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6 Months 7.94%
1 Year 6.94%
2 Years 5.54%
3 Years 5.71%
4 Years 5.67%
5 Years 5.09%
7 Years 6.24%
10 Years 6.29%
6 Months Open 9.75%
1 Year Open 8.00%
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Karen Beckingham  Mortgage Professional

Karen Beckingham

Mortgage Professional


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What does applying for a mortgage look like?

The process can be a little overwhelming, so I am here to help. First, we will do an introductory meeting on ZOOM. This can take about 30 minutes. We will review what my responsibilities are to you. Unlike the bank, my responsibility is to you. I am your guide in this whole process. Then we can discuss what your goals are. Do you want to buy or refinance? Are we looking at doing some restructuring?

We will discuss your income and how it is structured. Are you salaried, or hourly? Commission? Self Employed?

Next, we will discuss the down payment if you are buying, as well as discussing your credit history.

The next step is, what is your comfort level with this current rate environment? What should we be looking at? Fixed rates, variable rate, short or long term?

We will discuss what documentation may be needed. Paystubs, Employment letters, Income Tax Documents?

Lastly, Gathering of personal information on my secure portal. My portal will allow us to communicate by SMS and email as we go through the full process.

I hope to hear from you soon!

KarenB

 

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I'm certified through the Equifax Credit Professional Program.

BLOG / NEWS Updates

Canadian Survey of Consumer Expectations—First Quarter of 2024

Consumers believe inflation has slowed, but their expectations for inflation in the near term have barely changed. Consumers link their perceptions of slowing inflation with their own experiences of price changes for frequently purchased items, such as food and gas. Expectations for long-term inflation have increased, though they remain below their historical average. Relative to last quarter, consumers now think that factors contributing to high inflationparticularly high government spending and elevated home prices and rent costswill take longer to resolve. Canadians continue to feel the negative impacts of high inflation and high interest rates on their budgets, and nearly two-thirds are cutting or postponing spending in response. Although weak, consumer sentiment improved this quarter, with people expecting lower interest rates. As a result, consumers are less pessimistic about the future of the economy and their financial situation, and fewer think they will need to further cut or postpone spending. Improved sentiment is also evident in perceptions of the labour market, which have stabilized after easing over recent quarters. Workers continue to feel positive about the labour market and, with inflation expected to be high, they continue to anticipate stronger-than-average wage growth. Source: https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2024/04/canadian-survey-of-consumer-expectations-first-quarter-of-2024

TD Economic Report: Canadian Highlights

Central bankers took the stage this week, but it was Canadian economic data that stole the show. A significant improvement in inflation for February and a weak reading on retail sales increased expectations for an earlier cut by the Bank of Canada (BoC). Adding to this was the release of the BoCs March deliberations that confirmed the Bank is preparing to cut rates later this year. While the exact timing of the first rate cut is still uncertain, market pricing has rallied around June/July, matching expectations on timing for other major central banks. The inflation reading this week showed a meaningful deceleration, with the headline measure remaining within the BoC 1% to 3% target band. But the big surprise was the heavy discounting on items like clothing, cell phone /internet plans, and food. For the latter, that was the first contraction in three years (seasonally adjusted)! As Deputy Governor Toni Gravelle said at a speech later in the week, this was very encouraging. What was even more promising was the progress on the BoCs preferred inflation metrics. While these have remained stubbornly high over the last few months, they too have started to ease and now sit just above the 3% band. These metrics are starting to follow other measures of inflation lower, including the Banks old preferred inflation measure, CPIX. This index excludes the eight most volatile inflation items such as mortgage interest costs. Importantly, this measure has now reached the BoCs 2% target. Source: TD Economics https://economics.td.com/ca-weekly-bottom-line

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