that could have generated great profit for them. First of all, why are more and more people getting declined by the bank? Today the banks have become very difficult to work with. This is because they have imposed extremely strict requirements for approvals and if you do not meet their exact credentials, you are declined and your buying power has been diminished. I am sure many have experienced such frustrations on the new and improved banking protocol, specifically business owners and contract workers who may have difficulty verifying income. Being in the mortgage industry for almost 2 decades now,I have witnessed vast changes in the approval process for both residential and commercial lending. Just a short time ago it was possible to purchase a residential property, single family up to 4 units, with only 5-10% down. Today you would need a minimum down payment of 20% of your purchase price. You must be able to show that you have the funds to support this purchase and if you cannot verify your income as declared on your tax returns, then there is a very high probability that you will be declined. How many individuals have fallen into this category because of being self-employed? Majority of these individuals are the ones that are seeking alternative investments such as real estate for long term stability because of a lack of post retirement pensions and government support. Iwant to inform all of you investors that we cannot let the banks criteria stop our real estateendeavours! We have access to private money where these strict rules do not apply. The approval processfor private funding is based on commonsenseapproach. A common sense approach entails analyzing a deal objectively and all-encompassing. A feasibility analysis would be conducted along with an appraisal of the property, and any relevant documentation would be requested on deal specific basis. Although the interest rates are higher, with private funding there is significantly more flexibility with closing times (mortgages can close within a matter of days!), income confirmation, loan to values, and conditions on a mortgage offer. A higher interest rate is far worth the ability to purchase real estate that could produce great future value and profit that otherwise may not even be a possibility. Since private money can fund quickly, why not use this funding source tonegotiate a better deal for a quick closing, and offset the additional interest rates? I personally am self-employed and I am an avid real estate investor whom uses this technique all the time. I pay the going rates and still have a great success from real estate! Example of how using private money worked for one of our clients: Purchased a power of sale vacant property: $550,000 Used private funding to close Used private funding for a renovation loan Renovated and leased the vacant space Appraised the property after the work was completed: New value $1,100,000 Refinanced with the bank Removed private money: now they have a beautiful property that is cash flowing and their initial investment has been returned. Please note, first mortgage rates for a private loan average from 7-10% annually, second mortgage rates average from 10-15% annually. We can obtain up to 90% of the value of the property on approved credit. On average this is on higher side, however has been funded. Lender fee and broker fee will also apply. Private money will fund land, gas stations, vacant properties, distressed properties, construction, and developmentamongst many others. If you are looking to buy a property and are hitting a wall with your funding, contact email@example.com and we can perform an assessment on your deal today!
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