BLOG / NEWS Updates
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can perform an assessment on your deal today!
Toronto index stopped trending down in January
In January the TeranetNational Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM rose 0.3% from the previous month, a tic higher than the historical average for January and a second consecutive monthly increase. However, only four of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed showed gains the first time since January 2016 that a rise in the Composite Index has had so little breadth. It was due mainly to a second straight monthly jump of the index for the important Vancouver market (1.2% in January on the heels of 1.3% in December). The Toronto index rose 0.2%, the Victoria index 1.0% and the Montreal index edged up 0.1%. All the other component indexes were down on the month: Hamilton (0.2%), Ottawa-Gatineau ( 0.2%), Edmonton (0.3%), Calgary (0.3%), Halifax (-1.0%), Winnipeg (1.1%) and Quebec City (2.0%). For Montreal, it was a 13th monthly increase, and for Hamilton it was a fifth decrease in a row. The rise of the Toronto index was the first in six months. The raw (unsmoothed) Toronto index  on which it is based was up for a third consecutive month. The firming of the smoothed index is due entirely to condo dwellings. The smoothed index for non-condo units fell in January for a sixth straight month, bringing its cumulative decline to 9.6%. Click here for full release. https://housepriceindex.ca/2018/02/toronto-index-stopped-trending-down-in-january/
2018 CMHC Prospective Home Buyers Survey
In October 2017, CMHC surveyed 2,507 prospective home buyers on-line. Respondents were all prime household decision-makers who intend to purchase a new home within the next two years, including approximately 1,500 First-Time Buyers, 500 current owners, and 500 previous owners. The survey results highlight that: First-Time Buyers and Previous Owners share the same top motivator to purchase a home: they want to stop renting. Improved accessibility (physical obstacles and barriers) and investment opportunity were also noted as top motivators across all groups. Changes to mortgage regulations and concerns about possible future interest rate increases were not among the top motivators. Over four-in-ten First-Time Buyers and Previous Owners say they would delay their home purchase if they were not able to find their ideal home, with a fairly similar proportion saying they would be willing to compromise on the size of the home and location. The majority of future home buyers intend to obtain a mortgage to finance their home purchase, with First-Time Buyers showing higher incidence compared to Previous Owners and Current Owners. Across all future home buyers groups, more than six-in-ten say they are likely to have a financial buffer in case their expenses change in the future. Furthermore, the majority of future home buyers, especially Current Owners, agree that they feel confident they have the necessary tools and information to manage their mortgage and debt load. Among all groups, the two most common actions completed one to two years prior to the purchase of a home were saving for a down payment and determining what type of home to buy. On the other hand, in the last three months before purchasing, about two-in ten of prospective buyers pre-qualify for a mortgage. About one-in-four prospective home buyers stated that they would be very likely to consider delaying their purchase in the event of an increase in interest rates.