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Why Should You Consider Using A Monoline Mortgage Lender?
Which mortgage lender is offering the best rates and terms? This is a very common question I get asked a lot. In many client cases that I dealt with, it is with a non-bank lender; or what our industry would called a Monoline Lender. However, due to the lack of understanding by general public, clients would show concerns and worrisome, this is why I would like to take this chance in sharing our knowledge on Monolines Lender with you. According to CanadianMortgageTrends.com, A monoline is a mortgage lender that focuses just on mortgages. A monoline lender does not have other products it can cross-sell, which differentiates it from a bank or credit union ... http://www.canadianmortgagetrends.com/canadian_mortgage_trends/2010/10/monoline-lender.html We partner with many Tier A lenders, also known as Monoline Lenders. The lowest rates we advertise are mostly offered by these lenders. Many mortgage brokers like about their simple business model in focusing on just mortgages. They tend to focus in providing competitive mortgage solutions rather than soliciting you to open a chequing or savings account, apply for a credit card, open a line of credit, or other manner that typical banks would involve in these days. You might wonder what are the risks in going with a Monoline Lender. Monolines are in the business of lending you money, not borrowing from you. Let me ask you a rhetorical question, when money is being lend to you, is the risk of defaulting the loan lay on the borrower or the lender? The most critical is your mortgage agent can explain clearly to you all the terms and conditions in the mortgage commitments. This way, you can fully understand your rights, payment schedules, prepayment privilege, early payout penalty, and other important details before you make an informed decision. The mortgage industry is heavily regulated by the government, protecting the client. Monolines are required to follow the same lending guidelines as the major banks. In fact, many Monoline Lenders get their funding from large financial institutions like RBC, TD, and National Bank. I also did some researches with other mortgage brokers, and below are some of the common reasons why they like monoline lenders: - They do not operate in a local branch setting, so they have a lot less overhead expenses to be maintained. As a result, they often offer very competitive solution such as mortgage rates, prepayment privilege and early payout penalties. - They have customer service departments to service you and offer online access to view your mortgage details - They typically focus on a specific niche (i.e..:mortgages for self employed people.). This allows them to provide mortgage solutions and services that are especially suitable for their clienteles - They offer unique products like the 35 year amortization - Monoline mortgage lenders respect the value mortgage brokers bring to their clients. Since their business rely on maintaining a good relationship with the mortgage brokerage network, they have great incentives in providing the best solution and services to our clients. As long as client provides the necessary documents on time, they are very nimble in funding the mortgage deals. Every client has a unique situation and requires different mortgage needs. It is our duty as your mortgage agents to assess each circumstance thoroughly to determine which lender is best suited for you. Although we can also help our clients to get access to mortgage solutions from banks such as TD, National Bank, after detailed comparison, we often would recommend a Monoline Lender. Everyone wants the best rate and terms possible. If you are desire in finding a mortgage that is suitable for your needs, you have to be open mind in giving your business to that different type of lenders. After all, if there is no Monoline lenders offer more financing choices to the consumers, what is the incentive for our banks to remain competitive?
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.